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About MeDr. Robert Andrew Dunn is an assistant professor of communication at East Tennessee State University and head of the journalism program. He teaches both journalism and mass communication courses.

His research focuses on avatars, virtual identity, and communication technology. He also has a strong interest in media psychology. Learn more about Dunn's classroom activities at his companion blog.

Academically, Dunn holds a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Alabama, a master’s degree in communication from Florida State University, and a bachelor’s degree in communication from Auburn University Montgomery.

Professionally, Dunn worked in newspapers for nearly a decade. He served primarily as an education reporter and occasional legislative reporter for both the Tallahassee Democrat in Tallahassee, Fla., and The Ledger in Lakeland, Fla. He has also served as an instructor for Florida Southern College and the University of Alabama.

In his spare time, Dunn enjoys travel, cooking, and live music. He has visited 11 countries and has attended more than 50 concerts.