Jocelyn Steinke

Jocelyn Steinke

Jocelyn Steinke

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Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.P.S., Cornell University; A.B., Mount Holyoke College
Areas of Expertise: Science communication, images of women scientists in the mass media


Dr. Jocelyn Steinke is a professor in the School of Communication and holds a joint appointment with the Program in Gender and Women's Studies. She teaches courses in news writing and reporting, environmental reporting, and science writing. Dr. Steinke's research focuses on images of science and scientists in the mass media. Her most recent research explores the influence of media images of women scientists and engineers on adolescent girls' conceptions of gender roles and their occupational aspirations. Her research has been published in the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Science Communication, Public Understanding of Science, Journalism Educator, and other journals. Her research has been funded by two grants from the National Science Foundation.


Dr. Steinke's Courses and Research Website
Dr. Steinke's NSF Project Websites: and

Courses I Teach:

Foundations of Journalism
Introduction to News Writing and Reporting
Specialized Reporting: Science Writing
Specialized Reporting: Environmental Reporting
Journalism Practicum


School of Communication
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5318 USA
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