Sue Ellen Christian

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Sue Ellen Christian
Professor of Communication
(269) 387-3145
326 Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5318
Mailing address: 
School of Communication
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5318 USA
  • M.A., University of Michigan
Teaching interests: 
  • Foundations of journalism
  • News reporting in new media
Research interests: 
  • Journalism pedagogy
  • Cognition in journalism
  • Diversity reporting

Sue Ellen Christian is an associate professor of journalism in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University. She is the author of Overcoming Bias: A Journalist's Guide to Culture and Context (Holcomb Hathaway, 2011).

Christian's scholarly publications focus on journalism pedagogy, cognition in journalism, service learning and diversity reporting. Her work has appeared in the following publications:

  • Communication Activism, a multi-volume text
  • Journal of Intercultural Communication Research
  • Journal of Intergroup Relations
  • Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning and Community Literacy
  • Quill

Christian was a staff writer for 10 years at the Chicago Tribune. She was also a recipient of WMU's 2014 Distinguished Teacher Award.