College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education
Assistant Professor of Applied Communication
Dr. Bailey Oliver Blackburn is an assistant professor of applied communication in the Department of Applied Communication at UA Little Rock. Blackburn has made exceptional strides in teaching, research or creative endeavors, and public service since joining UA Little Rock.
Blackburn has been praised by both students and her colleagues alike. She has shown herself to be thoughtful and reflective, constantly thinking of new ways to innovate her courses and make them more student-centered. This is supported by her strong course evaluations and student comments. Over the past three years, she has also taught in the Donaghey Scholars Honors Program at UA Little Rock. Blackburn is also a strong researcher.
Blackburn’s research focuses on community listening, modern relationships, and marriages and divorces in the United States. Over the past five years, she has 14 publications including nine in some of the most rigorous journals in her field including the Journal of Applied Communication Research, and she has five publications in press for 2023. Blackburn has also shown dedication to service.
Blackburn has served the university, her discipline, and the local community in several ways. She has been a member of several university committees, such as the Donaghey Scholars Policy Council and Undergraduate Council. Blackburn is also a regular reviewer for the Journal of Family Communications, Family Relations and the Western Communications Journal. She has also facilitated several workshops locally with the UA Little Rock Leadership Academy and the Arkansas Public Administration Consortium (APAC).
Blackburn received a Ph.D. in human communications, a M.A. in communication studies, and a B.A. in telecommunication and film.