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.


 Recent Book Publications

Documentary history  Active Voice   Visual Theory

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

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.

2014-2015 Courses

  • Great Ideas: Capstone in Communications

    Media History Media Today

  • Multimedia Storytelling

    Interactive Project for the Public Good