Julie O'Reilly

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Dean of Humanities, Education, and the Arts

Associate Professor of Communication and Women's & Gender Studies

Academic Affairs, Communication & Media Department


PhD, Bowling Green State University

MS, Ohio University

BA, Millikin University


Dr. O'Reilly, the 2010 winner of the Ream-Paradiso Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2014 winner of the Distinguished Scholarship/Research Award, became Dean of the School of Communication, Humanities, Social Sciences, & the Arts in 2017 after serving as the Chair of the Department of Communication & Media for seven years. She teaches courses in communication, media, and women's and gender studies and has taught for the honors program. The author of Bewitched Again: Supernaturally Powered Women on Television, 1996-2011 (McFarland, 2013) and a 2013 Faculty Fellow of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, she is a regular presenter at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association national conference and has published articles in The Journal of American Culture and Clues: A Journal of Detection.

COM 101: Explorations in Communication
COM 201: Critical Thinking & Argumentation
HNR 303: The "Art" of Stand-Up Comedy
MED 156: Media & Culture
MED 304: Public Relations
MED 323: Media Criticism - Television
WGS 100: Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
WGS 400: Gender Theory

American culture studies, feminist media studies, television studies

Representation of gender on television, stand-up comedy, generational identity

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