Kathleen McElroy is the School of Journalism’s associate director and a senior lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin.
She received her Ph.D. from the School of Journalism in December 2014, after nearly 30 years as a professional journalist. At The New York Times, she held various management positions, including associate managing editor, dining editor, deputy sports editor and deputy editor of the website. She previously worked for The National, an all-sports daily and Newsday on Long Island as well as the Austin American-Statesman, The Huntsville Item and the Bryan-College Station Eagle in Texas.
While earning her doctorate, she was a Harrington Graduate Fellow and received awards for teaching and research. Her research interests include racial discourse, collective memory, sports media and obituaries.
She previously was an assistant professor at Oklahoma State University, where she taught news reporting and sports media.
She received a Masters of Arts from New York University, with a focus on race and media, and a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism from Texas A&M.
Bobbi Kay is the assistant dean of Arts and Sciences Outreach at OSU. She is an associate professor of Strat Comm with 10 years experience in media. Bobbi Kay is a proud OSU Cowboy with degrees in advertising, mass communications and social foundations of education from OSU.
Toby L. Nelson received a B.S. in chemistry from Francis Marion University in 2001, and was awarded his Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 2007 from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Nelson joined the chemistry faculty at Oklahoma State University in the Fall of 2011. Professor Nelson’s research emphasizes the development of new organic semiconductors -electronic materials and their application in organic electronics, sensors and bioelectronics. Dr. Nelson has presented at national conferences and TEDx OStateU. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of American Chemical Society, Advanced Materials and highlighted in Science and Chemical & Engineering.
Max Andrews has worked in the broadcast television business since 1971. His experience includes over 7 years as general manager of three television stations in Texas including CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates. As owner of Andrews Communications with offices in Dallas, New York and Los Angeles, Andrews produced programming for ESPN, Discovery Communications, The Golf Channel, Prime Sports, Golf Magazine, Golfweek Magazine and Comcast, and distributed television programming to hundreds of broadcast television stations in the U.S. as well as international clients through licenses with Vubiquity. He has a B.S. in Radio, Television and Film from Oklahoma State University, and a Master of Science in Mass Communications from Oklahoma State University.