Anne Major is a visiting assistant professor of Communication at Trinity University. She teaches courses on mass media, media texts, and film and TV streaming. She is originally from Greenville, South Carolina and studied Film Studies at University of South Carolina before earning her M.A. and Ph.D. in Media Studies at University of Texas, Austin.
Rebecca Densley is a media effects scholar whose research focuses on the ways in which media influence children, adolescents, and families. She has done work ranging from the social benefits of preschoolers’ educational TV programming to the influence of gender and parent-child conversations on teens’ sexting behaviors. Her work is driven by a desire to give parents tools to help their children successfully navigate today’s complex media environment.
Sarah Erickson is a media psychologist broadly interested in adolescent engagement with the media, narratives surrounding gendered violence in the media, and sexual socialization. She has also done work examining the impact of changing viewing habits, like binge watching, on media effects. Dr. Erickson teaches courses on Media Audiences, Quantitative Research Methods, and Media and Gender-based Violence. Dr. Erickson is also co-director of the minor in Women's and Gender Studies at Trinity.
Prior to joining the faculty at Trinity, professor Sammye Johnson was an award-winning editor and writer for more than a decade. She continues to freelance; since 1985, she has published more than 450 articles in newspapers and magazines and received 19 writing awards.
She has published more than 20 articles in the top refereed journals in the journalism and mass communication field and presented more than 60 refereed papers at national and international conferences. She also has contributed 15 chapters to books specifically dealing with magazine publishing in the United States.
After more than a decade practicing public relations for clients including Microsoft, Reyes made the crazy beautiful decision to go to graduate school to study media. That turned out well! She previously taught at Rutgers University and is now proud to be a Tiger.
Liu was born and raised in Kunming, China. She was an awarding winning journalist who worked for news organizations in Beijing, Hong Kong and the United States, including Beijing Youth Daily and the South China Morning Post. She has had hundreds of articles published in about a dozen newspapers and magazines in the U.S., China and Hong Kong. She also was invited to be a guest blogger for China Digital Times. Her scholarly work has appeared in several academic journals and books.
Patrick Keating is professor of Communication at Trinity University. He teaches courses in film studies and video production and serves as the chair of the interdisciplinary minor in Film Studies.
In 2011, he was named an Academic Film Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He received the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars from the American Council of Learned Societies, spending a year at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. He regularly publishes works of videographic criticism.