M.A. Online: Faculty

Andy Bechtel

MEJO 711: Multi-platform Storytelling

Professor Bechtel teaches editing for print and digital media. He's interested in headline writing, social media and alternative story forms.



Mark Briggs

MEJO 719: Leadership in Digital Media Economics

An author, entrepreneur and executive, Professor Briggs focuses on digital strategy, business development, workplace transformation, audience and revenue building, teaching and collaboration.



Jason Eder

MEJO 713: Media Analytics

Professor Eder specializes in analytics and data, interpreting a wide array of data points to understand audiences and how they behave.


Melissa Eggleston

MEJO 721: Usability and Multimedia Design

Professor Eggleston teaches user experience and design of mobile apps, websites and other digital platforms.



Tori Ekstrand

MEJO 718: Media Law for the Digital Age

Dr. Ekstrand uses critical and mixed methods approaches to studying media law and policy – with specific research on conflicts between copyright law and the First Amendment and on web accessibility for people with disabilities.



Rhonda Gibson

Program Director

MEJO 710: Psychology of Audiences

Dr. Gibson's most recent research focuses on media portrayals of sexual minorities and the influence of these portrayals on both individual perceptions and public conversations.



Elizabeth Shell

MEJO 717: Information Visualization

Professor Shell is a journalist and designer of visual storytelling for multiple platforms. She focuses on how to get those stories in front of new audiences and to those who need them.



Lisa Stockman

MEJO 720: Strategic Communication

Leveraging more than 25 years as a leader at marketing communications agencies in New York City, Professor Stockman focuses on the importance of research surfacing insights that drive strategy and creative concepts.