Dr. Joseph O. (Joey) Tabarlet came to UMHB in 1995 and has been chair of the Department of Communication and Media Studies since that time.
Some of the classes taught by Dr. Tabarlet include Public Speaking, Persuasion, Introduction to Mass Media, Law and Regulation of the Mass Media, Introduction to Film Studies, Special Topics in Communication, and Communication Capstone. He is a founding member of the Central Texas Film Society and acts as the host and discussant for monthly screenings of classic films at the Cultural Activities Center in Temple.
Dr. Tabarlet has served as President of the UMHB Faculty Assembly for two terms and has served on the Honors Committee, the Promotion and Tenure Committee and the Nominating Committee. He is the Interim Associate Dean of Humanities for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Dr. Tabarlet and his wife, Martha, live in Belton and are active members of Grace Presbyterian Church in Temple. Their daughter Libby is a 2017 graduate of UMHB and their son James lives in San Antonio with his wife Vana.
Subjects TaughtPublic Speaking, Persuasion, Mass Media, Media Law, Film
Degrees EarnedB.A., M.A., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., Florida State University
Moral dimensions of film
Depictions of significant historical events in mass media
Content analysis and media effects studies, particularly sexual and violent media and material with significant social impact