Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, 1992. Master of Business Administration, DePaul University, Chicago, 1996. Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, Austin, 2000.
Visiting assistant professor University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002—2004. Assistant professor University Cincinnati, since 2004.
Member of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, International Communications Association, National Communications Association.
Married William Paul Jennings, October 17, 1992. Children: Katelyn Elizabeth, William Patrick.