Michelle Seelig received her Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Florida State University. Seelig teaches courses in photography, web design, multimedia design, communication theory, and research methods. Her research interests include the convergence of new and traditional media in news organizations, the role of content producers in visual communication, environmental photojournalism, as well as the impact of technology on pedagogy.

She has written scholarly articles and has presented numerous papers at scholarly meetings in the areas of mass communication, visual communication, as well as communication and technology. She has taught at Florida State University and Temple University. Seelig also has professional experience in video production, photography, as well as desktop publishing, and web design.

Dr. Seelig's current research projects include exploring the presentation of still images on a website set to music, environmental sound, or narration; trends in traditional media’s presence on the web; and examination of environmental photographers role both past and present that have used their photography to build awareness and evoke meaningful action. Just released, Seelig's book Communicating the Environment Beyond Photography.

Featured Publications

Just Published:

Seelig, M.I. (©2016, released November 23, 2015). Communicating the Environment Beyond Photography. NY: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.

Book Chapter:

Seelig, M. I. (2011). “Proficiency vs. Literacy in Communication Education.” In R. O’Connell (Ed.), Teaching with Multimedia: Pedagogy in the Websphere volume 1 (pp. 179-195). NY: Hampton Press.

Referred Journal Articles

Seelig, M.I. (2015). Advocating environmental issues beyond photography, Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, 16(1), 46-55. [author copy]

Seelig, M.I. (2014). Visual exploration of environmental issues: Photographers as environmental advocates, Media Watch 5(3), 306-320. [author copy]

Seelig, M.I. (2011). Changing the way we tell stories: The reception of still photos with sound as entertainment. Explorations in Media Ecology, 10(1 & 2). [author copy]

Seelig, M.I. (2011). Web Eeconomics: The added value of the web for daily newspapers and commercial television stations. Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 3(1), 81-96. [author copy]

Seelig, M.I. (2010). Journalism and mass communication education: The impact of technology on pedagogy. Explorations in Media Ecology 9(4), 245-258. [author copy]

Seelig, M.I. (August, 2010). Still photos with sound, Web Journal of Mass Communication Research, 23, http://www.scripps.ohiou.edu/wjmcr/vol23/23.html

Seelig, M. I. (2008). A comparison of web interactivity on radio stations’, newspapers’ and television stations’ websites. Journal of Radio Studies, 15(2), 231-248. [author copy]

Seelig, M. I. (2008). An updated look at trends in content and web page design in news websites: A content analysis of newspapers, radio stations and television stations websites. Electronic News, 2(2), 86-101. [author copy]

Seelig, M. I. (2007). Stereotyping of Hispanic Americans in U.S. magazine advertising. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 7(4), 71- 81. [author copy]

Seelig, M. I. (2007). A cross-media response to the web as an outlet of information: A comparison of news websites. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society, 3(3), 117-130. [author copy]

Seelig, M. I. (2007). What photo editors/managers want photo students to learn. Newspaper Research Journal, 28(1), 85-98. [author copy]

Seelig, M. I. & Millette, D. M. (2006). Faculty motives and outcome expectations for using instructional technology. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society, 2(5), 83-94. [author copy]

Seelig, M. I. (2006). A case study of the photographic principle. Visual Communication Quarterly, 13(1), 16-31.[author copy]

Seelig, M. I. (2005/2006). Constructing visual news: Technological changes in photo editors newswork. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society, 1(2), 12-23.[author copy]

Seelig, M. I. (Fall, 2005). A case study of the visual elite. Visual Communication Quarterly, 12(3 & 4), 165-181.[author copy]

Seelig, M. I. (2003). The impact of new technologies on journalistic routines. Web Journal of Mass Communication Research, 6(1), http://www.scripps.ohiou.edu/wjmcr/vol06/6-1a.html