Faculty Profile for Paul Villagran

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Paul Villagran
Asst Professor of Practice — School of Jrnlism & Mass Comm
LAMP 203
phone: (512) 245-2656

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Former Public Affairs Officer in the United States Air Force. Retired after more than 23 years in the service. Positions in the Air Force included: Director of PA for AF Special Ops, Deputy Director AF PA Agency, Commander of Broadcasting Detachment, Press Desk Officer, Pentagon. Undergraduate degree in PR and Broadcast Journalism. Master's Degree in Communication.

Teaching Interests

Crisis Communication

Research Interests

Veteran/University Integration

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Villagran, P. D. (2003). Relational Progression as a Dialectic: Examining Turning Points in Communication among Friends. Comm Monographs.
  • Villagran, P. D. (2001). The Effects of Anger, Sadness and Happiness on Persuasive Message Processing:  A Test of the Negative State Relief Model.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teaching Award of Honor, Texas State Alumni Association. March 2020 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Award for Excellence in Service. February 2019 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Service Learning Faculty, Service Leraning Office. November 2018 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National Honor Society. April 21, 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Silver Anvil, PRSA. November 2010

Selected Grants

  • Villagran, Melinda Morris (Principal), Villagran, Paul David (Co-Principal), Burney, Marsha N. Sexual Health Assessment and Risk Education, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Federal, $900000. (Funded: September 30, 2015 - September 30, 2018). Grant.
  • Villagran, Paul David. SHARE, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Federal, $900000. (Funded: January 2016 - Present). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

University Graduation
May 2021-Present
University Graduation
May 2020-Present
March 2020-Present
University Graduation
May 2019-Present
February 2019-Present