Danianese Woods

Assistant Professor Mass Communications

Danianese is an assistant professor of mass communication. She teaches mass media, diversity in the media, social media and audio and video production courses. 

Her scholarly interests include researching the impact of media on the perception of race, crime, politics and celebrities in American society and sexism in the newsroom. Other interests include feminism, critical race theories, postmodernism, reality TV and social media. 

Her love for media and marketing started at a young age, and ever since she has discovered her passion for the art. She wants help local businesses, organizations and aspiring professionals.

She is from Memphis, Tennessee. Her background is in television news production. She has worked for the Fox and ABC network affiliates, working audio, web, master control and studio production. 


PHD, Mass Communication, University of Southern Mississippi, (in progress)

M.A.L.S., Nonprofit Communication, University of Memphis, 2012

B.A., Film and Video Production, University of Memphis, 2006


MCOM 101- Introduction to Mass Media

MCOM 210- Electronic Media Production

MCOM 250- Women and Media

MCOM 320- Social Media Theory and Practice

MCOM 410- Advanced Video Production

Special topics may include race, gender, film production, journalism history, media writing. 

  • Professor Danianese Woods
    Professor Danianese Woods


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