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Wendy Hilton-Morrow

Wendy Hilton-Morrow

Professor of Communication Studies

Dr. Wendy Hilton-Morrow holds the rank of professor of communication studies.  Her teaching and research interests include gender, sexuality, and the media, media history and local television news. Her textbook (with Kathleen Battles) "Sexual Identities and the Media: An Introduction" (Routledge, 2015) introduces students to key debates in this important contemporary issue.  

Her co-edited collection "War of the Worlds to Social Media: Mediated Communication in Times of Crisis" (Peter Lang, 2013) marked the 75th anniversary of the original "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast, contemplating its relevance for our understanding of contemporary media crises. 

Dr. Hilton-Morrow, a 1994 graduate of Augustana College, is a former award-winning television journalist.

Specializations: Media history, Title IX, Academic affairs


  • B.A., Augustana
  • M.A., Ph.D., Iowa