B.A., UNC Charlotte; M.A., University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of Georgia. Worked in public relations and advertising in Charlotte, N.C.
Taught at Texas Tech University for three years. A member of the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication;and the International Communication Association. Serves as a reviewer for Journal of Communication Inquiry and Mass Communication and Society. Came to Elon in 2008.
Research interests include gender and media, using cultural, feminist, and qualitative methods of inquiry. Serves as the Coordinator for Women's and Gender Studies at Elon.