Robin Broughton, Ph.D.

Dr. Robin Broughton – a professor of Communications & Media Studies  – holds a Ph.D. in Interpersonal Communication, an MA in Philosophy and a BS in Journalism from Ohio University.  Dr. Broughton teaches the graduate courses Critical Approaches to Media Studies, Media Law, and Information Society; and the undergraduate courses Media Law, Journalism, and New Media.  Her research is in the area of media criticism, having presented papers at many conferences, including the International Conference for Social Sciences at Cambridge University in England and at the International Communication Association Conference in Sydney, Australia. She recently led a group of graduate students to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where she worked with students and faculty from the University of Sharjah to produce a short narrative film.  In addition to her own personal travels around the world, her diverse travels with students has taken her to Prague, the Czech Republic, Belize, Guatemala, and even on a climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa, for a short documentary.  Dr. Broughton has published two books on mountain biking in West Virginia and writes frequently for outdoor magazines.  She currently is working on a thriller set in Prague.  She has two kids, Tristan, 18, and Keatan, 14.
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