Jeffrey Ranta - Coastal Carolina University
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Dr. Jeffrey Ranta

Assistant Professor - Communication, Media, & Culture

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Brittain Hall (BRTH) 314

"Life is all about managing change."


Dr. Jeffrey Ranta is a hybrid practitioner and academic.  With over 30 years of industry experience prior to discovering a passion for teaching, his recurrent goals are to help students achieve academic success. When not in class or doing research you can likely find Dr. Ranta working with the student-run agency TEAL Nation Communications, or advising WCCU, the university's student-run radio station.   


Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2016 
M.A., Temple University, 1993 
B.A., University of South Carolina, 1986 

Program Affiliations

Graduate Studies

Teaching Areas

Advertising and Brand Strategies, Public Relations, Media and Communication, Internships 

Research Areas

Student-run agencies, Strategic communications, Communicating Technology

Interesting Facts

Internship Coordinator; Advisor: Teal Nation Communications (TNC) student-run firm; Advisor: WCCU Radio; Co-author The Student-run Agency: Transitioning from Student to Professional