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: 
  • Journalism writing and reporting
  • Multimedia journalism/storytelling
  • Global media literacy
Research interests: 
  • Journalism pedagogy
  • Diversity and inclusion in journalism
  • Media news literacy

Sue Ellen Christian is professor of communication with a joint appointment in Gender and Women's Studies. Christian was a staff writer for 10 years at the Chicago Tribune. She has received the 2016 Michigan Professor of the Year, Michigan Association of State Universities, 2014 WMU Distinguished Teaching Award, and the 2009 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award.

  • A member of the Kellogg Foundation grant work entitled "Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation" (2017-18).
  • College of Arts and Sciences Women's Caucus, co-chair
  • Broncos FIRST, Faculty Fellow