Darryl T Frazier
Darryl Frazier is a full-time lecturer in Communication, primarily teaching Com 1010 - Intro to Oral communication. Prior to his current position, Darryl taught part time in the Communication Department. He also spent the last two years serving as the Assistant Basic Course Director, overseeing the Public Speaking Resource Center. He worked with Wayne State's "Kick Start" program in 2020, and he has been part of the Communication Department's Basic Course Committee since 2017. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in the Communication Department, completing work on his dissertation looking at media representation of the isolationist movement prior to World War II.
Awards & Honors
J. William Snorgrass Award for Outstanding Paper on a Minorities Topic (2021) - American Journalism Historians Association
Fuhlhage M., Frazier D., Neal K., and Lindner A. (2021). “‘If Ever Saints Wept and Hell Rejoiced, It Must Have Been Over the Passage of That Law’: The 1850 Slave Act in Detroit River Borderlands Newspapers, 1851-1852”.
Wally Eberhard Award for Outstanding Paper in Media and War (2018) Honorable Mention - American Journalism Historians Association
“Spinning toward secession. . . .”
Thomas C. Rumble Fellowship (2016) - Department of Communication, Wayne State University
Degrees and Certifications
Wayne State University (2016 - present) - Ph.D. Candidate in Communication Studies
Wayne State University (2011) -M.A. in Media Arts and Studies
University of Deteroit - Mercy (2007) - B.A. in Media Communications
University of Michigan (2000) - B.A. in English Literature; Music
Primary Research Interest
Theories of Media Effects - Framing and related theories
Fuhlhage, M., Burgess, S., Cassidy, T., Frazier, D., Neal, K., & Thrubis, E. (forthcoming). Spinning toward Secession: The Interplay of Editorial Bellicosity and Exchange News in the Press before the American Civil War. Southeastern Review of Journalism History.
Vultee, F., Burgess, G. S., Frazier, D., & Mesmer, K. (2020). Here’s What to Know About Clickbait: Effects of Image, Headline and Editing on Audience Attitudes. Journalism Practice, 1-18.
Com 1010 - Basic Speech Communication
Com 1700 - Media Literacy
Com 2010 - Introduction to Film
Com 3300 - Business and Professional Presentations