I am an assistant professor at the Indiana University Media School. I received my Ph.D. in Mass Communication and a certificate in Interdisciplinary Health Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013.
Prior to returning to graduate school, I worked in a variety of communications/journalism positions. I was a multi-platform broadcast journalist, a freelance magazine writer, a newspaper opinion columnist, and was the director of experiential education and recruitment for the IU School of Journalism.
In addition to currently working at IU, I am an alumna of the school. I hold a B.A. (Political Science, 2005) and a M.A. (Journalism, 2007) from Indiana University. While attending IU, I earned a Big Ten championship and three All-American honors as part of the cross country and track teams. Today, though, my running pace is much more leisurely.
When I’m not researching or teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Scott, and pug dog, Biscuit. I’m currently learning to play the ukulele.