Dustin Hahn, M.A., A.B.D.

Assistant Professor of Mass Communication

Department of Communication

College of Fine Arts

West Texas A&M University

Office: Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, Room 166

Email: dhahn@wtamu.edu

Phone: (806) 787-4625

Dustin Hahn's 2013 CV


Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas)      Fall 2011 to Spring 2014

            Degree: Doctorate of Philosophy in Media and Communication (in progress)

            Note: I have finished coursework and qualifying exams, and I have made significant progress

            on my dissertation. I anticipate graduating in August 2014.

Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas)      Fall 2010 to Spring 2012

            Degree: Master of Arts in Mass Communications, Thesis Track

            Thesis: "More than just a pretty face? Examining the influence of attractiveness and reporter/athlete

            congruity on perceived credibility"

Harding University (Searcy, Arkansas)         Fall 2006 to Fall 2009

            Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Electronic Media Productions, Magna Cum Laude

Media Skills


Linear Video Editing (DVCAM)

Nonlinear Video Editing

Digital Photography

Jib Operations

News Writing (All Formats)

Web Design

Radio Announcing

Board Operating

Live Event Recording

Lighting and Audio Set-up

Apple and PC Compatible Systems


Premier Pro

Final Cut Pro






Media Encoder




Summer 2014 (West Texas A&M University)

MCOM 2310 - Media Design (Course Instructor)

            Description: A design course teaching students the basics of design through many projects including a website.


May 2014 (West Texas A&M University)

MCOM 1307 - Introduction to Mass Communication (Course Instructor)

            Description: A course designed to introduce students to the issues and concepts associated with media.


Spring 2014 (West Texas A&M University)

MCOM 1336 - Basic Video Production (Course Instructor)

            Description: An introductory course where students learn to produce multiple, professional videos.

MCOM 2376 - Mass Communication Theory (Course Instructor)

            Description: A course designed to expose students to the underlying explanations of phenomena in our field.

MCOM 3335 - TV News Anchoring and Reporting (Course Instructor)

            Description: A hands-on class where students learn reporting skills and collaborate to produce newscasts.


Fall 2013 (Texas Tech University)

EMC 3315 – Principles of Digital Media (Course Instructor)

            Description: A course introducing students to basic Web design along with Web appropriate media


Fall 2013 (Lubbock Christian University)

COM 3301 – Sports Writing and Reporting (Course Instructor)

            Description: A seminar preparing students to write and create sports reports for a variety of media


Spring 2013 (Abilene Christian University)

JMC 400 – Guided Study: Digital Sports Media (Course Instructor)

            Description: A pragmatic and research-based independent study in sports media

JMC 310 – Electronic Media Principles (Course Instructor)

            Description: An intensive course in audio/visual preparation, shooting, and production

JMC 239 – Writing for Electronic Delivery (Course Instructor for Two Sections)

            Description: A course preparing students for Web writing, usability, and engagement


Fall 2012 (Abilene Christian University)

JMC 201 – Introduction to Visual Media (Course Instructor)

            Description: A class guiding students through photo and video shooting and editing

JMC 310 – Interactive Media (Course Instructor)

            Description: A seminar preparing students for work in interactive Web or mobile media


Summer 2012 (Texas Tech University)

EMC 3315 – Principles of Digital Media (Course Instructor)

            Description: A short course allowing students to build professional websites


Summer 2012 (Abilene Christian University)

JMC 239 – Writing for Electronic Delivery (Course Instructor)

            Description: A course preparing students for Web writing, usability, and engagement


Spring 2012 (Texas Tech University)

EMC 3335 – Video Production and Editing (Course Instructor)

            Description: A film course teaching students the basics of videography and production


Fall 2011 (Texas Tech University)

ADV 3361 – Advertising Design and Layout (Course Instructor)

            Description: A portfolio-building course applying theoretical concepts of design


Fall 2010 (Texas Tech University)

MCOM 3380 – Mass Communication Research Methods (Teaching Assistant)

            Description: A course on quantitative and qualitative social scientific research methods

2010 - present
2010 - present

Helen DeVitt Jones Part-time

     Graduate Fellowship

Hutcheson Graduate Fellowship

Helen DeVitt Jones Scholarship

     and Graduate Fellowship

Graduate Assistantship Position

     at Texas Tech University

College of Mass Communication

     Scholarship at Harding and

     Texas Tech University

Harding University Academic


TNT Doc Holloway Scholarship

Harding University Track and

     Field Athletic Scholarship

Ironman Texas Finisher

International Travel:

Teaching Details

Instructor Position Description: As the instructor of record for the above courses, I designed the course content including projects, assignments, quizzes, labs, and exams. I lectured, conversed in seminars, and periodically held one-on-one meetings. I have taught hands-on production courses, abstract concepts, research methods, media theories, guided campaigns, writing courses, and much more for print, online, and mobile media.


Classroom Formats: During my time as a university instructor, I have taught courses in mass communication, electronic media, advertising, and journalism. I have taught from a distance (Skyping once per week and meeting with students in the classroom once per week) for two courses. I have also taught lecture classes, seminars, an independent study, semester long courses, a three-week course (May), and a six-week course (summer). As a student, I have taken traditional classroom courses, two online courses, and a few independent research study projects. In so doing, I have had the opportunity to work with dozens of faculty members and students at multiple universities in varying contexts.


Multitasking: I have maintained a rigorous graduate school course load while continuing to teach, conduct research, and produce freelance media content for multiple clients. During this time, I have built and maintained lasting relationships with faculty, students, and clients alike.


Student Comments:

“Mr. Hahn was a good instructor, and I enjoyed his class greatly. He was always eager to help.”

“I loved this class! Mr. Hahn is a great instructor! I learned so much.”

“Awesome teacher. Great class for people that have 0% experience.”

“Really enjoyed this class!”

“Very helpful. Explanations for tricks and skills were very useful.”

“I appreciated Mr. Hahn’s enthusiasm, and he did a good job with lecture.”

“He is a good instructor.”

“Overall, I really enjoyed the class.”

“Mr. Hahn is a great teacher and really tries to help when students do not understand the programs.”

“Fair and understanding.”

“Seriously, great teacher. Mr. Hahn did a great job teaching this class and making the readings relevant.”


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Cummins, R., & Hahn, D. (2013). Re-presenting sport: How instant replay and perceived violence impact enjoyment of mediated sports. Mass Communication

          and Society, 16, 787-807. 10.1080/15205436.2013.779719.

Hahn, D., & Cummins, R. (2014). Effects of attractiveness, gender, and athlete–reporter congruence on perceived credibility of sport reporters. International

          Journal of Sport Communication, 7, 34-47.

Hahn, D., Cummins, R., & VanDyke, M. (in preparation for submission). More of a numbers game than ever? A longitudinal examination

          of the change in frequency, type, and presentation form of statistics used in NFL broadcasts. Journal, 2013.


Conference Papers

Hahn, D., & VanDyke, M. (2013, August). More of a Numbers Game than Ever? A Longitudinal Examination of the Change in Frequency,

          Type, and Presentation Form of Statistics Used in NFL Broadcasts. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism

          and Mass Communication annual conference, Washington, D.C.

Hahn, D., & Cummins, R. (2012, August). More than just a pretty face? Examining the influence of attractiveness and reporter/athlete

          congruity on perceived credibility. Paper to be presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

          annual conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Hughes, S. & Hahn, D. (2012, June). Sing it out: A study of worship media effectiveness. Paper presented at the Christian Scholars’

          Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

Cummins, G. & Hahn, D. (2012, April). Does instant replay increase enjoyment? Examining the relationship between instant replay,

          enjoyment, and perceived violence of play. Paper presented at the Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, Nevada.*

Hahn, D. (2011, November). Determining potential factors influencing online blog credibility: The continued examination of age and

          gender in addition to number of followers. Paper presented at the International Research Conference for Graduate Students,

          San Marcos, Texas.

Hahn, D. (2011, November). Setting the campus agenda: A front-page look at the influence of collegiate news media. Paper presented at

          the International Research Conference for Graduate Students, San Marcos, Texas.

*Awarded Second Place Honors for the 2012 BEA Sports Division.


Research Agenda and Experience

Methods: I have worked in content analyses, experiments, historical analyses, and surveys.

Lab Experience: I have experience working in MediaLab software, eye-tracking labs, psychophysiology labs, continuous response measurements, and survey software.

Research Responsibilities: I have recruited, worked with IRB, conducted studies, collected data, analyzed results, and worked to finalize papers for personal papers or in collaboration with other students and/or professors.

Former Areas of Investigation: I have aided in sports media, political communication, historical analyses in public relations, and television advertising research.

Current and Future Projects: I continue my own line of research in sports media by investigating exemplification theory within the context in order to expound upon and uncover presence, consumption, retention, and processing of base rate information and exemplars. I also have research proposals ready for data collection on such topics covering pedagogical credibility factors, emotions and gender in source credibility, credibility and dialogue in online organization-public relationships, congruence and credibility in political advertisements, cognitive dissonance and partisan politics, and more.

Media Experience

Reaching Audiences Conference (Lubbock, Texas)                                                                                                                                                Summer 2013

I collaborated in an effort to edit and produce a series of videos to highlight the conference. 

Online Educational Tutorials (Lubbock, Texas)                                                                                                                                                       Spring 2012 to Spring 2013

I am currently shooting, editing, and producing online video tutorials for the Stochastic Challenge project funded by a grant through the National Science Foundation.           

Freelance (Lubbock and Cleburne, Texas)                                                                                                                                                               Spring 2011 to Present

I shoot and edit professional photos and videos for a variety of clients.

Hahn Media Productions (Searcy, Arkansas)                                                                                                                                                           2010 Calendar Year

I owned my own production company specializing in wedding videos, corporate videos, DVD building, and family photography

Silo Seven Films’ Assistant (Marion, Illinois)                                                                                                                                                             Summers 2007 and 2009

I worked with the company owner in post-production editing, assembling and managing equipment, coordinated operations, provided on-camera talent as needed.

KVHU 95.3’s Production Engineer (Searcy, Arkansas)                                                                                                                                             Fall 2008 to Fall 2009

I was the university’s board operator and producer during intercollegiate football andbasketball games for the commercial radio station.

TV16’s Production Assistant (Searcy, Arkansas)                                                                                                                                                       Spring 2008

I operated studio cameras, ran prompters, managed time, controlled audio and lighting boards, and operating the live video editor for the university’s cable television station.


Dr. Glenn Cummins – Assistant Department Chair of Electronic Media and Professor at Texas Tech University


Dr. Cheryl Bacon – Department Chair of Journalism and Mass Communication at Abilene Christian University


Dr. Coy Callison – Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Professor at Texas Tech University


Dr. Todd Chambers – Department Chair of Journalism and Electronic Media and Professor at Texas Tech University