Michaele D Myers

Michaele D. Myers is a Ph.D. student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, with a minor in Political Psychology. Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of media effects, political psychology, and public opinion. Her research explores the ways in which individual differences (such as identity) can influence not only selection of televised non-traditional partisan media messages and messages espousing scientific information, but can influence cognitive processing of those messages. Her work extends across offline and online televised platforms, which allows her to explore and improve upon the way in which we measure media exposure in today's digitally-driven media society. Michaele also has an interest in statistics and research methodology, having previously worked as a consumer insights analyst. She has spent time at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR) studying advanced regression approaches with the Summer ICPSR program. Her research has been presented at annual conferences for the Midwest Association for Public Opinion (MAPOR), Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), International Society for Political Psychology (ISPP), American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), and International Communication Association (ICA).

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.: History with Honors, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 2007.
  • M.A.: Magazine Journalism, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 2008.
  • M.A.: Communication, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, 2014.


  • Political communication
  • Political psychology
  • Mass media effects
  • Science communication
  • Quantitative methodology & statistics
Courses Taught
  • JOUR 3745 - Mass Media and Popular Culture