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Nicholas Scott Smith, M.A.

Instructor; Communication Studio Coordinator

Courses Taught

Media & Society, Video Production & Design, Media Lab, Media Scriptwriting, Studio Production


A.B.D., Film & Media Studies, Wayne State University

M.A., Interpersonal Communication, The University of Akron, 2009

B.A.T., Mass Communication, The University of Akron, 2006

Research Interests

  • Film and media
  • Aggressive communication
  • Animation
  • Media psychology
  • Media effects

Publications and Media Placements

Smith, N. S. (2016). From the ashes: A review of ‘The Dark Phoenix Saga’. Popular Culture Studies Journal, 4 (1/2), 419-423.

Honors and Awards

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) [Michigan Chapter] Emmy Award for the “Promotion - Program - Single Spot” entitled: Wayne State University CFPCA: Be Inspired. (2017)

Eastern Communication Association (ECA) Top Paper in the Nonverbal Communication Division for the paper entitled: Toward the development of a self-report measure of humor enactments. (2012) 

National Communication Association (NCA) Top Student Paper in the Mass Communication Division for the paper entitled: The violent voice: An examination of the impact of violence in film on the audience. (2011)

Ohio Communication Association (OCA) Distinguished Student Organization. Accepted on behalf of The 2380 Project as the president of the organization. (2007)