Katy Culver currently serves on the faculty of the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She joined the university in 1999 to help launch an innovative converged curriculum to prepare students for a changing media landscape. When Culver was advised early on that she was “preparing students for jobs that may not even exist yet,” she scarcely had a clue how quickly and massively the ground would shift. Culver credits her diverse professional background, from police reporter to magazine editor to marketing manager, in helping her develop courses to make students adaptable writers and critical thinkers. Her broad variety of academic experience and training includes a doctorate in mass communication with an emphasis in media law.
She applies project management skills honed through work in print, audio, video and online in the classroom as well as in her personal life. Culver specializes in media ethics and digital media, especially social networks online. More information and teaching tools are available through her website at www.kathleenculver.com.