Dr. Julia Crouse Waddell is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Most recently, she worked at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. She teaches all things media: mass communication, effects, writing, and theory courses.
Waddell's research encompasses social psychology, media communication and technology. Her dissertation examined the impacts of social identification and deindividuation within bimodal social communication technology [video games]. Waddell received her Ph.D. in Media and Information Studies from Michigan State University, a master's degree in Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina, and bachelor's degrees in English and Journalism from the University of Florida. She is currently working on a project examining crisis communication and social media.
In her early career, Waddell worked as an education beat reporter for The Ledger in Lakeland, Fla. She also has worked for the Durham Herald-Sun and as a journalism volunteer for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
SPK 208: Public Speaking
COM 202: Writing for Broadcast & Public Relations
COM 499: Video Games: Culture & Theory