Associate Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
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Offices: Communication Arts 247
Megan Mullen earned a B.A. in French (with an emphasis in Canadian Studies) from Bucknell University, an M.A. in Canadian Studies from Carleton University, a Masters of Information Science from the State University of New York at Albany, and a Ph.D. in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin.
Her research interests have been in television history and analysis, with a particular focus on the history of cable television in the United States. Her first book, The Rise of Cable Programming in the United States: Revolution or Evolution?, was published by the University of Texas Press in 2003. This book won the John and Joan Goddard Cable Center Book Award in 2004. Her second book, Television in the Multichannel Age: A Brief History of Cable Television, was published by Blackwell Publishing in 2008. She has also written a number of articles, book chapters, essays, and book reviews. In 2005-06, she was the recipient of a one-year National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship. She was also the 2009-10 recipient of the UW-Parkside Research and Creative Activity Award.
Dr. Mullen directed UW-Parkside's Humanities Program from 2001-2008, and chaired the Communication Department from 2006-2012. Pedagogically, she is interested in online and blended course formats as well as community-based learning. She is UW-Parkside's Wisconsin Teaching Scholar for the 2012-2013 academic year, and is completing a study on cognitive presence in a particular blended learning format.