Lori Bindig, Ph.D.
Lori Bindig, Ph.D. joined the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Sacred Heart University in 2011. She earned her doctorate in Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she was awarded the title of University Fellow in 2004. Dr. Bindig also holds a BA in American Studies, a BFA in Musical Theatre, and a MA in Communication from the University of Hartford along with an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Feminist Theory through the Department of Women’s Studies at UMass.
Degrees and Certifications
PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dr. Bindig teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations, corporate communication, and social media. These courses stress ethical practices and social responsibility, foster practitioner creativityacross multiple media platforms, and encourage an awareness of the industry’s cultural impact.
Recent Courses Taught: Social Media, Media Ethics, Corporate Communication, The PR Agency in the Digital Age
Research Interests & Grants
Dr. Bindig’s research spans a variety of fields, but primarily focuses on the intersection of media and youth culture, with an emphasis on femininity within consumer culture. Her scholarship includes critical analyses of popular teen television programs as well as the design and implementation of a media literacy intervention for eating disorder treatment.
Youth Media, Media Literacy, Gender and Popular Culture
Publications and Presentations
- Bindig, L. and Bergstrom, A. (2012). The O.C.: A Critical Understanding. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
- Bindig, L. (2012). Media Literacy in Eating Disorder Treatment. In R. A. Lind (Ed.) Race/Gender/Media: Considering diversity across audiences, content and producers, 3rd Edition. New York: AB-Longman.
- Bindig, L. and Bosau, M. (2010). Branding America: Patriotic Products and Consumerism AfterSeptember 11th. In S. Quay and A. Damico (Eds.) September 11 in Popular Culture. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing.
- Bindig, L. and Bosau, M. (2010). American Cars: Patriotic Consumption After September 11th. In S. Quay and A. Damico (Eds.) September 11 in Popular Culture. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing.
- Bindig, L. (2007). Dawson’s Creek: A Critical Understanding. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Dr. Bindig’s monographs include Dawson’s Creek: A Critical Understanding and The O.C.: A Critical Understanding by Lexington Books. She has presented at regional, national, and international conferences and received popular media coverage for her work.