Lisa Burns

Lisa Burns

Professor of Communications
Chairperson, Department of Media Studies

BA, MA, Duquesne University PA; PhD, University of Maryland -College Park


Media Studies
Center for Comm.&Engineer LL  343

203-582-8548
Lisa.Burns@quinnipiac.edu
CE-MCM

MSS 231   Media and Society   -   Fall 2014
MSS 349   Political Communication (PO 348)   -   Fall 2014
PO 348Political Communication   -   Fall 2014
SPS 488   Internship   -   Fall 2014

About

Dr. Lisa M. Burns is a Professor of Communications and Chair of the Media Studies department. She holds a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Maryland at College Park, as well as an M.A. in rhetoric and B.A. in broadcast journalism from Duquesne University. Professor Burns teaches courses including Media History; Media Analysis & Critique; Sports, Media & Society; Political Communication; and Media Industries & Trends. Her book, "First Ladies and the Fourth Estate: Press Framing of Presidential Wives" was published by Northern Illinois University Press in August 2008. She has also published several journal articles and book chapters on first ladies. Her research interests include media history, political communication (particularly media coverage of U.S. first ladies and presidents), public/collective memory, and media criticism. She is currently working on a book on presidential museums and public memory. Dr. Burns is co-director of the Sports Studies interdisciplinary minor. She is also a member of the Faculty Senate and the Academic Policies Committee. At the national level, she is the Immediate Past Head of the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). A former broadcast journalist, Dr. Burns won several awards for her work as a news and sports reporter and producer in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. She is a self-professed “media junkie” and a die-hard hockey fan.