Dept. of Writing and Communication
- Ph.D. Florida State University
- M.A. Syracuse University
- B.A. Stonehill College
Megan Fitzgerald, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Writing and Communication. She teaches a variety of communication and journalism courses including introduction to print journalism, media law and regulation, and research methods. In addition to teaching communication courses, she is the faculty adviser for the university’s student-run newspaper, The Current, the Society of Professional Journalist’s student chapter, and the communication honor society, Lambda Pi Eta. She is actively involved in the Journalism Education Association and serves as a mentor in the JEA mentor program, which pairs experienced media advisers and educators with new high school journalism teachers. She earned her JEA Certified Journalism Educator designation this year. She also serves on the board of directors of the Florida Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Together with Michelle Manley, director of student media, she hosts a yearly multimedia conference on campus that brings together media professionals and high school, community college, and college students. She has presented at conferences hosted by the National Communication Association, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Associated Collegiate Press.
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