Before joining Webster's School of Communication, I taught communication studies at American University, and journalism at Seton Hall University and Marymount Manhattan College. My teaching and research interests include political communication and media effects. I’ve published in both academic and popular press, and talked politics and pop culture on TV and radio. I hold a PhD in communication from American University, an MA from Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY, and a BFA in acting from New York University.