Angeline Sangalang

Angeline (LeeAnn) Sangalang, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Dayton (B.A., Communication/Psychology, 2011; M.A, Communication, University of Southern California, 2014; Ph.D., Communication, University of Southern California, 2015).

Jesse Fox

MDC Research Associate, Dr. Jesse Fox, was quoted this summer in an online news story about women in online gaming. The article describes that while women make up nearly half of online gamers, they still experience name-calling, sexual harassment and abuse when playing online.

Job Posting

We're hiring! The University of Missouri Department of Communication invites applications to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position.



Located below you will find a list of MDC research associates and what they will be involved with at NCA this year.  There is a special session on Thursday November 16th created by the MDC called Examining the State and Impact of Diversity in the Modern Media Landscape from 9:30 to 10:45 in the m


Gerding Speno, A., & Stevens Aubrey, J. (2017).


 Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) at University of Missouri

Dr. Brad Bond

Dr. Bradley Bond was interviewed by NBC 7 San Diego about Slacktivism.  You can watch the story at the link below!

Bad girls

Scharrer, E., & Blackburn, G. (2017). Is TV a Bad Girls Club? Television use, docusoap viewing, and the cultivation of approval of aggression.


Dr. Lissa Behm-Morawitz
University of Missouri

Can Second Life Make Health a First Priority? Examining Exercise Efficacy and Motivations in a Virtual Environment (Technology and Health, May 26, 2, Indigo 202B, 2 – 3:15 pm)


Alumna Srividya Ramasubramanian lectures on 'Geeks, Dragon Ladies and Perpetual Foreigners: Countering Stereotypes of Asian-Americans in the Media and Beyond'


Ashton Gerding Speno, Ph.D., is a Preparing Future Faculty Postdoctoral Fellow in the Departments of Communication, Health Sciences, and Women's and Gender Studies, at the University of Missouri (B.A., Communication, University of Missouri, 2009; M.A., Communication, University of Delaware, 2011;


Riles, J., Varava, K., Pilny, A., & Tewksbury, D. (forthcoming).

Jennifer Lewallen, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Communication, with a research appointment in the Reynolds Journalism Institute, at the University of Missouri (B.A., Communication, University of California Santa Barbara, 2008; M.A., Mediated and Mass Communi


We are pleased to welcome you to the website for the Media & Diversity Center (MDC)!   The MDC conducts research on the diversity of representations in traditional and digital media as well as the effects of media on cognition, emotion, identity, and behavior.