Kyle R. McDaniel

Assistant Professor of Communication


B.S., Arkansas State University
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
Ph.D., University of Oregon


Before joining the faculty at OWU, Kyle McDaniel held a Postdoctoral 
Fellowship at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and 
Communication, where he obtained his doctoral degree in 2016.

While pursuing his B.S. in Journalism, McDaniel served as a weekly 
columnist, as well as film and music critic for his undergraduate 
university newspaper. He also worked as a freelance reporter and 
photographer for small newspapers in his native Arkansas.

His tenure as photo editor and assistant director of photography for The 
Columbia Missourian expanded his dual interests in photo and video 
editing, and provided McDaniel his first opportunity to manage a team of 
dedicated staff photographers and videographers.

For the following three years, he served as assistant photo editor for 
the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, where McDaniel helped oversee 
the development and publication of multimedia projects for 
As an online photo editor at The Washington Post, he created and edited 
photography slideshows on international and national news and lifestyle 
topics for the publication’s website He then briefly served as a video 
assets producer for the National Geographic Channel before pursuing a 
career in academia.

McDaniel has also served as an adjunct instructor at Arkansas State 
University, as well as instructor of record for communication studies 
and media production courses at the University of Oregon.