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David Nolan

Dave Nolan

Office: Old Main 226
Phone: 512-245-9653

MC3319 - Visual Communication
MC3390 - Media Design
MC4312 - Photojournalism
MC4324 - Visual Storytelling
MC5327 – Visual Communication
MC5328 – Digital Video Production
HON 2391B - The Role of Images in Mediating Reality (Honors Course)

Dr. David Nolan is an Associate Professor of Practice and Mass Communication Sequence Coordinator in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in visual communication, media design, photojournalism, visual storytelling, and digital video production in the School. He has taught at the university since 2003 and received a Ph.D. from Texas State in Education in 2012.

Nolan's photography has won numerous awards and has been featured in publications such as: Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, New York Times magazine, Life, New York Newsday, Air Force magazine, Los Angeles Times, Airman Magazine, Torch magazine, countless books, websites and other media.

In 2015 Nolan was awarded the National Press Photographers Association Robin F. Garland Educator Award for outstanding service as a photojournalism educator and in the same year received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching at Texas State. In 2010 he received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Service at Texas State and in 2008 he was recognized as the Honors Professor of the Year at the university. He has hosted and been on the faculty of the National Press Photographers Association’s Advanced Storytelling Workshop at Texas State since 2009.

Nolan’s professional career as a military combat photographer and photography editor spanned 24 years and all seven continents. He was the director of photography for Airman Magazine, the official magazine of the United States Air Force for many years and was a staff photojournalist before that. His last assignment was to the Middle East where he deployed three days after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, to cover combat operations during the American invasion of Afghanistan before retiring from military service in 2003.