Director, School of Journalism
Phone: (517) 353-6430
Room: 305 CAS Building
Lucinda D. Davenport, Ph.D., is Director and a professor in the School of Journalism.
- Davenport has received five "Top Faculty Paper" research awards at national conventions for the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).
- She developed one of the first interactive software programs for journalism education, called Media Writer.
- She has co-authored three nationally-known textbooks in reporting and mass communication: Reporting for the Media, 10th ed., Media Now, 8th ed., and The Media in Your Life, 1st ed.
- Her master's thesis and doctoral dissertation were virtually the first in the country on news online and computerized information services.
- She writes book chapters and is published in a variety of refereed research journals, including Journalism Quarterly, Newspaper Research Journal, Web Journal of Mass Communication Research, The Journal of Media Economics, Journalism Educator, Journal of Communication Inquiry, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Visual Communication Quarterly and Asian Journal of Communication. Her research with colleagues and graduate students has won national recognition.
- In 2010, Dr. Davenport was recognized for her teaching with the celebrated Faculty Impact Award, College of Communication Arts and Sciences.
- In 2002, she received the prestigious MSU Alumni Club of Mid-Michigan Quality in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Michigan State University.
- She advises doctoral, master's and undergraduate students, and she has developed many graduate and undergraduate courses for the College.
Innovative communication/journalism technologies, social media, ethics, historical research and women's studies
Courses include reporting and writing, ethics, history, qualitative research methods, computer-assisted reporting.
Ph.D., Mass Communication, Ohio University
Top Doctoral Candidate award
M.A., Mass Communication
University of Iowa
B.A., Journalism and Radio/TV/Film