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Teresa Heinz Housel, Ph.D.

Specialty Areas: Mass Media and Cultural Studies, Print Media and Journalism, International Communication, and Qualitative Research Methods


  • Ph.D. Communication and Culture (with journalism emphasis), Indiana University
  • Post-Graduate Fellowship in Cultural Studies, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia
  • M.A. Journalism, University of Missouri
  • A.B. English, Oberlin College


Dr. Housel joined the department in the fall of 2005. She brings a broad range of international research and experiences to her work. During her sabbatical from Hope in 2011-2012, she was a visiting scholar at Massey University’s School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing in Wellington, New Zealand.

In May 2005, she received the Lieber Memorial Teaching Associate Award, Indiana University's highest honor for a graduate instructor. She previously taught mass media and news analysis courses at Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI). Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Dr. Housel completed a post-graduate fellowship in cultural studies at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia and spent a year in Britain doing research on British journalists' perceptions of homelessness and The Big issue, a magazine sold by the homeless. Dr. Housel has worked as a news and features reporter for The Columbia Missourian, The Daily Record (Wooster, OH), The Big Issue (London, England), and Good Housekeeping. With Vickie L. Harvey (California State), she is the co-author of several books on the research about first-in-the-family students to attend college or university; peer reviewed journal articles; and popular academic, magazine, and newspaper articles.

Courses taught by Dr. Housel at Hope include:

• COMM 101: Introduction to the Communication Process
• COMM 255: Writing, Editing, and Design for the Mass Media
• COMM 356: Advanced Magazine Features Writing and Production
• COMM 470: Cultural Communication Theory
• COMM 395 Food, Power, and Culture (coming Fall 2012)
• COMM 260 Rhetoric and Public Culture
• COMM 395 Television History in American Culture

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