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Scott Shamp

Published January 25, 2016

Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs
College of Fine Arts


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The arts have enriched my life.  Now, it’s exciting to line up my profession with my passion.  The College of Fine Arts, is dedicated to producing, protecting, and promoting creativity in all its forms.  I look forward to joining this amazing family.

– Dr. Scott A. Shamp

Scott A. Shamp
was the James Cox Kennedy Professor of New Media and the Director of the New Media Institute in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Dr. Shamp has provided consulting services for several companies including Turner, Disney, UPS, Coca-Cola, Delta, and First Union. In addition, Shamp holds a patent and trademark for his work in wireless and mobile media.

Areas of Responsibility



Ph.D., Communication, University of Utah, 1989
MA, Mass Communication, University of Georgia, 1983
ABJ Mass Communication, University of Georgia, 1981

Teaching Areas


Research Areas

Personal Media (Mobile & Social Media)

Select Scholarly/Creative Works & Awards

  • Creation of the Mobile Media Consortium (2006) — An academic/industry partnership investigating mobile media.
  • James Cox Kennedy New Media Professorship (2011)
  • Trademark for “The Cloud” (2007)
  • Patent for Content in Cloud Computing Environments
  • Personal Public Service Announcement (2008) mobile message content creation for HIV testing campaigns.