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davis-pix2Dr. Kimberly Davis, Associate Professor and Chair of Mass Communications | (904) 470-8180 | K.Davis@ewc.edu | Office: Tookes 113

  •  Ph.D., Mass Communication, Florida State University, 2007
  •  M.S., Mass Communication, Florida State University, 1997
  •  B.A., Communication, Mercer University, 1993

Dr. Davis received her PhD from the Florida State University in 2007. She has an extensive background in the field of education, as she has held positions on the secondary and postsecondary level.

On the secondary level, Dr. Davis has served as the Chief of Parent and Community Relations for Duval County Public Schools and has also held several positions with the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE). In her most recent position with the FLDOE, Dr. Davis served as the State Director of Dropout Prevention where she worked with school districts throughout the state, as well as the Laboratory Schools to promote strategies for helping students graduate from high school.

On the postsecondary level, Dr. Davis has worked with the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, as the Director of Admissions and taught courses at the Florida State University. In 2012, Dr. Davis initially joined the Edward Waters College as the Assistant Vice-President for Enrollment Management. Dr. Davis returned to the Edward Waters College in 2014 as the Chair of General Studies and now serves as the Chair of Mass Communications. Dr. Davis has presented at conferences regionally and nationally and has published in peer-reviewed journals.


Professor Alvenia Derban, Instructor of Mass Communicationsderban-pix
(904) 470-8295 | a.derban@ewc.edu | Office: CETL 2nd Floor

  • M.A. Mass Communications, Script and Screenwriting, Regent University
  • B.A. Mass Communications, Shaw University
  • B.A. Elementary Education, Shaw University

Ms. Derban has seventeen years teaching experience with the last four at the collegiate level. She is a published author of three fictional novels: In Between the Cracks (short stories), Slipping On Concrete (novel), and Unnecessary Monsters (novel). Other written works are featured on her website www.aederban.com. Ms. Derban is also a celebrated regional actress with Stage Aurora Theatrical Company. She has appeared in Dreamgirls, Amen Corner, God’s Trombones, The Colored Museum, A Raisin in the Sun, Steel Magnolias, Frat House, and Harlem of the South. She is currently the coordinator for C.A.S.T. the Edward Waters College Drama Club. Ms. Derban has directed students in live production scenes from For Colored Girls and original pieces dedicated to Black History Month celebrations. Ms. Derban is a native New Yorker but now makes her home in Jacksonville, Fl.


Professor Daniel Henrich, Assistant Professor of Mass Communications
(904) 470-8848 | D.Henrich@ewc.edu | Tookes 102

  • M.A., Communication (Cinema/Television Script/Production), Regent University
  • B.A., Communication (Photo-Journalism), California State University, Fullerton

Professor Henrich has taught video production, script-writing and photography in 15 countries, including the USA. He has written and produced feature films and videos in Africa and India. His award-winning Kenyan film, SABINA’S ENCOUNTER has aired on national TV across Africa and on three mobile cinema networks – an estimated viewership of well over 30 million. A HEALTHY STEP was shot in Kenya and aired in three African countries.  His most recent project was shot in India on the RED camera and is a prosocial film on marriage  called UNLIMITED LOVE. To see his photography click here.  To see other film productions see his Vimeo page. He is the author of three books on media effects and was awarded two honorary doctoral degrees for his work in establishing educational institutions in West Africa.

Henrich teaches Journalism I & II, Public Relation and Advertising I & II, Broadcast Journalism, Writing for Radio & TV, Radio Production I & II, Television Production I & II, Media Law and Ethics, Media in Society and Photojournalism and sits on a number of academic committees at EWC. For more information on him, visit: https://danhenrich.wordpress.com.


Professor Rahman K. Johnson, Instructor of Mass Communicationsrjohnson-pix
(904) 470-8181 | Johnson@ewc.edu | Tookes 114B

  • M.A. Strategic Communications and Global Leadership, Seton Hall University
  • B.A. Edward Waters College

Mr. Johnson teaches Journalism and TV Production at EWC. For his Bio visit http://www.rahmanjohnson.com/about