MONACA, Pa. — Juliette Storr has been promoted to professor of communications at Penn State Beaver.
Storr joined Penn State Beaver as an assistant teaching professor in 2005 after working as a journalist in the Bahamas and in Michigan. The rank of professor is reserved for those who have a substantial record of advance research and/or creative work and of leadership in their field, Carey McDougall, director of academic affairs, said.
“Dr. Storr’s classrooms are transformative learning spaces where students engage in collaborative, rigorous and real-world applications of communications concepts and theories within a culturally sensitive, student-centered environment,” McDougall said.
Storr’s research focuses on post-colonial Caribbean societies and their media systems, including broadcasting systems, journalism, media effects, race, class, gender, African diaspora and cultural identity. Her book, “Journalism in a Small Place: Making Caribbean News Relevant, Comprehensive and Independent,” was reviewed in the Journal of Communication as making the case that “small nations speak to larger issues, sharing more than location and language.”
Storr also directed the documentary “So, You Think You Is Woman, Hey?” which explores the objectification and representation of women in Bahamian media.
Storr’s research has also been published in the International Communication Gazette, International Communication Research Journal, Global Media Journal, Journal of Black Studies, and Journal of Caribbean Studies.