MARTIN, Tenn., Nov. 24, 2014 – FEATURED FACULTY SCHOLAR NAMED – Dr. Arthur Hunt (center), associate professor of communications in the UT Martin Department of Communications, is the Featured Faculty Scholar for the 2014 fall semester. He was honored with a reception Nov. 19 in the Paul Meek Library, where examples of his major scholarly accomplishments will be on display until the 2015 spring semester scholar is chosen. Pictured with Hunt are (l to r) Dr. Robert Nanney, communications department chair; Dr. Tom Rakes, university chancellor; Dr. Jerald Ogg, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs; and Dr. Lynn Alexander, dean, UT Martin College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Hunt teaches public speaking, honors public speaking and honors media ecology, and his writings have appeared in Touchstone, Salvo, Modern Age, The Christian Research Journal, Explorations in Media Ecology and other publications. He is the author of two books: The Vanishing Word (Crossway, 2003) and Surviving Technopolis (Pickwick, 2013). He is on the editorial board of Second Nature, an online journal about technology, sociology and Christian ethics. Hunt also portrays Davy Crockett for schools and civic organizations. Before coming to UT Martin in 2006, Hunt taught at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa., and Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, Fla. He received his bachelor of religious education in 1983 from Clarksville Baptist College and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 1989 and 1994 respectively from Marshall University. He received his doctorate in 1998 from the University of Southern Mississippi.