Whitney holds a B.A. in Communication from Worcester State College, a M.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island, and a PhD in Communication from the University of Washington.
Her research focused on critical studies of mass communication, political communication, and media effects. In short, Whitney was a college student for a long time and enjoys communication research.
This enthusiasm for studying communication contributed to Whitney’s decision to start teaching in 1999. She has worked at the University of Rhode Island, the University of Washington, and Bellevue College. Since her start at Bellevue College in 2007, Whitney has taught online, in-person, and/or hybrid versions of the following classes: Introduction to Communication, Introduction to Mass Media, Cultural Studies of Mass Media, Survey of Speech Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking, Small Group Communication, and Intercultural Communication.
On a personal note, Whitney regularly wears all black clothing and she has two adorable cats. Her cats, Salem and Pingu, are committed to shedding as much fur as possible on dark colored fabric. Whitney is committed to finding the perfect lint brush.