Julie O'Reilly

Professor of Communication and Women's Gender Studies
PhD, Bowling Green State University
Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design, Bowling Green State University
Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, Bowling Green State University
MS, Ohio University
BA, Millikin University

Dr. Julie D. O'Reilly is the 2021-2023 Jane Frost-Kalnow Professor in the Humanities and is the 2014 winner of the Distinguished Scholarship/Research Award and the 2010 winner of the Ream-Paradiso Distinguished Teaching Award. From 2010-2017, she served as the Chair of the Department of Communication & Media and, from 2017-2020, she served as the Dean of Humanities, Education, and the Arts. She teaches courses in communication, media, and gender and identity studies as well as a course for the honors program. She is the author of Bewitched Again: Supernaturally Powerful Women on Television, 1996-2011 (McFarland, 2013) and is a 2013 Faculty Fellow of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. In addition, she is the Gender Studies Area Chair and a regular presenter at the Popular Culture Association national conference. She has published articles in The Journal of American Culture and Clues: A Journal of Detection. She is currently working with Dr. Curt Hersey, Berry College, on a co-edited volume on the representation of neurodiversity on television (under contract with McFarland).

COM 100: Public Speaking and Engagement
COM 101: Explorations in Communication
GID 100: Introduction to Gender and Identity Studies
HNR 303: The Art of Stand-Up Comedy
MED 156: Media and Culture
MED 205: Media Writing
MED 323: Television Criticism
MED 325: Popular Culture Studies
MED 351: Advertising and Public Relations Campaigns

Popular culture, feminist media studies, television studies

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

Julie O'Reilly
Julie O'Reilly
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(419) 448-2094
joreilly [at] heidelberg.edu