Deborah L. Dwyer, Ph.D

More than 25 years in an array of communication industries ranging from junior news reporter to director of marketing have given me a unique perspective from which to approach my academic research, teaching, mentorship, and industry engagement.

In 2016, I took the plunge to obtain my Ph.D. and pursue a second career in the academy. My research interests lie at the intersection of journalism practices, ethical decision-making, technology, and law/policy, with a broader focus on journalism’s role in American democracy.

Currently, I am enjoying a recent move back to Tennessee and enjoying time off after completing my doctorate. In the meantime, I continue to help U.S. news editors address the rising phenomenon of “unpublishing.”