Christopher S. Josey

Christopher S. Josey
Associate Teaching Professor, Director of Honors Program and Undergraduate Research
212 Switzler Hall

Ph.D., 2015, Speech Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A., 2007, Speech Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Dr. Christopher S. Josey (Ph.D., University of Illinois) is an Assistant Teaching Professor within the Department of Communication.  His research resides at the intersection of new technology, media effects, and media stereotyping.  Dr. Josey’s work examines how persons of color are framed stereotypically within news and the effects that such portrayals have on media consumers.  His research has been published in Communication Research, Discourse and Society, among others.  His most recent investigations examine the role of stereotype and counter-stereotype endorsement in the consumption, evaluation, sharing, and internalization of news content.

Courses Taught

Media Communication in Society (COMM 2100)

New Technologies and Communication (COMM 4638)

Race and the Media (COMM 4701)

Awards and Honors

William T. Kemper Fellow, 2023

Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year, 2022