Leadership Team

Eleanor Patterson
Eleanor Patterson
Assistant Professor , Media Studies

Eleanor Patterson is an Assistant Professor in the Media Studies program in the School of Communication & Journalism. She earned her PhD in Media & Cultural Studies from the University of Wisconsin in 2016 and spent two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa.

Eleanor has published extensively on media history, audience, and industry studies. Her main area of focus is media distribution. Over the last twelve years, Eleanor has taught a range of media studies courses, including Introduction to Film, Television Criticism, Global Media, and Media Industries. She approaches teaching as a facilitator and considers engaging students in the learning process a significant part of her pedagogical practice. Eleanor’s students have gone on to work for ESPN, ABC, TBS, Viacom and many more companies in the entertainment business.

Last updated: May 10, 2022