Kimberly Wooten, M.S.

  • Associate Lecturer - Communication
  • Communication Department
  • MS, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, 2004
  • PHONE: (262) 595-2728
  • EMAIL: wrightwo@uwp.edu

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Media Literacy
  • Media Effects
  • New Media Technology
Kim Wright-Wooten earned her B.A. in communication from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside (UWP). After completing her undergraduate degree, she received her M.S. in mass communication from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. Since graduation, she worked in training and development before becoming a communication instructor. She has been teaching since 2008 at both the College of Lake County and the University of Wisconsin – Parkside. Some of the courses she teaches at UWP include: communication and the human condition, media and society, communication theory, children and the media, intercultural communication, and communication and popular music. In addition to teaching, Kim is very involved on campus and with the department. She is an active member in the Parkside Communication Alumni Association, previously serving as vice president of the organization and currently serving as the president. She has coordinated and hosted annual alumni-student networking events for the organization. In addition, she co-developed and implemented a scholarship for communication students honoring Professor Emerita Dr. Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz. Kim has been published in the College of Lake County Gender Conference Magazine for a paper she wrote during her graduate degree entitled, “Portrayals of Sex in Advertising: Gender Role Stereotypes and Sexually Explicit Images.” The paper discussed how men and women have been portrayed in magazine and television advertisements since the 1950s to understand how gender is constructed in the media.

Teaching Interests

Media effects, cultivation theory/analysis, gender representations in the media, how media can potentially influence interpersonal relationships and self-image, how children/adolescents consume media/media literacy, and new media technologies, including social media

Research Interests

Consulting Interests

COMM 107 - COMM & HUMAN CONDITION (DV)
COMM 108 - MEDIA AND SOCIETY
COMM 202 - GROUP COMMUNICATION
COMM 365 - INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
COMM 366 - COMM AND POPULAR MUSIC
COMM 368 - CHILDREN AND THE MEDIA
COMM 430 - DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA COMM
COMM 499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
ETHN 365 - INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
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