Professor Copeland . . .


joined the Elon University School of Communications faculty in 2001. He teaches media history and the capstone courses in the School. He is also the program director of Elon's graduate program in interactive media. In 2006, he was named the Distinguished University Scholar by Elon University, and in 2012 he was presented the Daniels-Danieley Award for outstanding teaching at Elon. In 1998, he was named the Virginia Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Professor Copeland holds the Ph.D. in mass communication research from the University of North Carolina.

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 Publications, 2010-2012

Documentary history  Active Voice   Visual Theory

The News Media, 2012; Media's Role in Defining the Nation:  The Active Voice, 2010; Introduction to Visual Theory and Practice, 2011

Elon Master's Degree in Interactive Media

1-year program to prepare graduates to plan, create and manage interactive media content. Visit the website.


Media History Monographs

An online journal of media history. Click to visit.









2013-2014 Courses

  • Capstone

    Culminating  course for all communications majors.

  • Media history,     media today  

    Examines media's development, growth and impact in America.