Curriculum Vitae (updated March 2021) 

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT

 

Niagara University                                                                                                 

Associate professor and chair, Communication and Media Studies department

  • Received the Klein-Carnell Rising Scholar Award, Temple University (2021)

  • Received College of Arts & Sciences, Excellence in Scholarship Award (2019)

  • Inducted into Sigma Alpha Sigma Honor Society (2018)

  • Received College of Arts & Sciences, Excellence in Teaching – Full-time Faculty Award (2017)

  • Inducted into Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society (2017)

  • Received seven Research Council grants

 

EDUCATION

 

Temple University                                                                                                                

Media and Communication Ph.D., 2014

  • Dissertation title: Looking at the Stars: The Black Press, African American Celebrity Culture and Critical Citizenship in Early Twentieth Century America, 1895-1935

  • Received American Journalism Historians Association’s Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize (2015)

  • Received Temple University, School of Media and Communication’s Marilyn Lashner Award (2014)

  • Received Temple University’s Dissertation Completion Grant ($10,000) (2014)

 

University of Pennsylvania                                                                                            

Master of Liberal Arts, 2007

 

Villanova University                                                                                                           

Bachelor of Arts, 2003, English, Magna cum Laude

  • Honors concentration, History minor, Women’s Studies minor                           

  • Participated in one-year study abroad in literature and history at Trinity College Dublin, 2001-2002
     

PUBLICATIONS

 

Books

 

Invited publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Roessner, A. & Teresa, C. “Always Already Hailed: Negotiating Memory and Identity at the Newseum” Journal of Autoethnography, Vol 1(2), 2020.

  • Teresa, C. “Steeled for the challenges: A critical discourse analysis of gendered news frames of Hillary Clinton in battleground coverage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.” Critical Studies in Media Communication,Vol. 37(1), 2020, doi: 10.1080/15295036.2019.1688369.

  • Teresa, C. “The Misinterpreted Grin: The Development of Discursive Knowledge About Race Through Public Memory of Louis Armstrong.” Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 50(7), 2019.

  • Beardsley, K. & Teresa, C. “The Journey from ‘Just Us’ to ‘Some Justice’: Ideology and Advocacy, the New York Amsterdam News, and the Central Park Jogger Story.” American Periodicals, Vol. 27(2), 2017.

  • Teresa, C. “A ‘Varied or Intense Existence’: Public Commemoration of Boxing Champion Jack Johnson.” Howard Journal of Communication, Vol. 28(3), 2017.

  • Teresa, C. “‘We Needed a Booker T. Washington … and Certainly a Jack Johnson’: The Black Press, Johnson, and Issues of Representation, 1909–1915.” American Journalism, Vol. 32(1), 2015.

 

Reviews

  • Teresa, C. “Book review: Political Pioneer of the Press: Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Her Transnational Crusade for Social Justice by Lori Amber Roessner and Jodi Rightler-McDaniels.” Journalism History, Vol. 45(2), 2019.

  • Teresa, C. “Book review: The Rise and Fall of The Associated Negro Press: Claude Barnett’s Pan-African News and the Jim Crow Paradox by Gerald Horne.” Michigan Historical Review, Vol. 44(2), 2018.

  • Teresa, C. “Book review: Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom by Sonja D. Williams.” Journalism History, Vol. 42(1), 2016.

  • Teresa, C. “Book review: The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America by Ethan Michaeli.” Journalism History, Vol. 42(1), 2016.

  • Teresa, C. “Digital media review: Newseum Education.” American Journalism, Vol. 32(3), 2015.

 

RESEARCH AWARDS

 

  • Temple University, Lew Klein College of Media and Communication, Klein-Carnell Rising Scholar Award (2021)

  • Niagara University College of Arts & Sciences Excellence in Scholarship Award (2019) 

  • Looking at the Stars: The Black Press, African American Celebrity Culture and Critical Citizenship in Early Twentieth Century America, 1895-1935. Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Award. American Journalism Historians Association. Oklahoma City, OK (October 2015).

  • “Narrative Analysis of the Central Park Jogger Story in the New York Amsterdam News.” Kathryn Beardsley, co-author. 1st place – J. William Snodgrass Award for Research on Minority Topics and 1st place - Top Student Paper, American Journalism Historians Association 2014 Conference. St. Paul, Minnesota. (October 2014).

  • “A Rainbow of Hope: The Black Press's Engagement with Entertainment Culture, 1895-1935.” 3rd place – History Division Top Student Paper and 2nd place – History Division Top Poster, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2014 Conference. Montreal, QC, Canada. (August 2014). 

  • “Great Hopes Forgotten: A Narrative Analysis of Boxing Coverage in Black Press Newspapers, 1920-1930.” 1st place – History Division Top Student Paper, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2013 Conference. Washington, D.C. (August 2013).

  • “The Kids Are Not Alright: The Symbolic Functions of Children in Anniversary Memory of September 11.” Carolyn Kitch, co-author. 1st place – Cultural and Critical Studies Top Faculty Paper, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2012 Conference. Chicago, IL. (August 2012).

 

GRANTS

 

  • Niagara University Academic Innovation Fund Master Grant – 2019-2020 ($8,439)

  • Niagara University Academic Innovation Fund Master Grant – spring 2019 ($8,785)

  • Niagara University Research Council Summer Grant Award – summer 2018 ($5,200)

  • Niagara University Research Council Summer Grant Award – summer 2017 ($5,200)

  • Niagara University Research Support Grant – 2016-2017 ($1,616)

  • Niagara University Research Support Mini-Grant – spring 2016 ($912)

  • Niagara University Research Council Summer Grant Award – summer 2015 ($5,200)

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

  • The Adolescentia Project (Instagram: @adolescentia_) [Digital archive and edited book series]

  • “Death is not defeat”: An (auto)ethnographic account of women, metal music, and grief [Journal article – in revision]

  • “‘F*ck you, I Belong Here’: Understanding the Affective and Social Dimensions of Fandom for Female Fans of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Music” [Journal article]

  • “‘Re-stup-redicu-lame’: Rethinking the ‘apolitics’ of heavy metal music in the Trump era” [Journal article]

 

INVITED TALKS, LECTURES, & SEMINARS

  • University of Colorado – Boulder, WRT3020: Writing on Music, “The Adolescentia Project” (spring 2021)

  • Albright College, COM480: Senior Seminar in Communication Research, “Looking at the Stars” (fall 2020)

  • Temple University, MMC9208: Historical Methods for Teaching and Communication Research, “We Needed a Booker T. Washington ... and Certainly a Jack Johnson” (spring 2019)

  • Temple University, MSP0821: The Future of Your TV - “Reality Television” (spring 2012); “The Roots of Television Content, 1950-1975” (spring 2013)

  • Temple University, JOURN1111: Journalism and Society - “History of U.S. Print Journalism” (spring 2013)

  • Temple University, MSP4497: Media and Children - “Children in Crisis: Children as Symbols in September 11 10th Anniversary Coverage” (spring 2013, fall 2013)

 

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

  • “‘F*ck you, I Belong Here’: Understanding the Affective and Social Dimensions of Fandom for Female Fans of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Music.” Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association 2018 Conference. Indianapolis, IN. (October 2018).

  • “Always Already Hailed: Negotiating Memory and Identity at the Newseum.” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2015 Conference. Minneapolis, MN. (August 2016). Amber Roessner, co-author.

  • “The Misinterpreted Grin: The Development of Discursive Knowledge About Race Through Public Memory of Louis Armstrong.” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2015 Conference. San Francisco, CA. (August 2015).

  • “Narrative Analysis of the Central Park Jogger Story in the New York Amsterdam News.” American Journalism Historians Association 2014 Conference. St. Paul, Minnesota. (October 2014). Kathryn Beardsley, co-author.

  • “A Rainbow of Hope: The Black Press's Engagement with Entertainment Culture, 1895-1935” (poster).  Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2014 Conference. Montreal, QC, Canada. (August 2014).

  •  “Great Hopes Forgotten: A Narrative Analysis of Boxing Coverage in Black Press Newspapers, 1920-1930.” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2013 Conference. Washington, D.C. (August 2013).

  • “The Kids Are Not Alright: The Symbolic Functions of Children in Anniversary Memory of September 11.” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2012 Conference. Chicago, IL. (August 2012). Carolyn Kitch, co-author.

  •  “Re-evaluating the ‘Talented Tenth’: The Black Press, Race Representation and Celebrity Culture, 1903-1926.” International Communication Association 2014 Conference. Seattle, WA. (May 2014).

  • “Ghost in the House: Remembering Champion Jack Johnson” (poster). Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2012 Conference. Chicago, IL. (August 2012).

  • “Renegotiating the ‘Macho-Man Thing’: Expanding Conceptions of Masculinity in Murderball and How to Train Your Dragon.” National Communication Association 2011 Conference. New Orleans, LA. (November 2011).

  • “Courage and Composure: The Framing of the 1916 Easter Rising Rebels as Heroes in The Irish Times” (poster). Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2010 Conference. Denver, CO. (August 2010).

 

TEACHING PANELS

 

  • “Using Celebrity Instagram Accounts to Illustrate Ideas About Hegemony, Representational Politics, and Inclusivity.” Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication 2019 Conference. Toronto, Canada. (August 2019).

  • “The Best Hardest Job on Campus: Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges of Advising a Campus Student Newspaper.” CCTL Conference on Teaching and Learning 2018 Conference. Niagara University, NY. (January 2018).

  • “Building Community Through Teaching Mentorship.” CCTL Conference on Teaching and Learning 2018 Conference. Niagara University, NY. (January 2018).

  • “Teaching in the Age of Black Lives Matter.” American Journalism Historians Association 2016 Conference. St. Petersburg, FL. (October 2016). 

  • “‘If I Could Do It All Again’: Advice for New and Rising Journalism History Scholars.” American Journalism Historians Association 2015 Conference. Oklahoma City, OK. (October 2016).

  • “Social Media in the Classroom.” 2016 WNY Advising Technology Conference. Niagara University, NY. (April 2016).

  • “Sustained Structured Mentoring Program: A Proposal.” CCTL Conference on Teaching and Learning 2016 Conference. Niagara University, NY. (January 2016).

  • “Teaching Challenges in the Twitter-verse: Using Twitter as a Pedagogical Tool.” Popular Culture/American Culture Association 2015 Conference. New Orleans, LA. (April 2015).

  • “Incorporating Journalism History Hot Topics to Invigorate Undergraduate Courses.” American Journalism Historians Association 2014 Conference. St. Paul, Minnesota. (October 2014).

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Niagara University, College of Arts & Sciences, Communication and Media Studies department

Courses taught:

  • CMS352: Media Theory and History (fall 2014)

  • CMS363: Stereotyping in Media (fall 2014, spring 2015, summer 2015, spring 2016, spring 2017, summer 2018, spring 2019, summer 2019, summer 2020, spring 2021)

  • CMS100: Introduction to Media Studies (spring 2015, spring 2016, spring 2017, spring 2018, spring 2019, spring 2021)

  • CMS360 (Special Topics): History and Memory in Media (spring 2015)

  • CMS120: Media Writing (summer 2015)

  • CMS330: Research Methods (fall 2015, fall 2016, fall 2017, fall 2018)

  • CMS395: Mass Communication Law (fall 2015, spring 2017, fall 2017, fall 2018, fall 2019, fall 2020)

  • CMS460: Senior Seminar (spring 2017, spring 2018, spring 2019)

  • CMS410: Niagara Wire (spring 2017, fall 2017, spring 2018, fall 2018, fall 2019)

  • CMS361: Politics and Media (fall 2020)

  • CMS360: Special topics independent studies

 

Temple University, School of Media and Communication

Courses taught:

  • JOURN 3703: History of Journalism and Mass Communication (fall 2012, fall 2013)

  • JOURN 1101: Elements of Writing (fall 2013)

Teaching assistantships:

  • JOURN 1111: Journalism and Society (fall 2009, fall 2011, spring 2013)

  • MSP 0821: The Future of Your TV (spring 2012, fall 2012, spring 2013)

  • STRC 2552: Introduction to Public Relations (spring 2010)

  • ADV 0853: Advertising and Globalization (fall 2010, spring 2011)

 

SERVICE

 

Disciplinary duties and responsibilities

Organizational contributions/events:

  • Digital Media Reviews editor, American Journalism (2020-)

  • Conference planning coordinator, Joint Journalism and Communication History Annual Conference, New York, NY (2019)

  • Membership co-chair, History Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (2015-2016)

  • Contributor, The Intelligencer (Summer 2015)

  • Member, Membership Task Force, History Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (2014-2015)

Peer review responsibilities:

  • Peer reviewer, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly (2016-)

  • Peer reviewer, Howard Journal of Communications (2016-)

  • Peer reviewer, American Journalism: A Journal of Media History (2015-)

  • Peer reviewer, Joint Journalism and Communication History Annual Conference (2019)

  • Peer reviewer, History Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference (2019)

  • Peer reviewer, American Journalism Historians Association Annual Conference (2016-2019)

  • Peer reviewer, Communication History Division, International Communication Association Annual Conference (2015, 2016)

 

University duties and responsibilities

Standing, ad-hoc, and search committees:

  • Co-captain, Communication Task Force, Community of the Workplace Project (Summer 2019-)

  • Search committee member, Faculty Development Coordinator search (Summer 2019)

  • Member, “Common GOOD Conversations” working group (Spring 2019-)

  • Publications officer, NULTA executive committee (Fall 2018-Fall 2020)

  • Member, Committee on College Teaching and Learning (Fall 2018-)

  • Founder and committee member, Faculty Mentorship Program (2015-)

  • Search committee member, Associate Director of Equity and Inclusion search (Summer 2016)

  • Member, Fostering Racial and Social Justice conference planning committee (April 2016)

  • Member, Women’s Studies Committee (2015-2017)

Campus events volunteer:

  • Take Back the Night volunteer (2017, 2018, 2019)

  • Moderator, Political Speaker Series (Spring 2017)

  • Judge, Open Mic Night (Fall 2016)

  • Judge, Office of Multicultural Affairs Spoken Word Competition (Spring 2016)

Committee member/outside reader, undergraduate Honors theses:

  • Samantha Dreverman (CMS)

  • Christine Burke (PHI)

  • Emily Leffler (POL)

  • Zackary Kephart (MKT)

  • Samantha Kaczor (HIS)

Committee member, Masters theses:

  • John Magliocca (SPM)

  • Carrie Tutka (Liberal Arts)

 

College of Arts & Sciences duties and responsibilities

  • Member, Curriculum Committee (2015-2018)

  • Team Leader, NU Scholarship Invitational (2015, 2016)

  • SPIN session Faculty presenter, Accepted Student Reception (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

  • Participant, Arts & Sciences Open House faculty table talks (one per semester fall 2014-spring 2018)

 

Departmental duties and responsibilities

  • Department chair (2019-)

  • Faculty advisor, Niagara Wire (Spring 2017-Fall 2019)

  • Faculty co-advisor, WNIA (campus radio station) (Fall 2015-)

  • Chair, Communication and Media Studies undergraduate Honors theses:

    • Gina Notaro

    • Maegan Jones

    • Nico Santangelo

    • Emily Parisi

  • Search committee member, Assistant professor of Communication Studies (Spring 2015)

  • Advise 15-20 Communication Studies majors each semester