Dr. Scott Memmel is a teaching assistant professor in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (HSJMC) at the University of Minnesota, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2020 and M.A. in 2017. He earned his B.A at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015. Scott teaches a variety of courses in HSJMC, including JOUR 1001 Media in a Changing World, JOUR 3004 Information for Mass Communication, JOUR 3007 The Media in American History and Law: Case Studies, JOUR 3751 Digital Media and Culture, JOUR 3771 Media Ethics, and JOUR 3776 Media Law. He has been fortunate to receive awards and honors for his mentorship and teaching, including being named an Honorable Mention for the 2021 University of Minnesota Postdoc Awards Teaching & Mentoring category, as well as receiving several Center of Educational Innovation (CEI) Thank A Teacher Program notes.

Scott’s research interests focus on the U.S. press-police relationship, namely through the lenses of history, law, and ethics. He was fortunate to receive two major awards for his dissertation, including the 2021 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award and the 2020 University of Minnesota Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication Ralph D. Casey Dissertation Research Award. Scott's work has appeared in several journals and has been presented at several national conferences, winning awards from NCA, AEJMC SE, and ICA. For more information, please email Scott at memm0005@umn.edu.

Educational Background
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Mass Communication, University of Minnesota, 2020
  • M.A.: Mass Communication, University of Minnesota, 2017 -
  • M.A. Minor: History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2017 -
  • B.A.: Journalism and English, University of Wisconsin, 2015 -