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Sheila Springer, M.A. & Ph.D.

About Sheila Springer, M.A. & Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Teaching Associate at Northeastern University

Sheila Springer is a Postdoctoral Teaching Associate in the department of Communication Studies at Northeastern University. Dr. Springer studies communication over the life span, and how stereotypes and media portrayals influence perceptions of aging and older adults. In the past, Dr. Springer has examined how message framing and intergroup contact influence attitudes toward social policy and social groups.


Springer, S., Joyce, N., & Harwood, J. Extreme counterstereotypical media exemplars: Working to reinforce or reduce stereotypes

Springer, S., & Kenski, K. Political ideology and poersonal attraction online

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Sheila Springer, M.A. & Ph.D.


PhD, Communication, University of Arizona

MA, Communication, University of Arizona

BA, Communication, summa cum laude, Portland State University

Courses Taught

Introduction to Research Methods in Communication (Fall 2012; University of Arizona)

Introduction to Small Group Communication (Summer 2012; University of Arizona)

Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (Summer 2011; University of Arizona)

Introduction to Public Speaking (Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012; University of Arizona)

Communication Department Mentor (Academic year 2009-2010; Portland State University)

Research Methods in Communication, teaching assistant (Winter 2010, Spring 2010; Portland State University)

Advocacy and Action, teaching assistant (Spring 2010; Portland State University)

Sex and Media, teaching assistant (Winter 2010; Portland State University)

Media Literacy, teaching assistant (Fall 2009; Portland State University)

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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