Dr. Chad Neuman

Assoiciate Professor ctneuman@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BA in Communication, Southeastern University
MA in Journalism and Media Studies, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
PhD in Communication, Regent University


Dr. Chad Neuman brings expertise and experience to Southeastern from a variety of communication-related fields. He is a nationally published journalist, having been published inAmerican FitnessSucceedFamily TreeFaith TodayPacific YachtingLayers MagazineRelevant Magazine and the Journal of Mass Media Ethics. He has also been a contributing editor at Creative Pro and a writer for iStockPhoto. Dr. Neuman is a nationally recognized creative software and photography expert, and he writes on graphic design for various print and online publications and has also developed educational content for the New York Times Knowledge Network. In addition, he has been designing and coding websites for more than 20 years and still occasionally designs or re-designs websites for clients.

Dr. Neuman worked as webmaster and ad layout specialist for the Winter Haven News Chief, developing in-house Web pages as well as client websites. He then became the Internet development director at Reed Advertising Design, creating websites and newsletters for various clients while gaining experience in advertising and identity design. He has also overseen the technology department of the Lakeland Public Library system, maintaining its online presence and coordinating technology services. Most recently, Dr. Neuman worked as a managing editor of two graphic design and photography magazines at Kelby Media Group, the worldwide leading provider of education for creative professionals.

Dr. Neuman believes that Christians can be excellent in all that they do, whether it is sharing and communicating God’s truth and love or writing for a newspaper or designing a magazine. At Southeastern, Dr. Neuman says, he shares his love for journalistic writing and editing, graphic and magazine design, and public relations and advertising writing. The Christ-centered environment allows students to learn in a more holistic way, especially in classes dealing with media ethics. For example, the presupposition that people are made in the image of God leads to specific conclusions in media-related case studies.

Many of the students who have taken his classes go on to become established professionals in the fields of journalism, public relations and graphic design. For example, these graduates work as investigative reporters at newspapers, creative design specialists at media companies, associates at top public relations firms, online content writers and photographers.

Dr. Neuman teaches the following courses: Writing for the Mass Media, Magazine Design and Production, Advanced Reporting, Photography, Layout and Design, Media Ethics, Writing for Digital Media and Web Page Design. His research interests include media ethics, graphic design theory, mythic branding and corporate storytelling, narrative journalism and digital media.

He and his wife, October, enjoy spending time with their daughter and son and reside near Lakeland, Florida. Dr. Neuman’s hobbies include soccer, photography, outdoor water sports and spending time with family and friends.