Prior to becoming a professor, I worked as a newspaper reporter, freelance magazine writer and, in the late 1990s, for companies on that then-foreign place called the World Wide Web. As a reporter I worked for The Hartford Courant and Connecticut Law Tribune, covering issues ranging from city housing to business. As a freelance magazine writer, my work has appeared in magazines as different as Black Enterprise, Women’s World and Scientific American. From 1997 to 2003, I wrote a biweekly op-ed column for The Hartford Courant, a number of which were published in newspapers around the country. My book publishing includes writing mass market (Astrocycles), scholarly book chapters, and co-editing a book on research methodology, Grounded Theory: The Philosophy, Method, and Work of Barney Glaser(co-editor, Astrid Gynnild). I was cofounding editor of Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication. Among my current projects is a book that is part memoir, social history and critique as it maps the reconfiguration of racial attitudes from the 1960s through Obama.
Ph.D. Union Institute and University, 2004
JRN370 Today’s News in Context
JRN 384 Journalism History
JRN371 Reporting Cultural Diversity
JRN450 Journalism Studies Abroad: British Media Culture: News, Fashion, Sports, Design.
- News Reception
- Journalism and Public Discourse
- American Cultural Politics
- Grounded Theory Methodology and Qualitative Methodologies