I am a tenured associate professor of journalism at the University of Central Florida and the area coordinator of the journalism program. I am the author of “The Food Section: Newspaper Women and the Culinary Community” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014) and a co-author of “Mad Men & Working Women: Feminist Perspectives on Historical Power, Resistance and Otherness” (Peter Lang, 2014).
I have published more than 30 articles about women and journalism history. Until recently, I was the Vintage Cocktail columnist for OKRA, the magazine of the Southern Food and Beverage Institute. In the summer of 2014, the Poynter Institute featured the research that Instructor Lance Speere and I published in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.
In fall 2014, I will become the Vice Head/Research Chair of the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. I am also a member of the Publications Board for the American Journalism Historians Association.
I spoke at the 2014 Food + Tech conference in New York City and at the AEJMC conference in Montreal about social media. This fall I will speak at the Association of Food Journalists in Memphis at the SPJ-sponsored Excellence In Journalism in Nashville about my research.
My seven-year-old blog, WomensPageHistory, was cited in Columbia Journalism Review and has more than 200,000 page views.
- Women’s studies
- Women and the media
- Journalism history
- Food history
- Media law
- Social media