Tim B Chandler Professor of Communication
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Tim B Chandler

Visiting Professor of Communication College of Arts and Media Communication


  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Angelo State University, 1978
  • Master of Arts, Communication, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1988
  • Doctor of Education, Administration of Higher Education, Texas Tech University, 2005

Dr. Tim Chandler, Professor of Communication, has been an HSU faculty member since 2001 and is tenured.

Chandler’s teaching responsibilities include course work in advertising, speech communication, digital portfolio, media production, and film criticism.

His research interests include advertising education, the Texas Forts Trail, and museum exhibit and design. He has worked with Mr. Mike Jones, chair of the Hardin-Simmons Art Department to produce the design and exhibits of the Charles Goodnight Education and Visitor Center for the Armstrong County Museum in Claude, Texas, the Berry Gallery of the Red River Valley Museum in Vernon, Texas, and the Austin McCloud Appellate Court Museum in Eastland, Texas. Currently he is finishing his 2017-2018 Sabbatical Project with Fort Belknap on the Texas Forts Trail and spent 2017 working with the Graham Chamber of Commerce and the Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation producing videos using drone videography to promote their work. He is currently serving on the board of Frontier Texas in Abilene and coordinating work with their media department for the Texas Forts Trail.

Chandler co-authored, with Dr. Randy Armstrong, Castle on the Prairie: The Charles Goodnight House (4-0 Press, 2006) and photographed the illustrations for Special Tests of the Cardiopulmonary, Vascular, and Gastrointestinal Systems – O’Connell, O’Connell and Hinman, SLACK INC., Thorofare, New Jersey 2010.

He has served as HSU faculty secretary for two terms, on the Faculty Council, the Technology Committee and the Rank and Tenure Committee. Chandler is active with the American Advertising Federation, serving two terms as president of the local chapter, AAF Abilene, and has served at the district level for the Tenth District of the AAF. In 2007 Chandler was named the Advertising Educator of the Year for the Tenth District of the AAF.

Chandler wrote a monthly column on advertising for the Abilene Reporter News 2008 through 2017 and co-authored, with Dr. John Davis, “Bridging The Gap: Client Based Projects and Academic Applications in the Advertising Curriculum” in the Coastal Business Journal, Spring 2011.

Apart from the classroom, Chandler actively involves his students in working with local business and nonprofit organizations to provide hands-on education experience in advertising and marketing. His classes and students work with Hendrick Home for Children, Connecting Caring Communities, FCA, the Texas Forts Trails and other organizations to provide services and experience to the benefit of all parties.

He is married to Ginger since 1978 with two children, Brittany (32) and Logan (27) and one large, hairy dog, “Bucky”.

The Chandlers have been members of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church since 2000 where Chandler has taught a Sunday School class and served as a branding consultant and on the youth leadership committee.

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