||Michael Meadows, PH.D.
Assistant Dean, School of Management and communications
Program Director, Communication and media studies
Program: Communication and Media studies
Office Location: 118 Beacon St, 5th Floor
- B.S., Communication, Boston University
- M.A., Communication Studies, Northern Illinois University
- Ph.D., Communication, Wayne State University
Dr. Meadows began teaching Communication and Media Studies at Fisher College in 2007. He has been teaching communication full-time for nearly 20years. Although most of his experience has been in higher education, he’s also been employed full-time in advertising and public relations, corporate communications, television news, and educational video. A past member of the Women's Studies in Communication, Editorial Board (2010-2013), Dr. Meadows’s research interests focus on media representations of gender. For his dissertation he analyzed the portrayal of masculinity in Hollywood films of the 1990s, while a documentary examining artistic expressions of AIDS served as his master’s thesis. His work has been published in the Encyclopedia of Masculinity and presented at regional and national conferences.
Staying current on the best practices for teaching, Dr. Meadows believes learning should be a conversation not a lecture. His courses are highly participatory and rely-heavily on discussion and in-class activities.