New faculty join Grady College

As the fall semester begins, Grady College is pleased to welcome four new full-time faculty members.

The new faculty include:

  • Anne Gilbert, assistant professor, Department of Entertainment and Media Studies
  • Booker T. Mattison, assistant professor, Department of Entertainment and Media Studies
  • Taylor Cole Miller, assistant professor, Department of Entertainment and Media Studies
  • Jonathan Peters, assistant professor, Department of Journalism

Anne Gilbert

Anne Gilbert researches media industries, transgender, technology and audience cultures. Prior to Grady College, Gilbert was a postdoctoral teaching fellow at the University of Kansas. She is currently writing a book about the San Diego Comic Con and its position in contemporary culture.

Gilbert earned her doctorate in media studies from Rutgers University, her Master of Arts in cinema studies from New York University and her Bachelor of Arts in film and media studies, and comparative literature, from Washington University (Missouri).

She will teach Media and Technology (EMST 3290) and Elements of Narrative (EMST 3510) in the fall.

Booker T. Mattison

In addition to his work as a professor, Booker T. Mattison is an author and filmmaker. Mattison was the screenwriter and director for the film adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston’s story “The Gilded Six Bits,” which aired on Showtime.

In 2011, he released his second novel, “Snitch,” which received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly. Mattison’s debut novel “Unsigned Hype” was nominated for a South Carolina Book Award in the Young Adult Category. He is currently working on his third novel “Friendship Village.”

Prior to Grady College, Mattison taught at the College of New Rochelle, Brooklyn College and Regent and Hampton Universities.

Mattison received his Master of Fine Arts in film and television from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in mass communication from Norfolk State University.

Mattison will teach Screen Writing (EMST 4110) and Video Production (EMST 4250) in the fall.

Taylor Cole Miller

Taylor Cole Miller is a professor of media and cultural studies and he specializes in television studies, digital and new media and issues involving women’s and gender studies. Miller has written several articles for The Huffington Post and the American Film Institute film files.

He earned his doctorate in media and cultural studies from the University of Wisconsin, a Master of Art in radio, television and film from the University of Texas, a Bachelor of Science in journalism and mass communication from University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Kansas.

Miller will teach two sections of New Media Production (NMIX 4110) through the New Media Institute this fall.

Jonathan Peters

Jonathan Peters joins Grady College with an affiliate position with the School of Law. He specializes in communication law and policy, with a special emphasis on how internet companies make decisions about the content they host, as well as how new media are reshaping the gathering, production and distribution of news and information.

In addition to teaching, Peters serves as the press freedom correspondent with the Columbia Journalism Review and the First Amendment chair of the Civil Rights Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association.

Prior to Grady College, Peters was an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Kansas.

Peters has a doctorate degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, a Juris Doctor from Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Ohio University.

This fall, Peters will teach Communication Law (JRLC 5040) and Reporting and Writing Across Platforms (JOUR 3190).