Dr. Andrew Dunn is Chair of the ETSU Media & Communication department, as well as a full professor and head of the journalism program. Dunn’s research agenda explores the nexus of media psychology and communication technology. His research includes media effects studies on virtual identity, video gaming, social media, media fandom, and computer-mediated communication. He also has a strong interest in journalism and media convergence. He is the editor and creator for the book Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Media Fandom. Academically, Dunn holds a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Alabama, a master's degree in communication from Florida State University and a bachelor's degree in communication from Auburn University-Montgomery. Professionally, Dunn worked in newspapers for nearly a decade. He served primarily as an education reporter and occasional legislative reporter for both the Tallahassee Democrat in Tallahassee, Florida, and The Ledger in Lakeland, Florida. He has also served as an instructor for Florida Southern College and the University of Alabama. Dunn was selected by the American Council on Education as a 2023-2024 ACE Fellow and is spending the academic year at his host institution, Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, cooking, and live music.