Media Freedom, Comparative and International Political Communication, Human Rights, Repression and Dissent, International Relations, Research Methods
Media & Politics; Human Rights; Repression & Dissent; International Communication; Political Communication and Research Methods.
- Ph D: Politics and International Relations, (2010), University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Fabled Fourth Estate: Media Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights
- MS: Radio, Television and Film, (1989), Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY
- Other: Communication, (1987), Emerson College - Boston, MA
Selected Awards and Honors
- Center for Women and Work Associate (2011) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
- Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (2010)
- Best Paper in International Communication (2009) - Section of the International Studies Association
- The Letty and Peter Toma Prize (2009), Scholarship/Research
- Whitten-Woodring, J.M., Kleinberg, M., Thawnghmung, A., Thitsar, M.T. (2020). Poison If You Don’t Know How to Use It: Facebook, Democracy, and Human Rights in Myanmar . International Journal of Press/Politics
- Whitten-Woodring, J.M. (2016). News about Her: The Effects of Media Freedom and Internet Access on Women’s Rights. Journal of Human Rights, 15(3) 383–407.
- Hutchison, M.L., Schiano, S., Whitten-Woodring, J.M. (2016). When the Fourth Estate Becomes a Fifth Column The Effect of Media Freedom and Social Intolerance on Civil Conflict. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 21(2) 165–187.
- Whitten-Woodring, J.M., Van Belle, D. (2015). The Correlates of Media Freedom: An Introduction of the Global Media Freedom Dataset. Political Science Research and Methods.
- Whitten-Woodring, J.M. (2015). The Role of Media in the Repression-Protest Nexus: A Game Theoretic Model. The Journal of Conflict Resolution, 59(6) 1017-42.
- Whitten-Woodring, J.M., A. Van Belle, D. (2014). Historical Guide to World Media Freedom a Country-by-Country Analysis. Sage Reference/CQ Press
- Whitten-Woodring, J.M., James, P. (2012). Fourth Estate or Mouthpiece? A Formal Model of Media, Protest, and Government Repression. Political Communication, 29(2) 113-136.
- Whitten-Woodring, J.M. (2009). Watchdog or Lapdog? Media Freedom, Regime Type, and Government Respect for Human Rights. International Studies Quarterly, (3) 595.
- Effective Collaboration with Teaching and Learning Assistants - The Provost's Excellence in Learning & Teaching Virtual Seminar Series, July 2020