Bill Yousman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dir. of MLDC Grad. program
Bill Yousman, Ph.D. joined the School of Communication & Media Arts at Sacred Heart University in 2015. He is the former Managing Director of the Media Education Foundation.
Degrees and Certifications
- Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
- MA in Communication, University of Hartford
- BA in Journalism, Charter Oak State College
- Foundations of Media Literacy
- Race and Representation
- Media Ethics
Dr. Yousman teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in media literacy. These courses stress critical analysis of media industries, content, and social impact.
Recent Courses Taught:
Research Interests and Grants
Dr. Yousman’s research focuses on media and the construction of ideology, the role media representations play in shaping perceptions of race, and the relationship between media and democracy. His scholarship includes critical analyses of media images of the prison industrial complex, ideology in the films of Spike Lee, and the social impact of rap music and hip-hop culture.