Courtney Carpenter Childers
Dr. Courtney Carpenter Childers joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee as an Assistant Professor of Advertising in 2006. Her research interests deal with societal issues and advertising. Specifically, she has conducted research in the areas of food/beverage marketing to children, sexual imagery, and gender role portrayals in advertising. Dr. Childers has published in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Media Psychology, Journal of Food Products Marketing, Journal of Current Research and Issues in Advertising, and the Journal of Consumer Affairs. Dr. Childers has taught courses in Advertising and Public Relations Research (ADV/PR 340), Advertising Media Strategy (ADV 360), Advertising Masters Projects (ADV 590), and an elective Special Topics course in Social Media (ADV 490). She is a current member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the American Academy of Advertising (AAA), and the International Communication Association (ICA) where she serves on various internal committees and regularly presents her research.
Ph.D., Communication & Information Sciences, University of Alabama
M.A., Advertising & Public Relations, University of Alabama
B.A., Mass Communications, Middle Tennessee State University
B.A., Psychology, Middle Tennessee State University