Sarah Erickson joined Trinity from the University of Michigan, where she completed her PhD in Communication Studies. She is originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and previously studied Art & Archeology at Princeton University. Sarah is a media psychologist, broadly interested in adolescent engagement with the media, narratives surrounding gendered violence in the media, and sexual socialization. She is an avid tennis player and reader, loves spending time outside in nature with her dog, Riley, and is thrilled to be a part of the Trinity family.
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 an associate professor of Communication at Trinity University. He teaches courses in film studies and video production. Additionally, he has served as the chair of the interdisciplinary minor in Film Studies.
He earned a B.A. (Film Studies) from Yale University, a M.F.A. (Film Production) from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. (Communication Arts) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a native of Los Angeles.
He has previously taught at Washington University in St. Louis, Stanford University, and Hofstra University.
Aaron Delwiche (Ph.D. University of Washington) is a Professor in the Department of Communication at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He teaches courses on topics such as virtual world development, transmedia storytelling and mobile gaming.
McMullen is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication. She teaches courses on visual communication, the interpretation and analysis of visual texts, and graphic design. Before returning to school for her M.S. and Ph.D., she worked as a graphic designer in the areas of advertising and publication design.
I'm a California native who was shaped by the political turbulence of the 1960s and the social openness of the 1970s. That background combined with my interests and abilities in writing led me to major in journalism and to work for several years in the media.
When I realized that media in the United States were primarily driven by profit and not ideals, I shifted my focus to community communication, such as public access television, local radio, fanzines, and other practices concerned with access and participation.