Deborah L. Dwyer, ABD

Doctoral candidate and Roy H. Park Fellow (2016-2019)
Hussman School of Journalism and Media
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Degree expected December 2021

2020-2021 Residential Fellow
Reynolds Journalism Institute
The University of Missouri

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.

I thrive in academic pursuits that embrace multiple methods, interdisciplinary approaches, and contribute to the strength of the journalism profession. My body of research is intentionally dually focused, both contributing to the theoretical understanding of journalism as it exists today as well as working directly with those in the profession toward more practical ends. Finding those opportunities to bridge academic and professional institutions is worth the investment to both groups—as well as setting university students up to succeed in their goals.

Learn more about my project to bridge academic research and news industry practice