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Dr. Emmett Winn is a Professor of Communication in the School of Communication and Journalism and has been serving as Auburn’s Associate Provost since 2009.

Winn earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication from Auburn University and his Ph.D. from the University of South Florida. After earning his doctorate, he began teaching at Auburn. As a professor, he has educated students in courses including Introduction to Film Studies, History of International Cinema, and History of the American Film Industry, as well as several graduate courses including Qualitative Methods.

Dr. Winn is the author of the 2016 book Communication and Conflict Management: A Handbook for the New Department Chair published by Academic Impressions, the 2012 book Documenting Racism: African Americans in U.S. Department of Agriculture Films and the 2007 book The American Dream and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema both published by Bloomsbury Publishing. Dr. Winn also coedited a 2005 University of Alabama Press book, Transmitting the Past: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting. Additionally, Dr. Winn has published numerous scholarly articles in international, national, and regional Communication and Film Studies journals including the Journal of CommunicationCritical Studies in Mass Communication, the Southern Communication Journal, the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic MediaFilm and History, and Kinema.

Winn is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. He served as the Executive Director for the Southern States Communication Association for five years and is a member of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

In 2011 Winn was chosen as a distinguished alumnus by the University of South Florida and in 2013 he received the T. Earle Johnson-Edwin Paget Distinguished Service Award from the Southern States Communication Association.

As Associate Provost, Winn provides insight and leadership concerning academic and administrative issues across all colleges and schools at the University. Dr. Winn provides direct supervision to many academic areas including Auburn Global (international student recruitment and retention), Auburn Online, the Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, engaged active student learning (EASL) classrooms, the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center, the Jules Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, the Office of Accessibility, the Office of International Programs, and the Registrar’s Office. Moreover, Dr. Winn works closely with the more than sixty department chairs, the University Promotion and Tenure committee, the University Senate leadership, and the academic deans in all processes related to faculty hiring, evaluating, and issues related to the promotion and tenure process, post-tenure review, and systematic administrator review.

Additionally, Winn oversees the academic integrity process at the University level.

Dr. Winn also directs and prioritizes the assignment and allocation of space for all academic units as the chief academic liaison with Auburn’s Facilities Management Division. In this work, he represents academic interests in building renovation, construction, space management, and campus planning.

Dr. Winn consults on issues related to international education, online education, campus planning, and conflict management and communication in academic settings for educationally focused organizations such as Sterling Partners, Academic Impressions (AI), and Educational Consulting Services Corp. (ECS) of Toronto, Canada. In this capacity, he has participated in training faculty, staff, and administrators from more than 100 institutions of higher education.

During his free time, Winn enjoys spending time with his dog, Jenny, traveling, reading, and watching movies.

Last Updated: June 21, 2017