Ph.D., Journalism (Strategic Communication), 2010, University of Missouri at Columbia
- Dissertation: “The role of narrative and other-referencing in attenuating psychological reactance to persuasive diabetes messages” (recipient of the 2010 International and National Communication Associations' Health Communication Dissertation of the Year Award) Adviser: Glenn M. Leshner, Ph.D.
M.A., Journalism, 2007, University of Texas at Austin
- Thesis: “Boys will be boys: Feminist and patriarchal perspectives on sexual violence and masculinity in coverage of the Duke lacrosse rape scandal” Adviser: Dustin M. Harp, Ph.D.
B.A., Journalism & Mass Communication (Public Relations emphasis), 2002, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Cambridge Natural Science Summer Program, 1999, Cambridge, UK
Assistant Professor of Public Relations (tenure-track), Texas Tech University, College of Media & Communication, Department of Public Relations, September 2010 – May 2015
Instructor, University of Missouri, School of Journalism, Department of Strategic Communication, January 2009 – May 2010
Research Assistant, University of Missouri, School of Journalism, Department of Strategic Communication, August 2007 – May 2010
Teaching Assistant, University of Missouri, School of Journalism, Department of Strategic Communication, August – December 2008
Research Assistant, University of Texas, College of Communication, School of Journalism, January 2006 – August 2007