Bill Yousman, Ph.D.

Bill Yousman, Ph.D.

Assistant 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

Teaching Responsibilities

    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:

    • Foundations of Media Literacy
    • Race and Representation
    • Media Ethics

Research Interests & 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.

Publications and Presentations

Bill Yousman

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Communication and Media Studies
    Martire Center W220
    College of Arts and Sciences
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