Judith E. Rosenbaum

Judith E. Rosenbaum, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Communication and Journalism
414 Dunn Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469

Phone: (207) 581-1934
Email: Judith.rosenbaumandre@maine.edu

Judith E. Rosenbaum is an Associate Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Maine. Her research is focused on understanding how people actively use media content in their daily lives and how this usage affects both individuals as well as society at large. Dr. Rosenbaum comes from a social scientific background and her research relies on a mixture of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Research projects are often collaborative in nature, and she works with other communication scholars as well as sociologists, psychologists, health experts, and members of the community to ensure her research best meets scholarly as well as community expectations and needs. Current research centers on three areas: the processes involved in the enjoyment and selection of media content; the role social media play on the individual as well as the social level; and media literacy, health literacy, and health communication. Her work has appeared in journals such as Communication Research, Media Psychology, Psychology of Popular Media Culture, Digital Health, and she recently published her first book Constructing Digital Cultures: Tweets, Trends, Race, and Gender (Lexington, 2018). More information on her research can be found here.

Dr. Rosenbaum has taught courses on the theoretical foundations of mass communication, quantitative and qualitative research methods, strategic communication, race, gender and the media, as well as several production courses. She currently teaches CMJ 100: Introduction to Media Studies, CMJ 203: Media Theories and Research Methods, CMJ 483: Capstone Seminar in Media Studies as well as CMJ 601: Seminar in Research Methods and CMJ 593: Topics in Communication – Social Media and Digital Culture.

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Maine, Dr. Rosenbaum worked as an Associate Professor of Mass Communication at Albany State University in Albany, Georgia. Dr. Rosenbaum received her PhD in mass communication from the Radboud University Nijmegen in The Netherlands.