Dr. Whiteside’s research uses a feminist approach to examine the relationship between sports media and culture. She is primarily interested in diversity and ethics in the sports media workplace, discourses of gender and sexuality in sports media, and sports journalism norms and work routines.
Dr. Whiteside has published her research in Communication & Sport, Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal, the Journal of Sports Media and Mass Communication & Society among others.
Before entering academia, Dr. Whiteside worked for Major League Baseball in New York City, where she edited and wrote for a variety of publications, including the World Series program, All-Star Game program, Little League Magazine and Major League Baseball en Español. Following her time at MLB, she worked in communications for the Penn State athletic department, where she oversaw communication for the women’s basketball team while also assisting with football and contributing to the development and re-launch of the athletics website.