Full-Time Faculty

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Lorraine Ahearn

Assistant Professor of Journalism:

  • B.A., M.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Ph.D., University of North Carolina
  • Joins us from teaching at the University of South Alabama; research interests are media history and subaltern groups, journalism as collective memory, ethics and social responsibility

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Matt Blomberg

Assistant Professor of Journalism:

  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.S., Kansas State University; Ph.D., University of Kansas (Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellow 2018-2022)
  • Dissertation: “Communicating Veracity: the Role of Visuals in Correcting Online Misinformation”

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Cheng “Chris” Chen

Assistant Professor of Communication Design:

  • B.A., Hunan University, China; M.S., M.Ph, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
  • Served as a lecturer with the Yiding Educational Consultancy and the Shenzhen Art Training School
  • Previous experience with the Hunan Broadcasting System

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Margaret Ritsch

Lecturer in Strategic Communications:

  • B.A., College of William and Mary; M. A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ed.D., Texas Christian University
  • Previously taught at Washington State University and Texas Christian University
  • Professional experience includes serving as Director of Public Affairs with the Fort Worth Housing Solutions

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Alex Traugutt

Assistant Professor of Sport Management:

  • B.A., Kenyon College; M. Ed., Virginia Commonwealth University; Ph.D. University of Northern Colorado
  • Previously taught at Fontbonne University
  • Worked as a sales and fundraising consultant for The Aspire Group – The United States Military Academy at West Point; Director of the Sport Marketing Research Institute

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Khirey Walker

Assistant Professor of Sport Management:

  • B.S., Elon University; M.S. and Ph.D., Louisiana State University
  • Comes to Elon from Ball State University
  • Expertise includes mentorship in sport and recreation and the student-athlete experience

Part-Time Faculty