Name: Dr. Carolyn (Lyn) Ringer Lepre
Title: Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, School of Communication and the Arts
Honors Program Director
Office Location: Lowell Thomas 134
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2684
Email: lyn.lepre@marist.edu
Degrees Held:

Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Florida
M.S. in Journalism from Ohio University
M.A. in English/Journalism from Miami University

Awards & Honors:

Faculty Member of the Year, 2010-2011, School of Communication and the Arts. Awarded by the Marist College Student Government Association.

Outstanding Teaching Award 2006-2007. Awarded by The College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee.

Outstanding Teaching Award 2005-2006. Awarded by The School of Journalism and Electronic Media, University of Tennessee.

Publications:

Book:
Catherine Luther, Carolyn Ringer Lepre, and Naeemah Clark, Diversity and US Mass Media. Wiley Blackwell, 2011.

Journal articles:
Carolyn Ringer Lepre, �Getting Through: Reaching Students Who Need Career Counseling,� Career Development Quarterly, Fall 2007.

Carolyn Ringer Lepre and Catherine Luther, �The Incorporation of Terrorism Coverage in Academic Journalism Programs,� Journalism and Mass Communication Educator. Summer 2007.

Carolyn Ringer Lepre and Catherine Luther, �Teaching Students about Covering Terrorism: An Analysis of U.S. College Journalism Programs.� In Terrorism, Media, Society, Tomasz Pludowski (ed.), Poland: Collegium Civitas, 2006.

Carolyn Ringer Lepre and Glen Bleske, �Magazine Professors vs. Editors: Are We Teaching Students What They Need to Get Jobs in the Magazine Industry? Journalism and Mass Communication Educator (Summer 2005).

Carolyn Ringer Lepre, Kim Walsh-Childers, and Jean Chance, �Victims and Villains: The Framing of Health Care Systems Issues in Daily Newspaper Stories.� Newspaper Research Journal (Spring 2003).

Kim Walsh-Childers, Alyse Gotthoffer, Debbie Treise and Carolyn Ringer, �From �Just the Facts� to �Downright Salacious:� Teen and Women�s Magazines� Coverage of Sex and Sexual Health.� In Sexual Teens, Sexual Media (2002), Jane Brown, Jeanne Steele, and Kim Walsh-Childers (eds.), Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers.

Carolyn Ringer and Julie Dodd, �Why Are They Communications Majors? Factors Influencing Students� Career Decisions.� Community College Journalist, Summer 1999

Research Interests:

My research interests include: health communication, women and their representations in print media, women and their use of blogs and other new media, and journalism education in general.

Conferences & Workshops:

I am a member of the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication, the Broadcast Educators Association, and the International Communication Association.

I am active in AEJMC and serve as a board member of the Magazine Division. I served as the division's Head during the 2010-2011 school year.

Affiliations:

Prior to coming to Marist College, I have worked as a professor at two other colleges:

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Assistant Professor, June 2004-January 2008
- Responsibilities included teaching two classes per semester, including a graduate seminar in health and risk communication, a doctoral seminar in communication education and pedagogy, magazine writing and magazine production; student advising; conducting scholarly research; and participating in service to the department, college and university.

California State University, Chico, Chico, CA
Assistant Professor, August 2000-May2004
-Responsibilities included teaching three to four classes per semester, including writing for the mass media, magazine feature writing, media law, media ethics, and advanced reporting; advising 40 to 50 students per semester; conducting scholarly research; and participating in service to the department, college and university.

My Professional experience includes the following:

Freelance Writer
December 1995-present
-Articles published in Mary Engelbreit�s Home Companion, Women�s Day Holiday Baking, Martha Stewart Living, and Time Out New York; and on one of NASA�s official web sites, www.spacescience.com


Martha Stewart Living Magazine, New York, NY
Assistant Editor, August 1994-July 1996
-Was responsible for writing, researching, and editing the Television Program Guide
-Was responsible for writing and researching several articles per year
-Wrote �Contributors� column each month
-Acted as a liaison and troubleshooter between magazine and television staffs
-Conducted research for future magazine articles

Martha Stewart Living Television, New York, NY
Researcher, August 1994-July 1996
-Conducted research for future television segments for Emmy-winning weekly syndicated television show
-Coordinated and edited closed-captioning

Martha Stewart Living Magazine, New York, NY
Editorial Assistant, August 1993-August 1994
-Reported directly to the Editor
-Conducted research for future magazine articles
-Acted as a liaison between writers and editors
-Performed general administrative duties


Modern Bride Magazine, New York, NY
Editorial Assistant, November 1992-August 1993
-Wrote and edited articles for every issue
-Conducted research and interviews for future articles

Athens City School District, Athens, OH
Public Relations Consultant, March 1992-November 1992
-Worked as liaison between the school district and the community
-Responsible for creating and publishing a quarterly newsletter, writing press releases, and working with internal communications

Southeast Ohio Magazine, Athens, OH
Guides Editor, March 1992-June 1992
-Responsible for editing manuscripts, working with writers, and organizing and laying out the special �Guides� section of the magazine

ELLE Magazine, New York, NY
Editorial Intern, May 1991-August 1991
-Assigned to Features Department
-Conducted research for articles, edited copy, and acted as liaison between editors and writers

Children�s Television Workshop, New York, NY
Sesame Street Magazine and Parents� Guide
Editorial Intern, May 1991-August 1991
-Assisted editorial staff in compiling articles, verifying editorial content, and editing and reviewing manuscripts

Presentations:

Carolyn Ringer Lepre, �This Shot Can Save Your Life (Or Can It?): The Framing of The HPV Virus in Teen, Parenting, and Women�s Magazines,� Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, August 2011, St. Louis, MO., TOP FACULTY PAPER, Second Place.

Carolyn Ringer Lepre, �Miracle Cure or Too Big a Risk?: The Framing of the HPV Vaccine in Teen, Parenting, and Women�s Magazines,� Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Midwinter Conference, Magazine Division, Norman, Oklahoma, March 2011. TOP PAPER WINNER.

Carolyn Ringer Lepre and Naeemah Clark, �Meeting Michelle: The Framing of a First Lady.� 18th Annual Women & Society Conference, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York, October 2009.

Ken Levine, Naeemah Clark, and Carolyn Ringer Lepre, �Change: Young Voters Speak During the 2008 Presidential Primary Season.� International Communication Association Annual Meeting, May 2009.

Carolyn Ringer Lepre, �It�s a Private Matter: Teaching Journalism Ethics at a Four-Year Private College.� Broadcast Educators Association, Las Vegas, NV, April 2009.

Carolyn Ringer Lepre and Naeemah Clark, �The Framing of a First Lady: A News Magazine Study.� Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication, August 2008, Chicago, Illinois, Magazine Division *TOP FACULTY PAPER, SECOND PLACE*

Carolyn Ringer Lepre, �Blogger, Heal Thyself: How Women Form Illness Narratives on Weblogs.� Broadcast Educators Association, Las Vegas, NV, April 2008.

Cheryl Ann Lambert, Carolyn Ringer Lepre, Waylon Marcum, Jeremiah Massengale, and Scott Wells. �Obesity in the News: A Multi-Year Framing Analysis in Three News Magazines.� International Communication Association Annual Meeting, May 2007.

Alexis Brekke and Carolyn Ringer Lepre, �Burned by �Hot Coffee�?: Parental Trust and Usage of the Video Game Rating System.� International Communication Association Annual Meeting, May 2007.

Courtney Craig, Glenn Hubbard, Carolyn Ringer Lepre, Erin Jolley, James E. Miller, and Bernardo H. Motta, �Beastly Virus: An Analysis of The New York Times� Framing of Bird Flu Since 1997.� Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Oahu, Hawaii, May 2007.

Carolyn Ringer Lepre, : �Blogging for Community?: The Uses and Gratifications of Health Blogs.� Broadcast Educators Association, Las Vegas, NV, April 2007.

Carolyn Ringer Lepre and Catherine Luther, �Teaching Students about Covering Terrorism: An Analysis of U.S. College Journalism Programs� Paper presented at the Danish School of Journalism conference on �Journalism after September 11th � A Challenge to Journalism Research, September 2005.

Carolyn Ringer Lepre, �Ladies with Power: 25 Years of News Magazine Coverage of the First Ladies� Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication, August 2005, San Antonio, Texas, Magazine Division

Carolyn Ringer Lepre, �Teens and Contraception: Using Social Judgment Theory to Predict Young Adult Attitude Changes and Create Persuasive Campaigns� Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication, August 2004, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Science Communication Interest Group

Carolyn Ringer Lepre and Glen Bleske, �Magazine Professors vs. Editors: Are We Teaching Students What They Need to Get Jobs in the Magazine Industry?� Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication, August 2003, Kansas City, KS, Magazine Division

Carolyn Ringer Lepre, �The Heroic Leader and the Hapless Counselor: Were Secretaries of State William Rogers and Henry Kissinger Really the Men News Magazines Reported Them to Be?� Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication, August 2001, Washington, DC, Magazine Division

Carolyn Ringer Lepre, �If We Build It, Will They Come?: Testing the Theory of Planned Behavior as a Predictive Model For Use in Determining How Career Counseling Centers Can Better Promote Their Facilities and Services� Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication, August 2001, Washington, DC, Public Relations Division ** Top Three Faculty Paper

Carolyn Ringer Lepre, �The Impact of a Persuasive Communication Campaign on Undecided College Student Attitudes, Beliefs, and Intentions to Seek Career Counseling� International Communication Association, May 2001, Washington, DC, Instructional and Developmental Communication Division

Carolyn Ringer Lepre, Kim Walsh-Childers, and Jean Chance, �Victims and Villains: A Framing Analysis of the Newspaper Coverage of Managed Care� International Communication Association, May 2001, Washington, DC, Health Communication Division

Kim Walsh-Childers, Jean Chance, Carolyn Ringer Lepre, and Leslie Mullen, "Missing Persons: Health Professionals and Consumers as Sources in Daily Newspaper Coverage of Health Issues� Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, August 2000, Phoenix, AZ., Science Communication Interest Group **Top Faculty Paper

Kim Walsh-Childers, Jean Chance, Carolyn Ringer Lepre, and Leslie Mullen, �Whose Voices? Health Professionals and Consumers as Sources in Daily Newspaper Coverage of Health Issues� AEJMC Southeastern Colloquium, March 2000, Chapel Hill, NC

Carolyn Ringer, �Searching the Horizon: The College Experience for Journalism and Mass Communication Undergraduates Who Are Undecided About Their Majors and Future Careers� International Communication Association, May 1999, San Francisco, CA, Instructional and Developmental Communication Division

Debbie Treise, Alyse Gotthoffer, Kim Walsh-Childers, and Carolyn Ringer, �Ten Years of Reproductive Health Advertising in Women�s Magazines� American Academy of Advertising, March 1998, Lexington, KY

Carolyn Ringer and Julie E. Dodd, �Choosing a Media Career: Factors Influencing the College Student�s Decision-Making Process� Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, July 1997, Chicago, IL, Scholastic Journalism Division

Carolyn Ringer, �Magazine Coverage of Nancy Reagan: An Analysis of the Power of Words� Sixth Annual Research Conference of the Ohio University College of Communications, January 1992. **Top Four Student Paper

Miscellaneous:

A few of my other activities and presentations include:

Discussant, �Suds and Society: Parasocial Interaction and Soap Operas�, Broadcast Educators Association, Las Vegas, NV, April 2009.

Panelist, �Starting a Student News Website.� iConn (Intercollegiate Newsgroup) Annual Conference, January 2009.

Book reviews for Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Winter 2007. �The Magazine from Cover to Cover, 2d ed. Sammye Johnson and Patricia Prijatel. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2007. 411 pp. $56.50 pbk.� �Magazines: A Complete Guide to the Industry. David E. Sumner and Shirrel Rhoades. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2006. 224 pp. $25.95.�

Book review for Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Winter 2006. �The Magazines Handbook, 2nd Edition. Jenny McKay. London and New York: Routledge, 2006. 284 pp. $105.00 hbk. $29.95 pbk.

Panelist and moderator, �Starting up Student Magazines � and Keeping them Going,� AEJMC, August 2006, San Francisco, CA, Magazine Division.