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Tommy Booras

Instructor


Office: 233 Blazer Dining

Phone: 859-257-2090

Email: tommy.booras [at] uky.edu

Personal Website: http://comm.uky.edu/booras

Education
University of Arkansas

Specialties
Journalism

Bio
Tommy Booras has had two careers: sports broadcasting and teaching broadcasting and communication. Booras worked at TV and radio stations in Houston, suburban Dallas, Shreveport and northwest Arkansas for nearly 17 years. He won twelve awards in TV and radio from three state broadcasting associations. Booras was a TV sports videographer/editor/reporter/producer, and a radio/TV baseball play-by-play announcer for a minor league baseball team. Booras's second career was to teach broadcasting and communication courses at several universities, including Ole Miss and the University of Arkansas. He joins UK from Tennessee State University in Nashville.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Office Hours
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8:00 am     
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9:00 am     
9:30 am COM 287 - 008
 COM 287 - 008
 
10:00 amCOM 281 - 002

COM 281 - 002

COM 281 - 002
10:30 am







11:00 am
COM 249 - 002

COM 249 - 002

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12:00 pm 
 
 
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1:00 pm
 
  
1:30 pm
 
  
2:00 pm
COM 287 - 013

COM 287 - 013
 
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Courses Taught

An examination of the interplay between the technology and content of the mass communication media.
This writing intensive course examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process between individuals in various interpersonal contexts. Course also requires participation in written and oral activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills. Topics may include: perspective-taking, relationship and conversation management, effective listening, conflict management, communication climate, communication anxiety, and cultural/gender differences in interpersonal communication.
A study of communication processes in small group situations. Topics include conflict, leadership, and decision-making. Students will participate in group discussion and develop skills in analyzing group performance.
A study of the processes involved in attitude change, with emphasis on the preparation and delivery of persuasive messages.