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Catherine Coleman


Catherine Coleman works in the areas of advertising, integrated marketing communications, consumer research and research methods. Her research focuses on ethics, representation and vulnerability in advertising and marketing, particularly as these issues relate to race and gender. She also has interests in advertising history, advertising imagery and visual persuasion, and regulation. She conducted her PhD studies at the University of Illinois, is a graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South and attended British Studies at Oxford.


Previously, she has worked as Market Developer for the Health Sciences Group of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois, as a consultant for the City of Chicago Initiative, a Marketing Analyst for eVidient/GE Americom, a Recruitment Advertising Representative at TMP Worldwide, a Research Assistant at Public Opinion Strategies, and a Prevention Specialist for the Rape Crisis Center of Chatham County, Georgia.


B.A. University of the South, Sewanee

Ph.D. University of Illinois


225 Moudy South 

(817) 257-7452

Laura Bright

Laura Bright, Ph.D. is a three-time graduate of UT Austin with specializations in interactive advertising, media planning, and consumer behavior. Her research interests focus on consumer interactions in online environments, including social networking sites, customized websites, RSS feeds and new media applications. As an assistant professor at TCU, Dr. Bright teaches channel planning, campaigns, and strategic communication in new media. Professionally, Dr. Bright has spent over a decade working in the interactive advertising business in Austin, Texas. 


Dr. Bright currently serves on several university committees including the Undergraduate Council and the Schieffer School Technology Committee. She also works with graduate students on their research endeavors for theses and Masters reports.


When not teaching and researching, Dr. Bright can be found crafting, gardening or hunting for good foodie finds in the DFW metroplex.




Twitter: lbright

LinkedIn: Laura Bright, Ph.D.

Bill Johnson

Over the past three decades, Bill Johnson has been a creative director, owned his own ad agency, sold his company, worked for a large corporate in-house group, and finally returned to the agency business with Fort Worths Witherspoon  balancing work while working on his masters degree.


His career clients include Mary Kay Cosmetics, American Airlines, Travelocity, Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroad, Radio Shack, and Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mr. Johnson is most known for the original naming and branding of Travelocity, American Airlines/Sabres online travel agency in 1996. He also helped launch the initial websites for Mary Kay, Zales, Exxon, and Ford Consumer Finance and won awards designing Pier 1 Imports annual report for many years. Beyond professional accomplishments, however, Bill is most proud of his rapport with his students. He is committed to helping students create breakthrough work that has the potential to become part of the cultural conversation. He remains dedicated to the pursuit of big ideas through inspired conceptual development and fastidious execution. 




347 Moudy South 

(817) 257-6564 

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