Dr. Christina DeWalt
PhD, The University of Oklahoma
Areas of Expertise: Multimedia Journalism, Environmental Communication, Media ethics and Mediated Social Influence
Christina DeWalt earned her Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. A two-time (2015, 2016) recipient of the prestigious University of Hawaii’s Carol Burnett Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Media Ethics, DeWalt researches in the areas of mediated social influence and media ethics with a particular focus on health and environmental communication. Most recently, her dissertation, which investigated how digital storytelling tools and literary language could advance the effectiveness of climate change news coverage, was awarded the Nancy L. Mergler Dissertation Fellowship. DeWalt teaches in a number of areas including new media, multimedia journalism, media writing, and communication theory. During her time at the University of Oklahoma, DeWalt earned the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching three years in a row (2015, 2016, 2017). DeWalt is also an award-winning journalist, who has more than 10 years of professional industry experience.
Nisbett, G. S., & DeWalt, C. A. (July, 2016) Understanding the Influence of Celebrities in Politics: A Focus Group Study of Young Voters. Atlantic Journal of Communication.
MMC 1540 Intro to Multimedia Studies
JOU4342 Multimedia Journalism