PhD, New York University (1995)
MA, Fordham University (1991)
BA, St. John's University (1987)
History Of Media And Communication
Introduction To Health Communication
Media And Children
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
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
Children, Media, and American History: Printed Poison, Pernicious Stuff, and Other Terrible Temptations (forthcoming, September 2017, Routledge).
Margaret Cassidy (2004). BookEnds: The Changing Media Environment of American Classrooms. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
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.
“Concerning Printed Poison”: Nineteenth Century American Adults’ Ambivalence about Children’s Interactions with Cheap Fiction.” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, 8 (2)(2015), pp. 211-228.
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.
“Filling in the Blanks: Restoring Collective Memory After Pandemic Disruptions” -- Media Ecology Association, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 8, 2022
“All Things to All People: The Overlapping Boundaries of the Networked Self” – International Communication Association, Paris, France, May 28, 2022
“Historical Perspectives on Teens and Social Media: When Old Media Were New” -- European Conference on Social Media, Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick, Ireland, June 22, 2018
“Earning Their Place at the Soda Shop Counter: The Labor and Consumption of Working Class Youth in Victorian-Era American Cities” – Symposium on Work and Consumption in the 19th-21st Centuries, Centre de Recherches Sociologiques et Politiques de Paris, Université de Paris Est Créteil, April 28, 2017
“Victorian-Era Media and the Children Who Loved Them: The Shifting Media Environment of Nineteenth Century Childhood” -- British Association for Victorian Studies, University of Cardiff, Wales, September 1, 2016
“Children and Media History: From Hornbook to Facebook” – Athens Institute for Education and Research, International Conference on Communications and Mass Media, Athens, Greece, May 11, 2015
Margaret Cassidy (2011). Hornbook, Picture Book, Comic Book, Facebook: Historical Perspectives on New Media and Childhood. American Studies Association. Baltimore, MD.
Margaret Cassidy (2010). From Hornbook to Facebook: The Changing Media Environment of American Childhood and American Public Education. 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. 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. Eastern Communication Association. Baltimore, MD.
Margaret Cassidy (2009). Interactions with Education: K-12 Media Literacy and Educational Technology Projects. 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. Teach, Think, Play: Popular Culture in the Classroom. Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, NY.
Margaret Cassidy (2005). Appearances of Childhood. Media Ecology Association. New York, NY.
Margaret Cassidy (2004). From the Media Ecology Bookstore. New York State Communication Association. Kerhonkson, NY.
Margaret Cassidy (2001). Ethics and Educational Technology. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Boston, MA.
Adelphi University Faculty Development Grant, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2020--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)
Honors and Accomplishments
Honors and Accomplishments
Christine Nystrom Award for Career Service to the Field of Media Ecology (Media Ecology Association, 2022)
Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Technics (Media Ecology Association, 2005)
Adelphi University Senior Class of 2006 Distinguished Faculty Award
Department Chair, 2002-2009 and 2017-present
President, New York State Communication Association, 2006-2007
President, Media Ecology Association, 2021-22
Editor, Explorations in Media Ecology
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