Dr. Madeleine Liseblad
Dr. Madeleine Liseblad is an award-winning educator and journalism historian. She teaches primarily media history, media literacy, and global media courses. Before CSULB, she taught at Middle Tennessee State and Arizona State.
Liseblad has extensive professional experience in journalism and public relations. She has worked in broadcasting at KCRA-TV, KGTV, KSBY-TV, and KFBK News Radio. She has also worked for daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, and in online media, both in the U.S. and abroad. Her PR career includes positions as corporate spokesperson for Volvo Cars at its world headquarters in Sweden and media events manager for Volvo Cars of North America.
She is on the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Specialist Roster, and has served as a specialist at Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca in Romania. Liseblad is the chairwoman for the academic journal Journalism History, and a past chair for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s History Division. At CSULB, Liseblad serves on the Committee on Athletics and the Faculty Council for the College of Liberal Arts. She is also a GenExcel faculty mentor, a program for first-generation freshmen and transfer students. Outside of academia, Liseblad is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children and youth in the foster care system in Orange County.
Liseblad’s academic publications include the book American Consultants and the Marketization of Television News in the United Kingdom (New York: Peter Lang, 2020). Her research can be found in academic journals such as Journalism History, American Journalism, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, and Journalism Practice. She is also the author of several book chapters and encyclopedia entries.
In 2022 American Journalism selected Liseblad as its Rising Scholar and she has won top paper awards from the American Journalism Historians Association, the Broadcast Education Association, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and Kappa Tau Alpha. Liseblad was honored with a Teaching Excellence Award and a Continuing Excellence in Teaching Award while at Arizona State, and has service awards from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s History Division.
Liseblad has a Ph.D. in journalism and mass communication from Arizona State, a M.A. in communication studies from Cal State Sacramento, and a B.A. in journalism from Point Loma Nazarene University.