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Bio Image Ron Allman

Ron Allman

Associate Professor of Journalism
Phone: (812) 941-2381
Office Location: CV 117

Academic Background

University of South Carolina
Country: United States
Major: Journalism
Minor: Information Science
University of Texas at Austin
Country: United States
Degree: Master of Arts
Major: Journalism
Minor: Psychology
University of Texas at Austin
Country: United States
Degree: Bachelor of Journalism
Major: Journalism / Magazine



  • “Visual Communication,” 1st Edition book, Kendall Hunt, Dubuque, IA, 2011
  • “Designing to Communicate,” revised book chapter in “Creative Strategy in Advertising,” 10e edition, Bonnie L. Drewniany and A. Jerome Jewler, Wadsworth Publishing Company, Belmont, CA, 2011
  • “Student Newspaper — The Horizon” and “Risky Business: Sex, alcohol, and Health Issues,” book chapters in “College Success Guide,” Fifth Edition, Donna Dahlgren, Hayden-McNeil, Plymouth, MI, 2011
  • “Family Album,” book, First Baptist Church of Jeffersonville / Short Run Printing, Scottsdale, AZ, 2010
  • “Edgar D. Whitcomb,” book chapter in “Biographical Directory of Indiana Governors,” James E. St. Clair and Linda Gugin, Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN, 2005
  • “The Shyness Workbook: 30 Days to Effectively Dealing with Shyness,” book design, photography and editing for Bernardo J. Carducci’s workbook, Research Press, 2005
  • “The Benefits of Strategies for Dealing With Shyness for Journalism Students,” The Kentucky Journal of Communication, Volume 21, Number 1, Spring 2002, pp. 57-65
  • “Fighting Words: The History of the Media in South Carolina,” book design and photography for Patricia G. McNeely’s comprehensive work, South Carolina Press Association, 1998
  • “The Palmetto Press: The History of South Carolina’s Newspapers and the Press Association,” book design, editing, web publication and photography for Patricia G. McNeely’s follow-up book on South Carolina media history, South Carolina Press Association, 1998

Presentations and Papers

  • “Problems with Shooting Video for the Web,” Society of Professional Journalists workshop, Feb. 17, 2007
  • “Hate Online: A Content Analysis,” presented at the IU Southeast Social Sciences colloquium, February 2002
  • “The Effects of Media Coverage of the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial: Pre- and Post-Trial Issue Salience and Role of Expert Sources,” written with Robert Pyle and Lowndes Stephens, Chicago, 1997; AEJMC Convention
  • “Minorities and Computer Bulletin Boards: Empowerment through Electronic Communication,” Austin, TX, 1994; Texas Student Scholars Project

Creative Work

Magazine Cover Design
  • Today’s Woman magazine, January 2001
  • Today’s Woman magazine, March 2001
  • Today’s Woman magazine, September 2001
  • Today’s Woman magazine, September 2002
  • Today’s Woman magazine, October 2002
  • Today’s Woman magazine, December 2002
  • Today’s Woman magazine, September 2003, Second Place, Cover Design, Louisville Metro Society of Professional Journalists
  • Today’s Woman magazine, June 2004
  • Today’s Woman magazine, July 2005, Silver Award, Women’s Regional Publications of America
Logo Design
  • HER (Honoring Excellent Role Models) Awards, January 2001
  • WOW (Women Offering Wisdom) Breast Cancer Awareness, September 2001
  • IU Southeast International Festival, Fall 2003
  • Business Careers in Entertainment Club, Bloomington, Indiana, Fall 2004
  • Baptist Church, Shelby, North Carolina, Fall 2005
  • Wares of the World logo, September 2006
  • International Programs logo, September 2006
  • Italian American Psychology Assembly logo, September 2007
  • SuperGirls, Inc., February 2009
  • Jeffersonville Canal District logo design contest, March 2010
Website Design
  • IU Southeast Journalism Program, 2002
  • Shyness Research Institute, 2002–2011
  • Italian-American Association of Louisville, 2005–present
  • First Baptist Church of Jeffersonville, 2008–present
  • Italian American Psychology Assembly, 2008–present

Professional Interests

  • Visual Communication
  • Communication Law
  • Journalism Ethics
  • Mass Communications
  • Creative Advertising
  • Photojournalism
  • Graphic Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Online Communication
  • Virtual Communities