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Nichols-Pethick, Jonathan, Ph.D. - Faculty Bio

Nichols-Pethick, Jonathan, Ph.D.



(765) 658-5095

Pulliam Center, 1307
Greencastle, IN

Communication and Theatre 

Professor of Communication and Theatre

Jonathan Nichols-Pethick is a professor of media studies in the Department of Communication and Theatre.  He also serves as the Director of the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media and the Director of the Media Fellows program. Prof. Nichols-Pethick primarily teaches courses in film and media studies, including: Media, Culture & Society (COMM 233), Television Production (COMM 236), Film & Culture (COMM 237), and Media Criticism (COMM 334).  He also teaches the first-year colloquium and the senior capstone course for the Media Fellows program.  His research interests include media history, media institutions, and genre analysis.  He is the author of the book TV Cops: The Contemporary American Television Police Drama (Routledge 2012) as well as several essays on contemporary television.