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About Lori Bindig

Lori Bindig, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication & Media Arts at Sacred Heart University. 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 Director of the Performing Arts Minor, Director of the Media Literacy and Digital Culture Graduate Program, and is a member of The Sports Communication and Media Advisory Board.
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.


September 2017 - Present Associate Professor, Sacred Heart University School of Communication & Media Arts
2011 - 2017 Assistant Professor, Sacred Heart University School of Communication & Media Arts

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Honors and Awards

  • Tenure & Promotion, 2017
  • Global Critical Media Literacy Project board member


  • The PR Agency in the Digital Age
  • Corporate Communication
  • Media Ethics
  • Social Media


Ph.D., University of Amherst ‐ Communication
B.A., University of Hartford ‐ American Studies
B.F.A., University of Hartford ‐ Musical Theater
M.A., University of Hartford ‐ Communication

Contact Information

School of Communication, Media & The Arts
Martire Center BUCM*W219
College of Arts and Sciences


Books (4)

Contributions to Books (6)

Presentations (3)