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MARGARET M CASSIDY

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

COMMUNICATIONS

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Diplomas/Degrees

PhD, New York University (1995)
MA, Fordham University (1991)
BA, St. John's University (1987)

Recent Courses

First Year Seminar: When Old Media Were New Media: American Media History,1830-1980
History Of Media And Communication
Media And Children
Media Criticism

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Media history, media and children, K-12 media literacy and the use of media in K-12 education, contemporary issues/controversies in media studies, senior thesis

Research Interests

The role of media in public education, the purposes of public education in the contemporary media environment, the role of media in the lives of children and adolescents, the history of childhood and of children's interactions with media

Grants/Sponsored Research

Adelphi University Faculty Development Grant, 2011--awarded for archival work at the American Antiquarian Society

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 1999--awarded for work on BookEnds: The Changing Media Environment of American Classrooms (Hampton Press, 2004)

Books

Margaret Cassidy (2004). BookEnds: The Changing Media Environment of American Classrooms. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.


Book Chapters

Margaret Cassidy (2000). Commercial Media and Corporate Presence in the K-12 Classroom. In Robin Andersen and Lance Strate (Eds.). Critical Studies in Media Commercialism. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Margaret Cassidy (1996). Experience in the Age of Digital Reproduction. In Lance Strate, Ron Jacobson, and Stephanie Gibson (Eds.). Communication and Cyberspace: Social Interaction in an Electronic Environment. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.


Refereed Articles

Margaret Cassidy (2011), "Pernicious Stuff": Nineteenth Century Media, the Children Who Loved Them, and the Adults Who Worried about Them. ETC: A Review of General Semantics, 68, 304-315.

Margaret Cassidy (2001), Historical Perspectives on Teaching, Technology, and American Public Education. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Instructional Technology and Teacher Education.

Margaret Cassidy (2001), Preparing Educational Leaders to Cultivate the Meaningful Use of Instructional Technology: Beyond Budgets and Basic Training. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Instructional Technology and Teacher Education.

Margaret Cassidy (2000), Cyber-Citizenship: A Consideration of the Role of the Internet in American Politics. Conference Proceedings of the National Communication Association conference, “Communicating Politics: Engaging the Public in Campaign 2000 and Beyond.

Margaret Cassidy (1998), Historical Perspectives on Teaching with Technology in K-12 Schools. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 6.


Conference Presentations/Papers

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Margaret Cassidy (2011). Hornbook, Picture Book, Comic Book, Facebook: Historical Perspectives on New Media and Childhood. In American Studies Association. Baltimore, MD.

Margaret Cassidy (2010). From Hornbook to Facebook: The Changing Media Environment of American Childhood and American Public Education. In History of Education Society. Cambridge, MA.

Margaret Cassidy (2010). Pernicious Stuff: 19th Century Media, the Children Who Loved Them, and the Adults Who Worried About Them. In Institute of General Semantics, 58th Alfred Koszybski Memorial Lecture & Symposium. New York, NY.

Margaret Cassidy (2010). Historical Perspectives on the Changing Media Environment of Children. In Eastern Communication Association. Baltimore, MD.

Margaret Cassidy (2009). Interactions with Education: K-12 Media Literacy and Educational Technology Projects. In Eastern Communication Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Margaret Cassidy, Anna Akerman, Terrence Ross (2007). Cyber Bullying vs. Family Media Legends: Threats and Opportunities of Technology in the Contemporary Educational Landscape. In Teach, Think, Play: Popular Culture in the Classroom. Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, NY.

Margaret Cassidy (2005). Appearances of Childhood. In Media Ecology Association. New York, NY.

Margaret Cassidy (2004). From the Media Ecology Bookstore. In New York State Communication Association. Kerhonkson, NY.

Margaret Cassidy (2001). Ethics and Educational Technology. In Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Boston, MA.


Honors and Accomplishments

Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Technics (Media Ecology Association, 2005)

Adelphi University Senior Class of 2006 Distinguished Faculty Award

Professional Activities

Department Chair, 2002-2009

President, New York State Communication Association, 2006-2007