Curriculum Vitae

Elizabeth Ann Atwood, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Journalism

Hood College

Frederick, MD  21701

Home: 410-788-4284

Office: 301-696-3231

Cell: 410-925-6798

atwood@hood.edu

https://professoratwood.wordpress.com

Education

1989-1994

Ph.D. Public Communications

University of Maryland, College Park

Dissertation: “Negotiating Systems of Control: The Operations of Four Russian Newspapers in 1993”

Chair: Dr. Ray E. Hiebert

1982-1983

M.A. History

University of Virginia

1978-1981

B.S. Journalism

West Virginia University

Theses

Atwood, E. (1994) “Negotiating Systems of Control: The Operations of Four Russian Newspapers in 1993.” Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

Atwood, E. (1983) “Saratoga of the South: Tourism in Luray, Virginia 1878-1905.” Master’s thesis, University of Virginia. Published in The Edge of the South: Life in Nineteenth Century Virginia, edited by Edward L. Ayers and John C. Willis, The University Press of Virginia, 1991

Teaching Experience

Associate Professor of Journalism in the Communication Arts Program

Hood College, Frederick, MD

January 2010 to present

Courses taught:

  • News Writing
  • Advanced Reporting
  • Online Journalism
  • Mass Media and Society
  • Media and Revolution
  • First-Year Seminar “Politicians & Pundits: How the News Media Influence American Elections”
  • First-Year Seminar “How the Media Cover Race and Ethnicity”
  • Editing and Layout
  • Internship supervisor

Adjunct instructor

University of Maryland University College

2004 to present

Teach online courses in news and feature writing to students living in the United States, Europe and Asia

Adjunct instructor

Towson University

1999-2005

Taught introductory mass media courses, news writing and news editing

Adjunct instructor

University of Maryland College Park

1994

Taught news writing course

Advising

  • Advise freshmen, sophomores, and Communication Arts majors
  • Adviser to departmental honors paper exploring the growth of Al-Jazeera, 2013-2014
  • Adviser to departmental honors paper exploring female comic book characters, 2015-2016.

Scholarship

Journal Articles

  • “Dear Harry: The Relationship Between James J. Kilpatrick and Senator Harry F. Byrd Sr. and Its Influence on Virginia Politics,” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Winter 2013
  • “Reaching the Pinnacle of the ‘Punditocracy’: James J. Kilpatrick’s Journey from Segregationist Editor to National Opinion Shaper,” American Journalism, Summer 2014
  • “Full-Court Press: How Segregationist Newspapers Covered the Championship Season of an Integrated Virginia High School Basketball Team,” under review.

 Conference Papers

  • “Full-Court Press: How Segregationist Newspapers Covered the Championship Season of an Integrated Virginia High School Basketball Team,” presented at AEJMC National Conference, Minneapolis, August 2016
  • “Point-Counterpoint”: The Debate that Embodied a Decade, presented at the AEJMC National Conference, San Francisco, August 2015
  • “Eyes on the Gathering Storm: Newspaper Coverage of Baltimore’s Black Community on the Eve of the April 1968 Riot” presented at the Media and Civil Rights History Symposium, University of South Carolina, April 2015
  • “Editor Amid the Fury: James J. Kilpatrick’s Shifting Views on Civil Rights Between 1963 and 1966” presented at the AEJMC Midwinter Conference, University of Oklahoma, March 2012 and at the AEJMC National Conference, Chicago, Ill., August 2012
  • “The Story of Their Lives: How Massive Resistance in Virginia Changed the Careers of Virginius Dabney and James J. Kilpatrick,” Research in Progress presentation, American Journalism Historians Association annual convention, New Orleans, La., September 2013

 Conference Panels

  • “Newsroom to Classroom: Meeting the Challenges of the First Three Years,” AEJMC national convention, Chicago, August 2012
  • “Equal Opportunity for All: Tips for Teaching Communications Students with Disabilities” AEJMC national convention, Chicago, August 2012
  • “Hot Topics: Coverage of the Trayvon Martin Case,” AEJMC national convention, Chicago, August 2012

Guest Lectures

  • “Confronting the Past: Virginia Newspaper Editors and Massive Resistance,” Virginia Press Women Spring Conference, Farmville, Va., April 2014
  • “James J. Kilpatrick: A Journey from Segregationist Editor to National Commentator,” Food for Thought Lecture, Hood College, February 2012

 Grants

  • Hood College Summer Research Institute award to work with students analyzing the Baltimore Sun’s coverage of the black community before Baltimore’s 1968 riot, 2014
  • Hood College Summer Research Institute award to work with a student analyzing the coverage of a small high school basketball team’s championship season three years after desegregation, 2015
  • Hood College Summer Research Institute award to work with students exploring the coverage of the Black Lives Matter protest movement, 2016

Book Reviews

  • In Love with Defeat: The Making of a Southern Liberal, reviewed for Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
  • Blogistan, reviewed for Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
  • African Americans in Television, reviewed for Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
  • Reporters Who Made History, reviewed for Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
  • Race-Baiter, reviewed for Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
  • Frank Batten: The Untold Story of the Founder of the Weather Channel, reviewed for American Journalism
  • Social Media Go to War, reviewed for Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly

  Hood College Committee Membership

  • Faculty Executive Committee, 2015 to present
  • Member of search committee for marketing director, present
  • Member of Media Board, 2010-present
  • First-Year Seminar Advisory Committee, appointment 2015-2017
  • Member of Academic Technology and Infrastructure Group, 2011-2013
  • Freshman-Sophomore Advising Group, 2011 to present
  • Student Board of Appeals, 2013

Consulting and Professional Service

  • Member, Board of Directors, WYPR public radio, Baltimore, 2014 to present
  • Reviewer for American Journalism, 2014
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Want2Dish.com website, Frederick, Md., 2010-2012
  • Member of the Communication Studies & Professional Writing Advisory Council at University of Maryland, University College, 2010

Conferences Attended

  •         Media and Civil Rights Symposium, University of South Carolina, April 2015
  •         American Journalism Historians Association national conference, September 2013
  •         Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Convention, Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2015, Summer 2016
  •        Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Midwinter Conference, University of Oklahoma, March 2012
  •        Assessment Expo, Stevenson University, March 2011
  • AEJMC Ideas Summit: Keeping JMC Education Relevant, June 2011

Memberships

  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Newspaper and History divisions, Small Program Interest Group
  • American Journalism Historians Association
  • Virginia Historical Society
  • College Media Advisers

 Service to Hood College

  • Adviser to The Blue & Grey student newspaper, January 2010 to present
  • Middle States Self Study working group, 2015-2016
  • Freshman advising 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Admitted Students Days Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, 2014
  • Welcome to Hood Days Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2014
  • Member of ad-hoc committee exploring iPad teaching applications, 2010-2011
  • Alternative Spring Break chaperone, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Member of committee to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, 2013-2014
  • Member of First-Year Seminar Advisory Committee, 2015
  • Faculty Executive Committee, 2015 to present
  • First Year Seminar Advisory Committee, 2015 to present

Professional Experience

Freelance Writer

2010 to present

Assignments include profiles and features, including home and garden stories.

 Content Editor

The Baltimore Sun

December 2005 to January 2010

Duties included managing print and web content, supervising staff, writing and editing news and feature stories, and working with various departments, including the multi-media staff to coordinate stories, art, and internet materials. Skills included photo editing, layout and page design as well as Web production.

Assistant Features Editor

The Baltimore Sun

2000 to December 2005

Editor of “Taste,” the Sun’s weekly food section. Contributing editor for the “Home & Family” section. Duties include planning news coverage, assigning stories, editing and writing articles, and working with copy editors, photo editors and designers to develop the section.

Guest Commentator

WMAR-TV

2002 to 2004

Regular guest on the noon news show discussing food news and trends

News Reporter

The Baltimore Sun

1992 to 2000

 Business and Maritime Reporter

The Baltimore Sun and The Evening Sun

1989-1992

 News Reporter

The Baltimore Evening Sun

1988-1989

News Reporter

The Richmond News Leader

Richmond, VA

1984-1988

News Reporter

The Daily Progress

Charlottesville, VA

1983-1984

Languages

Conversant in Russian

Community Service

  • Sunday School teacher, Catonsville United Methodist Church
  • Vacation Bible School teacher, Catonsville United Methodist Church
  • Secretary and block captain, Heritage Community Association
  • Mission trip to Rosebud Indian Reservation, 2010

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