About

Poepsel at an AEJMC Conference Panel

This is me, Mark Poepsel, on a panel on reciprocal journalism with some of the people I cite all of the time. I warned them I was going to go “fanboy.”

I’m an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. I teach courses in media entrepreneurship, media writing, journalism, basic theory as well as graduate research methods.

I earned my Ph.D. at the Missouri School of Journalism in 2011. My dissertation is on an experiment in social journalism.

I also earned two Bachelor’s degrees at Mizzou in 2002 (Journalism and English, with a minor in Spanish).

My master’s degree in Latin American Studies is from the University of Arizona (2007).

I worked as an on-air television reporter for four years between finishing my bachelor’s degrees and going back for my master’s. I was a general assignment television reporter in the Quad Cities (KWQC) and in Tucson, Arizona (KOLD).

For the past few years, I have been working on course development and curriculum change at SIUE. I’ve worked on some interesting projects including a final exam app built by students at SIUE that worked on iOS and that included some alternate reality elements. I also wrote my own electronic textbook for an experiment in open educational resources we did in 2014 at SIUE.

Lately, I’ve invested my time in entrepreneurial media. I attended the Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute in January 2016. Now, I’m a Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professor in Social Media at DigitasLBi in Chicago.

 

 

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