After a semester as an adjunct professor at William Woods University, George “Dustin” Lawhorn of Columbia has been named an assistant professor of communications at WWU.
Lawhorn earned his B.A. degree in English and his master of liberal arts degree at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark. He expects to complete his Ph.D in communications at the University of Missouri-Columbia this year.
Before coming to WWU, Lawhorn was an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Before that he served as a graduate assistant for KSWH 91.1 FM at Henderson State University.
Lawhorn also was a student intern at Bryant High School in Bryant, Ark., teaching junior, senior and advanced placement senior English. He also worked as a disc jockey for two years at the Broadcast Center in Hot Springs, Ark.
He owns and operates Pocket Watch Productions, a fully functional video and audio production studio based out of Columbia.
Lawhorn was the recipient of the Loren Reid Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award at University of Missouri-Columbia in 2002 and the James Michael Ellis “Broadcaster of the Year” in 1999 for his work at KSWH-FM. He also was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges in 1999.
He received the Henderson State University Outstanding Alumni Award in 1998; the Henderson State University Department of Communication and Theatre Arts Professional Award for work at KSWH-FM and the Broadcast Center in 1998; and the Henderson State University Department of Communication and Theatre Arts Production Manager of the Year for work at KSWH-FM in 1997.