Ph.D., Communication Studies (Media Studies), University of Iowa, 2015.
M.A., Media Studies, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, 2010.
B.A., Political Science, Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2008.
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Media, Merrimack College, 2015-present
Ballard and Seashore Fellow, University of Iowa, 2014-2015.
Teaching Assistant & Instructor, Department of Communication Studies, University of Iowa, 2010-2014.
Teaching Assistant, Department of Journalism and Media Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2008 to 2010.
Watching Our Weights: The Consequences and Contradictions of Televising Fatness in the “Obesity Epidemic,” Rutgers University Press, Forthcoming
Fake News: Mis/Disinformation in the Digital Age, co-edited with Kembrew McLeod, under review at MIT Press.
Refereed Journal Articles
“TLC: Food, Fatness, and Spectacular Relatability.” In The New Television Industries: A Guide to Changing Channels, edited by Derek Johnson. New York: Routledge, Forthcoming.
“Fighting Fake,” Chronicle Review (Chronicle of Higher Education), January 20, 2017.
Introduction to Mass Communication, Television Criticism, Politics of Popular Culture, Radio Production, Media Industries and Organizations, Feminist Media Studies, New Media, and Global Media.