Lori Bindig, Ph.D. joined the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Sacred Heart University in 2011. She earned her doctorate in Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she was awarded the title of University Fellow in 2004. Dr. Bindig also holds a BA in American Studies, a BFA in Musical Theatre, and a MA in Communication from the University of Hartford along with an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Feminist Theory through the Department of Women’s Studies at UMass. PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Bindig teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations, corporate communication, and social media. These courses stress ethical practices and social responsibility, foster practitioner creativityacross multiple media platforms, and encourage an awareness of the industry’s cultural impact. Professor Bindig is also Program Director of Performing Arts. Recent Courses Taught: Social Media, Media Ethics, Corporate Communication, The PR Agency in the Digital Age. Research Interests: Dr. Bindig’s research spans a variety of fields, but primarily focuses on the intersection of media and youth culture, with an emphasis on femininity within consumer culture. Her scholarship includes critical analyses of popular teen television programs as well as the design and implementation of a media literacy intervention for eating disorder treatment.
The O.C.: A Critical Understanding (with Andrea M. Bergstrom), Communication and Media Studies Faculty Publications (2013)
The O.C., A Critical Understanding, by Lori Bindig and Andrea M. Bergstrom, is a feminist...
Dawson's Creek: A Critical Understanding, Communication and Media Studies Faculty Publications (2008)
This book provides a textual analysis of the WB's (Warner Brothers Television) hit teen drama...
Contributions to Books
Media Literacy in Eating Disorder Treatment, Race/Gender/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content and Producers (2012)
Media Studies Professor Authors Book on Television Program, The O.C., Sacred Heart University News Story (2013)
In The O.C.: A Critical Understanding (Lexington Books, 2012), Bindig analyzes the cultural legacy of...