Katherine Dunsmore

Associate Professor, Communication Studies

Email: dunsmore@fdu.edu Phone: 973-443-8460

Interests, courses taught:
Research areas: Political communication, international relations, public discourse, discourse analysis, journalism history, pedagogy

Courses: Global Communication, Communication Internship, Self-presentation for Employment, Mass Communication, Executive Lectures (graduate), Communication and Globalization (graduate)

Credentials, capsule biography:

Ph.D. Department of Communication, University of Washington, Seattle

Dissertation title: Mediating alliance: The role of the press in sustaining reciprocity in the US-Canada relationship

M.A., Communication. University of Washington

M.A., Political Science. University of Washington

B.A., Political Science. University of Portland



Andrea Hickerson and Kate Dunsmore. (2015). Locating refugees: A media analysis of refugees in the United States in “World Refugee Day” coverage. Journalism Practice. doi:10.1080/17512786.2015.1025417.

Kate Dunsmore and Kathleen C. Haspel. (2014). Bringing class to light and life: A case study of reality-based television discourse. Discourse, Context and Media, 6 (December), 45-53. doi:10.1016/j.dcm.2014.08.007

Making sense of intercultural interaction. (2014). Cases on Teaching Critical Thinking through Visual Representation Strategies. L. Shedletsky and J. Beaudry (Eds.). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Andrea Hickerson, Patricia Moy, and Kate Dunsmore. (2011). Journalists' sourcing and framing of Abu Ghraib. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 88(4), 789-806.

Kate Dunsmore, Jennifer Turns, and Jessica Yellin. (2011). Looking toward the real world: Student conceptions of engineering. Journal of Engineering Education, 100(2), 329-348.

Kate Dunsmore and Taso Lagos. (2008). Politics, media and youth: Understanding political socialization via video production in secondary schools. Learning, Media and Technology, 33(1), 1-10.

Patricia Moy, Edith Manosevitch, Keith Stamm, and Kate Dunsmore. (2005). Linking dimensions of internet use and civic engagement. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 82(3), 571-586.

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