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Jeff Spurlock

Associate Chair, Integrated Media


  • Media Production I
  • Media and Social Media Strategies
  • Advanced Media/Sports Marketing varies by semester
  • Media Writing


  • Ph.D. in Mass Communication from The University of Southern Mississippi
  • M.S. in Mass Communication from Middle Tennessee State University
  • B.A. in Broadcasting from Western Kentucky University


Dr. Spurlock has written two scholarly guidebooks, Writing for the Ear: Principles of Broadcast News Writing and Introduction to Media Communication. In addition, his articles have appeared in such journals as Communication Law Review, Journal of Media Education, The Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture Journal, and ETC (et cetera): A Review of General Semantics.


Before coming to Boise State University, Jeff spent 15 years as a professional broadcast journalist at radio and television stations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. He was named twice by the Associated Press as Kentucky’s Best Radio Reporter.
From there, he moved on to teaching full-time on the collegiate level. For 20 years, Jeff served on the faculty of the Hall School of Journalism and Communication at Troy University in Troy, Alabama. He spent the last seven of those years as Director of the Hall School. During his tenure at Troy, he was named Journalism Educator of the Year by the Southeast Journalism Conference and was the recipient of the Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching. He now holds the rank of Professor Emeritus at Troy.

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, Amy, and their four children (Stephanie, Jeb, Bobby, and Sam). He loves to play golf, listen to classic rock music, watch good movies, read good books, and travel. Jeff is a huge fan of Boise State football and basketball.

Contact Information

Office: COMB-128
Phone: (334) 492-2222
Office Hours: By appointment