Jennifer Frank, EdD, Media Studies

Part Time Professor, School of Undergraduate Studies

Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Communication Arts and Sciences 


  • Doctorate in Education with a Concentration in Media Studies
    • Fielding Graduate University School of Educational Leadership & Change Santa Barbara, Calif., July 2013 Dissertation: Millennial Voters, Redditors, and News Consumption
  • Master of Arts
    • Michigan State University School of Journalism East Lansing, Mich., 1993 Thesis: The Relationship Between Detroit Newspaper Reporters and the Detroit Police Public Information Unit: An Observation and Content Analysis
  • Bachelor of Arts
    • Mass Communication and Political Science University of Denver
    • Denver, Colo., 1986


  • ​Millennial Voters, Redditors, and News Consumption

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​​Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Media Studies and Educational Leadership 

Select Publications:

  • Littleton Fire Department, Littleton, Colo.; Public Information Officer; July 1998 to April 1999.
  • Evergreen Newspapers, Inc., Littleton, Colo.; Reporter for Columbine Community Courier, Canyon Courier, and High Timber Times; September 1996 to July 1998.
  • Lansing State Journal, Lansing, Mich.; Reporter; January 1991 to December 1992.
  • KMGH-TV, Denver; Intern, Assignment Editor, Production Assistant, Writer; June 1982 to April 1987 and January 1993 to October 1995.

Select Professional Experience:

  • Instructional Designer, Beyond Campus Innovations; September 2018 to May 2019.
  • ​Adjunct Faculty, College of Southern Nevada; August 2016 to May 2017.
  • Lead Instructional Designer, Center for Professional & Leadership Studies (PLUS Center), William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, University of Nevada Las
    Vegas; November 2016 to July 2017.
  • Course Developer, Simpson University; November 2014 to July 2016.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Simpson University; September 2015 to July 2016.
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of the Rockies; January 2014 to April 2015.
  • Course Content Developer, University of the Rockies; December 2012 to May 2013.
  • Online Writing Lab Tutor, Pearson Tutoring Services; August 2011 to December 2013.
  • Full-time doctoral student, Fielding Graduate University School of Educational Leadership and Change, Santa Barbara, Calif.; May 2008 to July 2013.
  • Marketing Writer/Manager and Student Advisor, Colorado Community Colleges Online (CCCOnline) and the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), Denver;
    July 2006 to April 2008.
  • Communication Specialist, Community College of Denver, Auraria Campus; May
    2002 to April 2006.