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About Lori Bindig Yousman

Lori Bindig Yousman is a professor in the School of Communication, Media, and the Arts at Sacred Heart University where she currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Communication Studies.

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 Yousman teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations, corporate communication, and social media. These courses stress ethical practices and social responsibility, foster practitioner creativity across multiple media platforms, and encourage an awareness of the industry’s cultural impact.

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 & the Arts
September 2022 Professor, Sacred Heart University Communication & Media Studies
2011 - 2017 Assistant Professor, Sacred Heart University School of Communication, Media & the Arts

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Tenure & Promotion, 2017
  • Global Critical Media Literacy Project board member
  • SHU Promotion AY 2022/23
  • SHU 2022 Academic Advisor Award


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


2004 - 2009 Ph.D. Communication, University of Massachusetts Amherst ‐ Communication
2002 - 2004 M.A. Communication, University of Hartford
2002 - 2004 B.F.A. Musical Theater, University of Hartford
2000 - 2002 B.A. American Studies, University of Hartford

Contact Information

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


Articles (3)

Books (5)

Contributions to Books (10)

Reports (1)

Presentations (3)