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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: media and society, communication theory, children and the media, 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. She is involved with the University of Wisconsin – Parkside Alumni Association and is currently serving on the board of directors. 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, Research/Creative & Consulting Interests

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

Courses Taught

Spring 2018

COMM 368 CHILDREN AND THE MEDIA
COMM 107 COMM & HUMAN CONDITION (DV)
COMM 366 COMM AND POPULAR MUSIC
COMM 108 MEDIA AND SOCIETY
COMM 108 MEDIA AND SOCIETY

Fall 2017

COMM 107 COMM & HUMAN CONDITION (DV)
COMM 365 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
COMM 108 MEDIA AND SOCIETY

Spring 2017

COMM 368 CHILDREN AND THE MEDIA
COMM 107 COMM & HUMAN CONDITION (DV)
COMM 430 DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA COMM
COMM 108 MEDIA AND SOCIETY
COMM 108 MEDIA AND SOCIETY

Fall 2016

COMM 108 MEDIA AND SOCIETY

Spring 2016

COMM 368 CHILDREN AND THE MEDIA
COMM 108 MEDIA AND SOCIETY

Fall 2015

COMM 368 CHILDREN AND THE MEDIA
COMM 108 MEDIA AND SOCIETY

Spring 2015

COMM 368 CHILDREN AND THE MEDIA
COMM 108 MEDIA AND SOCIETY

Fall 2014

COMM 360 CONTEMPORARY MEDIA INDUSTRIES
COMM 108 MEDIA AND SOCIETY

Spring 2014

COMM 368 CHILDREN AND THE MEDIA
COMM 108 MEDIA AND SOCIETY

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