Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Colorado at Boulder
1511 University Ave.
Boulder, CO 80309
Associate Professor Mike McDevitt teaches research methods, news writing, and theory courses in areas such as political communication and media ethics. He joined the faculty in 2001 after teaching at the University of New Mexico. Prior to his teaching career, he worked for eight years as a reporter and editorial writer for newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area. His research interests include media and politics, political socialization, and media sociology. He is the principal investigator for “Colors of Socialization,” an externally funded project that explores the roles of schools, media, and families in the cultivation of civic identity among adolescents in red and blue states. In media sociology, Prof. McDevitt is writing articles and a book on anti-intellectualism in American journalism. His work is published in journals in communication, media studies, political science, and education. He is a recipient of the International Communication Association’s Outstanding Public Policy Research Award. He holds a BA in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, a MA in journalism and mass communication from San Jose State University, and a PhD in communication from Stanford University.