College of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D. (Communication Studies), 2013, University of Kansas
M.S. (Journalism), 2003, University of Kansas
B.A. (Communication/Business), 2000, MidAmerica Nazarene University
Dr. (Attig) McLaughlin joined Olivet’s full-time faculty in 2014 and teaches various hands-on courses in film and video production, including non-linear editing, basic video production, documentary, field production and script writing. She is certified in Final Cut Pro 7 and Color, well-versed in Adobe products and CMS, and proficient in the operation of HD video and still cameras.
Her career achievements provide one more illustration of her love for technology and her versatility. She developed and implemented a multimedia web platform called “theBox” for MidAmerica Nazarene University’s multimedia program and student media. The Telly Awards she received for the University of Kansas TV commercials and promotional videos testify to her production skills. She has also received numerous bronze, silver and gold awards in regional and national competition sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
During her career, Dr. McLaughlin served as associate director of digital media and senior video editor in the Office of Marketing Communications at the University of Kansas for six years; worked in public relations at MidAmerica Nazarene University for eight years; and has more than 15 years of freelance media production experiences with clients like Garmin International, Research Medical Center Residency, and Golden Bell Camp and Conference Center. Prior to joining Olivet’s faculty, she was an adjunct professor at MidAmerica for 12 years, teaching multimedia, video and photography courses.
She is a member of several organizations including Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association, International Association for Relationship Research, Central State Communication Association, and National Communication Association.
In her time away from campus, she enjoys traveling and making smoothies with her husband, Corey. Her other interests include organizing, photography, cake decorating and personal finance. Her father, Ron Attig, is a professor at Nazarene Bible College, Colorado Springs, Colo., and her mother, Ann, is library director there.