Robert J. Richardson

Ph.D. Student

Hometown:  Birmingham, Alabama

Media Experience:  More than a decade as a reporter and photographer for ABC and CBS affiliates in North Carolina, Alabama, New Mexico, and Oklahoma

Degrees:  Bachelor of Arts - Baylor University; Master of Journalism - University of Maryland

Research Interests:  My primary research interests are issues of diversity and representation in broadcast news presentation and the relationships between audiences and the people they see and hear on-air and online.

Career Goals:  I intend to become a professor upon completion of the doctoral program.

Hobbies:  I watch as many Los Angeles Dodgers games as I can, and I enjoy stand-up comedy and building large LEGO sets.