Teacher/Mentor Inspires Students
Many students of Dr. Tim Edwards find him to be the best or one of the best teachers they have ever had. They talk about his passion and enthusiasm for his subject matter and his profession, his thorough research, his use of alternative sources of media, and about his true concern for their success.
A former student explains: â€śWhen I think of a professor who exemplifies the teacher/mentor model, I think of my favorite professor, Dr. Timothy Edwards. He inspired me, motivated me and never allowed me to lose my focus. As a matter of fact, heâ€™s the main reason why I never gave up and stayed on pace to graduate in the top of my class. His intelligence, his character, and his connection to his students made him very accessible.â€ť
An associate professor, Dr. Edwards teaches a variety of mass media and journalism courses in the School of Mass Communication. He has worked tirelessly to revamp the schoolâ€™s curriculum to reflect the rapidly changing landscape of modern media. He earned a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Kentucky in 1998, a M.S. degree from Arkansas State University in 1990, and a B.A. degree from Southern Arkansas University in 1989. He came to UALR in 1992.