Dr. Lisa Holderman

Lisa Holderman

Associate Professor and Director
of Undergraduate Studies, Media and Communication

Dr. Lisa Holderman is Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Media and Communication. She has been teaching in the Department since 1996. She teaches courses in media studies, popular film, public speaking, and supervises the Senior Capstone courses. Her research primarily focuses on representations of intelligence and intellectuality in popular media. She has published in journals such as Mass Communication and Society, Popular Communication, and the Atlantic Journal of Communication, has contributed to anthologies including Stardom and Celebrity and Web Spinning Heroics: Critical Essays on the History and Meaning of Spider-Man and edited a book titled Common Sense: Intelligence as Presented on Popular Television.


  • B.A., Communication, University of Delaware.
  • M.A., Mass Communication, University of Delaware
  • Ph.D., Mass Media and Communication, Temple University

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Speech Communication
  • Writing and Communication
  • Internship in Communication
  • Media Studies
  • Senior Seminar
  • The Work World in Popular Film

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