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David Gudelunas, Ph.D.

 
 

ABOUT

David Gudelunas is Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Tampa where he also serves as Professor of Communication. Gudelunas received his PhD and MA from the University of Pennsylvania and his BA from the University of San Francisco.

He previously served as Director of the School of Communication, Arts and Media, Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, chair of the graduate and undergraduate programs in Communication, and as Director of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Fairfield University

Gudelunas researches and teaches in the areas emerging media technologies, gender, sexuality and communication, and communication industries.  In addition to being a popular teacher, he is a widely published scholar and the author of “Confidential to America: Newspaper Advice Columns and Sexual Education” and a forthcoming co-edited volume on reality television. His scholarship has appeared in Popular Communication, Journal of Homosexuality, and Psychology and Marketing. He serves on the editorial boards for QED and Sexuality and Culture.

Gudelunas has appeared in local and national media including MSNBC, THE AP, The Christian Science Monitor, the Hollywood Reporter and Variety. He lives in Tampa, Florida.

CONTACT

EMAIL: CAL@ut.edu

POST: Dr. David Gudelunas, College of Arts and Letters, The University of Tampa, 401 West Kennedy Blvd., BOX W, Tampa FL 33602

IM/SKYPE: davidistyping

CV

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Communication – 2004 The Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

M.A. Communication – 2001 The Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

B.A. Communication Arts – 1999 University of San Francisco (summa cum laude)

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

University of Tampa 2017- Present

Dean, The College of Arts and Letters, June 2017-present

Professor, Department of Communication, June 2017-present

 

Fairfield University, 2004 – 2017.

Founding Director, School of Communication, Arts and Media, July 2016 – June 2017

Professor, Department of Communication, July 2016 – June 2017

Graduate Director, Communication, January 2016 - June 2017

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, January 2015 – July 2016

Chairperson, Department of Communication, July 2012 – January 2015

Director, Program in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, September 2011 – June 2014

Associate Professor, Department of Communication, July 2009 – July 2016

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, September 2004 – July 2009

 

University of Pennsylvania, September 1999 – May 2004

Research and Teaching Assistant, Annenberg School for Communication

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Brennan, N. and Gudelunas, D. (Eds.). (In Press). RuPaul’s Drag Race: Shifting the Visibility of Drag Culture. New York: Palgrave Macmillian.

Gudelunas, D. (2008).  Confidential to America: Newspaper Advice Columns and Sexual Education.  New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.

 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Chapters

Gudelunas, D. (In Press). “Gay Men and the Internet: Unlimited Possibility and Lived Reality.” In P. Nixon and I. Dusterhorft (Eds.). Sex in the Digital Age.  London: Ashgate.

Brennan, N. and Gudelunas, D.  (In Press).  “Drag Culture, Global Participation and RuPaul’s Drag Race.” In Brennan, N. and Gudelunas, D. (Eds.). RuPaul’s Drag Race: Shifting the Visibility of Drag Culture and the Boundaries of Reality TV. New York: Palgrave Macmillian.

Gudelunas, D.  (In Press). “Digital Extensions, Experiential Extensions and Hair Extensions: RuPaul’s Drag Race and the New Media Environment.” In Brennan, N. and Gudelunas, D. (Eds.). (In Press). RuPaul’s Drag Race: Shifting the Visibility of Drag Culture and the Boundaries of Reality TV. New York: Palgrave Macmillian.

Gudelunas, D. (2016). “Culture Jamming (and Tucking): RuPaul’s Drag Race and Unconventional Reality.” Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture, 1(2), 231-249.

Gudelunas, D.  (2015). “Every Housewives Best Friend: The Sidekick.” In R. Silverman (ed.).  The Fantasy of Reality: Critical Essays on The Real Housewives. New York: Peter Lang.

Gudelunas, D.  (2014).  “Jodie Foster at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards: What She Said (and Didn’t) about Coming Out, Celebrity and Queer Activism.”  QED, 1 (1): 162-165.

Gudelunas, D.  (2013).  “Sexual Minorities as Advertising Gatekeepers: Inside an Industry.”  In R. Waters and N. Tindall (Eds.).  Coming Out of the Closet: Exploring LGBT Issues in Strategic Communication with Theory and Research.  New York: Peter Lang.

Gudelunas, D.  (2012).  “There’s an App for That: The Uses and Gratifications of Online Social Networks for Gay Men.” Sexuality & Culture, 16 (4), 347-365.

Gudelunas, D.  (2012).  “Gays and Lesbians in the Media.”  Oxford University Press Online Bibliographies.

Gudelunas, D.  (2012).  “DeCerteau and ‘Making Do’:  The Case of Gay Men and Lesbians on a Jesuit Campus.”  In E. Petrino and J. Boryczka (Eds.).  Feminism and Jesuit Education.  New York: Fordham University Press.

Gudelunas, D.  (2011).  “Consumer Myths and the Gay Men and Women that Believe Them: A Qualitative Look at Movements and Markets.”  Psychology & Marketing, 28 (1), 53-68.

Gudelunas, D.  (2009).  “The Dating Games: Real Lessons Learned from Unreal Programs.”  In J. Lancioni (Ed.).  Fix Me Up: Essays on Television Dating and Makeover Shows.  Jefferson, NC:  McFarland.

Gudelunas, D.  (2006).  “Shopping with Friends: Audience Perspectives on Television Shopping.”  Popular Communication, 4 (4), 259-282.

Gudelunas, D.  (2006).  “Realities of Reality Dating.”  American Sexuality Magazine.

Gudelunas, D.  (2006).  “Who’s Hooking Up Online?”  The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, 13 (1), 23-27.

Gudelunas, D.  (2005).  “Online Personal Ads: Community and Sex, Virtually” Journal of Homosexuality, 49 (1),1–33.

Gudelunas, D.  (2005).  “Talking Taboo: Newspaper Advice Columns and Sexual Discourse.” Sexuality & Culture, 9 (1), 62-87.

Gudelunas, D.  (2002).  “QVC: Television Retail and Ritual.” Journal of American and Comparative Cultures, 25 (1-2), 105-118.

Zelizer, B., Park, D. and Gudelunas, D.  (2002).  “How Bias Shapes the News: Challenging The New York Times’ Status as a Newspaper of Record on the Middle East.” Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 3 (3), 283 - 308.

 

Other Publications (Book Reviews, Brief Articles, Encyclopedia Entries, Reports)

Crabtree, R. D. and Gudelunas, D.  (2015, Fall).  “Analysis and Response to Media Coverage of Liberal Arts Education.”  Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education, 48, 15-16.

Gudelunas, D.  (2012).  “Gender and Masculinity: Metrosexual” in M. Kosut and G. Golson (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Gender in Media.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Gudelunas, D.  (2007).  “Sexual Minorities and Portrayals” in J. Brown, K. Roe and M. Ward (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Gudelunas, D.  (2004).  “Hitting the Right Ethnographic Note.”  Cultural Studies, 18 (6), 911-915.

Jamieson, K.H. et. al. (2002). “Reporting on Terrorism.” A report by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of The University of Pennsylvania funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

Turow, J. et. al. (2003). “Prime Time Doctors: Why You Should Care.”  CD-ROM funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and distributed to 20,000 first-year medical students.

 

SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS

“Reality TV and the New Media Environment.” Popular Culture Association, San Diego, CA, April 2017.

“Student Activism and Leadership: Strategies for Change.” National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV, November 2015.

“Does Community Matter? ICANN and Global Recognition of Queer Communities.” International Communication Association, San Juan, May 2015.

“Strangers as Neighbors: How Religious Dialogue Can Help Re-Frame the Immigration Issue.”  (With J. Boryczka and G. Gil-Egui).  National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, November 2014.

“Culture Jamming (and Tucking): RuPaul’s Drag Race and Unconventional Reality.” International Communication Association, Seattle, WA, May 2014.

“Reality Stars as Side Shows.”  Popular Culture Association, Chicago IL, April 2014.

"Growing Staying Gay: Activism, Media and Cultural Differences." National Communication Association, Orlando, FL, November 2012.

“Creating LGBTQ COMMunities on the College Campus.”  National Communication Association, Orlando, FL, November 2012.

“Generational Differences Among Gay Men and Lesbians: Social and Media Change.” Top Paper, International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ, May 2012.

“The Untimely (and Untrue) Death of Gay and Lesbian Space.” National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA, November 2011.

“There’s an App for That: The Uses and Gratifications of Online Social Networks for Gay Men.”  International Communication Association, Boston, MA, May 2011.

“Gay Isn’t a Big Deal: Marginalization, Normalization and Generational Differences Among Gay Men and Lesbians.”  National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA, November 2010.

“Representing, Reframing, Reclaiming: Rhetorical Constructions of Gender and Sexuality.”  National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA, November 2010.

“Looking for the Next Bridge: Continued Synergy between LGBT Concerns and Organized Labor.”  National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA, November 2010.

“The Past and Future of LGBT Scholarship.”  National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, November 2009.

“Selling Gay Friendly: Consumers and Social Movements.”  International Communication Association, Chicago, IL, May 2009.

“Reality Dating as Sexual Education.”  National Communication Association, San Diego, CA, November 2008.

“LGBT Communication Practices, Professionals and Politics.”  National Communication Association, San Diego, CA, November 2008.

“Differing Islamic and Christian Perspectives: The Root Dynamics of Conflict.”  National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, November 2007.

“Resistance and Subversion on a Catholic Campus.” National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, November 2007.

“The Mountain Ahead: "Brokeback" and LGBT Social Movements.”  National Communication Association Conference, San Antonio, TX, November 2006.

“Policing the Party: Regulating Sex, Drugs and Gay Identity in Clubland.”  National Communication Association Conference, San Antonio, TX, November 2006.

“Charity Dances: The History of the Circuit.” Popular Culture Association, Atlanta, GA, April 2006.

“Popular Texts and Popular Misconceptions: Newspaper Advice Columns as Disputed Texts.” National Communication Association, Boston, MA, November 2005.

“Purchasing the Past: The Historical Trajectory of Home Shopping Networks.” National Communication Association, Boston, MA, November 2005.

“Being the News: Women Journalists 1890-1920.”  Popular Communication Association Conference, San Diego, CA, March 2005.

“Talk About Taboo: Newspaper Advice Columns and Sexual Discourse.”  National Communication Association, Miami, FL, November 2003.

“Of Movements and Markets: Targeting the Gay and Lesbian Family.”  National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA, November 2002.

“What a Girl Wants: Diamonds, Deals and QVC.”  National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA, November 2002.

“When Bias Shapes the Intifada: Challenging The New York Times' Status as a Newspaper of Record” (with D. Park and B. Zelizer).  National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA, November 2002.

“QVC: Television Retail and Ritual.”  American Culture Association, Toronto, ON, March 2002.

“Online Communities in Theory and Practice: A Case Study of PlanetOut.”  National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA, November 2001.

“Nosy Neighbors and Foot Fetishes: The Enduring Popularity of the Advice Column in American Journalism.”  International Communication Association, Washington, D.C., May 2001.

“Advice Columns as Educational Texts.”  Popular Culture Association, Philadelphia, PA, April 2001.

 

SELECTED INVITED LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS and WORKSHOPS

“Open VISIONS: Tim Gunn.”  Discussion facilitator for public lecture by television personality, Fairfield University, October 2015.

“Generation Edge: What Comes Next and What Happens to Community.” Invited keynote lecture at the Pride at Work Conference, Toronto, CANADA, September 2015.

 “Chair Challenges: Enrollment Management and Resource Allocation.” Talk given at the AJCU Communication Conference, Boston, MA, July 2015.

“Open VISIONS: Jenna Bush Hager and Alexandra Pelosi.”  Discussion facilitator for public lecture by news personalities, Fairfield University, March 2015.

“The Millennial Moment.” Talk given at the Out and Equal Conference, San Francisco, CA, October 2014.

“Media and Democracy: The Public, Press and Presidents.”  Lecture given at the Rancho Mirage Public Library, Rancho Mirage, CA, January 2014.

“The Catholic Church, Sex, and Communication.”  Lecture given at “The Pelvis and the Pulpit” Event, Fairfield University, October 2013.

“Fairfield Firsts.”  Panelist for Women’s History Month Panel, Fairfield University, March 2013.

“Communication Taboos: Media Culture, and Sex.” Talk given for the 25th Anniversary of the Department of Communication, Fairfield University, November 2012.

“Media Matters: The Media and Social Change.” Talk given at the Lifelong Learning Institute, Fairfield, CT, March 2011.

“Open VISIONS: Eric Burns.”  Discussion facilitator for public lecture by news personality, Fairfield University, October 2010.

“Reaching Gay and Lesbian Consumers: Insights and Action.”  Advertising Research Council, New York, NY, September 2010.

“Internships and Integrated Learning.”  Talk given at Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Australia, March 2010.

“Harry Hays and His Legacy.”  Talkback for the new play “Hay Days,” New York, NY, December 2009.

“Exploring the Intersections between Queer Centers and Queer Scholarship: A Roundtable Discussion.”  National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, November 2009.

“Spotlight Panel on the History (and Future) of the Caucus on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns.”  National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, November 2009.

“Sexuality and the Catholic Campus.”  Out There Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, October 2007.

“Open VISIONS: Gideon Yago.”  Discussion facilitator for public lecture by MTV news personality, Fairfield University, March 2007.

“DeCerteau and ‘Making Do’: Subversion and Resistance in the Classroom.” Jesuit and Feminist Education Conference, Fairfield University, October 2006.

“Critical Theory and Intercultural Communication.”  Guest lecturer at California State University, San Bernardino, Palm Desert, CA, July 2006.

“How to Get into Graduate School.”  Workshop delivered to undergraduate students, Fairfield University, April 2006.

“Blogs and Postmodernism.”  Guest lecturer in seminar on blogs and new media, Fairfield University, March 2006.

"Managing the Message: Health Communication and Circuit Parties." Forum sur la santé (Health Summit), Montreal, Canada, October 2005.

“Hijacking Catastrophe and Media Response.” Guest lecturer at documentary screening, Fairfield University, October 2004.

 

GRANTS AND FUNDED RESEARCH

Team Member on External Institutional Submissions

NetVUE Chaplaincy Implementation Grant ($20,000). Chief Research Facilitator, 2015

Hagerdorn Foundation and the National Jesuit Conference ($42,000).  Primary Researcher, “Strangers as Neighbors on Long Island,” 2012-2015

Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning ($51,348).  Execution Team, “Teaching Faith and Diversity: How a Jesuit University Approaches Conflicting Religious Traditions in Islam and Christianity,” 2007

Internal Grants for Programming (Principal Applicant)

Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences, Fairfield University ($4,000). “WGS-Sister Simone Campbell Keynote,” 2014 

Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences, Fairfield University ($1,500). “LGBT History Month,” 2013

Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences, Fairfield University ($3,200). “Communication Program Review,” 2013 

Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences, Fairfield University ($4,000). “LGBT History Month,” 2012

Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences, Fairfield University ($5,184). “Re-Imaging Women’s Studies: Discernment and Direction,” 2011

Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences, Fairfield University ($5,365). “LGBT History Month,” 2011

Diversity Grant, Fairfield University ($1,500).  “The Collegiate Closet,” 2007

Internal Grants for Research and Pedagogical Innovation (Principal Applicant)

University College New Course Development Grant, Fairfield University ($2,500).  “Media Industries,” 2010

Fairfield University Research Sabbatical, 2009

University College New Course Development Grant, Fairfield University ($2,500).  “Human Communication Theories,” 2008

Fairfield University Summer Research Stipend ($3,500).  “Media Coverage of High Risk Activities,” 2006

Fairfield University New Course Development Grant ($1,500). “Communication and Popular Culture,” 2005

Ignatian Residential College Research Grant ($3,500).  “Celebrity Journalists and Journalistic Boundaries,” 2005

 

RELEVANT RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Consultant, SPI Marketing, New York, 2007-2014

·       Conceptualized, designed and facilitated research projects for a NYC-based marketing and advertising company.

·       Designed quantitative and qualitative research protocols, managed large budgets and diverse research staff. 

·       Interfaced with major corporate clients to present findings.

Researcher, The Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania, 2001-2003                        

·       Member of a large team researching news media reports concerning bio-terrorism after 9/11.  Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

·       Member of a large team researching fictional presentations of medical professionals.  Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Curriculum Consultant, Justice Talking, The Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania, 2002

·       Worked closely with the executive producer of the NPR radio program Justice Talking to help develop a related high school-based curriculum focusing on public advocacy and argumentation.

Research Investigator, The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, 2000

·       Researched filtering software and analyzed quantitative data related to filtering. Worked with senior staff on data analysis.

·       Assisted in drafting report for GLAAD on filtering and the LGBTQ community.

 

PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT

Ignatian Colleagues Program, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, 2016 – 2017

Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Deans Conference, Fall 2015, Seattle University

Conference Chair, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Communication Conference Annual National Meeting, Fairfield University, Summer 2014

Conference Chair, Coalition of Women’s Studies and Women’s Centers in Connecticut and Rhode Island, Fairfield University, Spring 2012

 

EDITORIAL BOARDS of PEER REVIEW JOURNALS

Editorial Board, Communication Studies, 2012-present

Editorial Board, QED, 2012-present

Editorial Board, Sexuality & Culture, 2006-present

Editorial Board, Critical Studies in Media Communication, 2007-2009

 

JOURNAL/PUBLISHER REVIEW WORK

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journalism, 2010-present

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Homosexuality, 2010-present

Manuscript Reviewer, Oxford University Press, 2006 – present

Textbook Reviewer, Routledge Press, 2006-present

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Critical Studies in Media Communication, 2005-2007

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Sexuality & Culture, 2004-2006

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Mass Communication and Society, 2005

 

MEMBERSHIP IN/SERVICE TO PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Honor Society)

Communication Conference of the American Jesuit Colleges and Universities

International Communication Association

Paper Reviewer, Lesbian and Gay Studies Division, 2005-present

Paper Reviewer, Popular Culture Division, 2005-present

National Communication Association

National Nominating Committee (elected), 2011-2012

National Legislative Assembly (elected), 2009-2010

Chair, LGBTQ Caucus (elected), 2009-2010

Paper Reviewer, Critical and Cultural Studies Division, 2005-present

Paper Reviewer, Gay and Lesbian Caucus, 2004-present

Paper Reviewer, Feminist and Women’s Studies Division, 2005-2006

Popular Communication Association

 

SELECTED UNIVERSITY SERVICE AND SHARED GOVERNANCE

Fairfield University Service

NEASC Accreditation Working Group (appointed), 2015-2017

University Assessment Committee (appointed), 2015-2017

Associate Director, Open VISIONS Forum Public Lecture Series (appointed), 2015-2017

Commencement Committee, Graduation Marshall-in-Chief (appointed), 2013-2017

Member, LGBTQ History Month Planning Committee (appointed), 2010-2017

Member, Outcomes Strategic Planning Task Force (appointed), 2013-2015

Chair, Committee on Advancement (elected), 2012-2013

Member, Committee on Advancement (elected), 2011-2014

Faculty Graduation Marshall (appointed), 2005-2012

Chair, Faculty Research Committee (elected), 2010-2011

Member, Faculty Research Committee (elected), 2008-2011

Member, Campus Currents Re-Design Committee (appointed), 2007-2008

Chair, Admission and Scholarship Committee (elected), 2006-2008  

Member, Enrollment Management Group Committee (appointed), 2005-2008

Member, Admission and Scholarship Committee (elected), 2004-2006

Faculty Member and Mentor, Ignatian Residential College (appointed), 2004-2006

 

Fairfield University College Service

Member, Provost’s Committee on Communication and Media (appointed), 2015-2017

Member, Arts and Sciences Planning Committee (appointed), 2015-2017

Member, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (elected), 2014-2017

Member, Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences (appointed), 2012-2014

Director, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (elected), 2011-2014

Member, Women’s Studies Steering Committee (elected), 2007-2011

Member, Politics Search Committee (external member), 2010

Member, New Media, Television and Film Search Committee (external member), 2007

 

Fairfield University Departmental Service

Chair, Department of Communication Faculty Search (Intercultural Line), 2013-2014

Chair, Department of Communication Faculty Search (Media and Organizational Lines), 2009-2010

Communication Department Internship Coordinator, 2006-2010

Member, Communication Department Faculty Search Committee (Rhetoric Line), 2008

Member, Communication Department Faculty Search Committee (Health Communication Line), 2008

Advisor, Student Communication Club, 2004-2008

Member, Communication Department Chair Search Committee, 2006

Member, Communication Department Faculty Search Committee (Organizational Line), 2004

 

Fairfield University Student Organization Service                                                          

Member, Student Conduct Board (appointed), 2015-2017

Member, Racial Justice Is Social Justice Working Group, 2014-2017

Sexual Assault Prevention Committee (appointed), 2013-2017

Member, Safe Space Committee (appointed), 2007-201

COURSES TAUGHT

Fairfield University Undergraduate

American Dreams: Media/Culture/Power/Sex (Developed as a new course)

Argument and Advocacy

Audience Analysis (Developed as a new course)

Communication and Popular Culture (Developed as a new course)

Communication Internship

Communication Research Capstone

Consumer Culture (Developed as a new course)

Gender, Sexuality and Media (Developed as a new course)

Human Communication Theories (Also offered online)

Mass Media and Society

Media and Democracy (Developed as a new course)

Media Institutions

Minds and Bodies (Developed as a new course)

Popular Culture and Communication (Developed as a new course)

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Capstone (Developed as a new course)

 

Fairfield University Graduate

Advertising and Marketing (Developed as a new course)

Communication Philosophies, Theories & Research Traditions

Media Audiences (Developed as new course)

Media Audiences (Developed as a new course)

Media Theory and Criticism (Developed as a new course)

New Media Studies

Nonprofit Media (Developed as a new course)

Political Communication (Developed as a new course)

Research Methods and Theory

 

California State University, San Bernardino, Palm Desert

Communication Research Methods

Ideas in American Culture: The Mass Media

 

University of Pennsylvania

Art and Communication

 

THESIS ADVISING

Undergraduate Honors Theses Directed

Kristen Prestano, “Point, Click, Navigate: Exploring the Utility of Academic Web Environments,” Fairfield University, 2011

Lauren DiGiovonne, “The Collegiate Closet: A Qualitative Analysis,” Fairfield University, 2007

Kelly McNally, “YouTube and Its Effect on Political Discourse,” Fairfield University, 2007

Jeffrey Michaud, “An Analysis of Product Placement in Television,” Fairfield University, 2007

Graduate Theses Directed

Corey Novak. “Instantaneous Response: Does Media Transform Conversation of Sexual Assault on College Campuses,” 2017.

Lauren Lipyanka. “Framing Race on the University of Missouri Campus: An Analysis of Newspaper Coverage,” 2017.

Michael Prescott.  “Building Walls: The Impact of Media on Refugee Resettlement,” 2017.

Nicole Pellows. “Self-Disclosure Through Instagram Selfies: An Analysis of Photography on Social media,” 2016.

Amy DiSanto, “An Examination of the Use of Social Network Sites in Business to Consumer Communication,” 2015

Ryan Casella, “The new network: How social media is changing – and saving- television,” 2014.

Kat Covino, “Barbie in America: A Male Perspective,” 2014

Sara Thiel, “The Advertising Influence: A Content Analysis of Food Advertising on Children’s Television Programming and Websites,” 2014

Melissa Thomas, “What News Is Good News? Analyses of News Content across Various Media Channels,” 2014

Lori Naber Allyson, “Whips, Chains and Change: A Third Sexual Revolution,” 2013

David Amrani, “Rules of the Game: The Structures and Logic of Sharing Internet Memes,” 2013

Diane Casaretti, “Beauty and the Media Beast: A Cross-Generational Comparison of Women and Beauty,” 2013

Jessica Kostek, “The Great Commission: Newcomer Socialization, Communication & Evangelizing Training within Mission organizations,” 2013

Jocelyn Popovici, “Shaping Audience Perceptions of Beauty: An Institutional Analysis of the Cultural Encoding of Beauty Ideals in Advertising,” 2013

Alison Ward Zsunkan, “An Analysis of Contemporary Print Advertising: Comparing Portrayals of Women,” 2013

Matthew Dempsey, “The Deciding Factor: Effects of User Generated Content on the College Search and Selection Process,” 2012

Jillian Eve Liptak, “Bridged: Arts, Identity, and Community Development in Downtown Bridgeport,” 2012

Caitlin Young, “New Media and the Female Athlete: A Content Analysis of ESPN.com and ESPNW.com,” 2012

Sara Colabella, “Cultivation Theory in the Digital Age: Extrapolations and Limitations in the Age of New Media,” 2011

Meghan Muldowney, “Gender Performance in the Age of Facebook: The Continued Relevance of Erving Goffman’s Theories of Self-Presentation,” 2011

 

RELEVANT COMMUNITY SERVICE

Dot Gay Advisory Group

            Founding Member 2012-present

Online Policy Group

Academic Advisory Board, 2003-present

Founding Board Member, 2000-2003

Friends of the Highline

Volunteer, 2007-present

 

SELECTED MEDIA APPEARANCES

MSNBC

Variety

The Hollywood Reporter

News 12 CT

WFSB CBS 3

Huffington Post

Associated Press

The Connecticut Post

LA Daily News

Boomer Alley Radio

AOL News