Kristin Bartholomae

Kristin Bartholomae
Phone: (619) 260-4040
Office: Camino Hall 126D

Associate Director for Faculty Development
Adjunct Faculty Liaison

  • B.A., Fordham University, Communications and Sociology
  • M.A., Fordham University, Public Communications

Kristin Bartholomae began teaching at USD as an adjunct professor in the Communication Studies program in 2008. She is a former admission counselor and researcher for CNN. She currently teaches Introduction to Media Studies, a foundational course which presents an overview of media industrial structures and operations.

Areas of Interest

In her teaching, Bartholomae focuses on the importance of media and visual literacy skills and highlights the connection between market forces, institutional logic and ethics.  She also explores the multiple social contexts, global implications, and overall impact of digital technology and how that might influence the ways in which we think about political, social and economic issues. Her teaching style emphasizes practical and direct observation, so that students can learn to identify new contexts, new responsibilities and new challenges that will ably serve the best interest of democracy.