Curt Hersey

Curt Hersey

Assistant Professor of Communication

Department: Communication
Phone: (706) 238-7841
Fax: (706) 802-6738
Campus Box: 299
Location: Laughlin 123

Short Bio

Curt Hersey (PhD, Georgia State University) primarily teaches courses in the Visual Communication concentration, which includes filmmaking, media criticism, scriptwriting, and the economics of the contemporary media industry, as well as courses in American media history and visual rhetoric. He is the recipient of the 2017 Vulcan Teaching Excellence Award and a 2013 Faculty Fellow with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Prior to entering higher education, he was a television reporter and videographer with Scripps Howard Television.

His research focuses on humor and television news parody as an alternative journalistic practice, and the representation of substance abuse in contemporary media.



  • M.A., Georgia State University
  • PhD, Georgia State University 2013

Selected Publications

  • Hersey, Curt. “NBC’s That Was the Week That Was as Proto-News Parody in the Network Era.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (in press).
  • Hersey, Curt. “The Televisual Hitchcockian Object and Domestic Space in Alfred Hitchcock Presents.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 31.8 (2014): 723-733.
  • Hersey, Curt. “Script(ing) Treatment: Representations of Recovery from Addiction in Hollywood Film.” Contemporary Drug Problems 32 (2005): 467-493.
  • Hersey, Curt. “Diegetic breaks and the avant-garde.” Journal of Moving Image Studies 1.1 (2002).