Angela M. Paradise

Biography

Professor Paradise joined the Communication Department in the Fall of 2007 after completing her doctorate in Communication at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her teaching and research interests include the social impact of media, the effects of media violence, and the uses and effects of video games. In addition to her teaching and research, she currently serves as the faculty advisor to Stonehill’s student organization, Jane Doe.

Education

  • Ph.D., Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • M.A., Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • B.A., American Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Tufts University

Accomplishments

  • Recipient, University of Massachusetts, Department of Communication Research Grant for Dissertation Research, 2007
  • Recipient, University of Massachusetts, Department of Communication Research Grant for Dissertation Research, 2006
  • Recipient, Excellent Teaching by a Graduate Student, Presented by the Instructional and Developmental Division of the International Communication Association, 2005
  • Recipient, Barry Sherman Memorial Teaching Fellowship presented by the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS), 2002
  • Recipient, International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) Summer Fellowship in New York City, 2002
  • Recipient, Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Massachusetts, Department of Continuing Education, April 2002
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • National Communication Association
  • Broadcast Education Association

Research Interests

  • Social impact of media
  • Content and effects of media violence
  • Children, adolescents, and media
  • Content, uses and effects of video games
  • The effectiveness of school-based media literacy initiatives

Courses Taught

  • Mediated Communication
  • Media Criticism
  • Mediated Communication Theory