Jayne Cubbage, Ph.D. (Howard University) is an associate professor of communications at Bowie State University, an historically Black university in Maryland, where she teaches in the Graduate Program in Organizational Communication. She has previously taught graduate and undergraduate level courses in broadcast journalism, mass communication, media literacy, broadcast news writing, mass communication theory and television production at American University, James Madison University, Catholic University, George Washington University and Howard University. Her research interests include media audiences of color, media literacy, critical race media literacy and social networking. She has published extensively on these topics.
Having taught in higher education for a number of years, she feels honored for the opportunity to meet and work with so many wonderful and exciting students. For her the best part of teaching is the being able to share her life experiences and knowledge with her students while she learns from them at the same time.
Prior to her entrée to the academy, she worked for a number of years as a broadcast journalist and she has accumulated over 20 years of industry experience in broadcast, print and multimedia journalism. Throughout her career, she has gained experience at various media outlets, spending the bulk of her professional career working in and around the Philadelphia, market, where she held positions as a news producer, associate producer, writer, assignment editor and on-air talent. She has also worked in print as a news editor and freelance writer as well as a public relations specialist. It is her goal to launch an online hyper-local news in her community in Washington, DC. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, exploring the world via travel to exciting locales, and perfecting her golf game. Her all-time favorite places to visit, Ghana, Jamaica and Brazil.