Assistant Journalism Professor in Fort Worth, Texas
Melita Garza has a Ph.D. in journalism and mass communication, and currently serves as an assistant professor at Texas Christian University (TCU). Prior to receiving her Ph.D. at University of North Carolina, Melita Garza earned a masters of business administration from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and a bachelors of arts from Harvard College.
Throughout her career, Dr. Garza has received numerous awards in recognition of her ground-breaking work. In 2015, she earned a Latin American Research Award from Florida International University for her research paper, How Twitter Users Framed Sebastien De La Cruz’s Anthem Singing at the 2013 NBA Finals. She also received the top abstract award from the AEJMC Cultural and Critical Studies Division, AEJMC Midwinter Conference, and the Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize from the American Journalism Historians Association, of which she is a member.
Additionally, Dr. Garza is a member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS), and the Texas State Historical Society.