Dr. Michelle Ferrier

Associate Dean for Innovation, Graduate Studies and International Programs • Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University
Last edited January 18, 2019

Dr. Michelle Ferrier is an associate dean of innovation at the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University and associate professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She is vice president of Journalism That Matters and creator of the “Create or Die” startup weekends. Michelle is also founder of TrollBusters, a just-in-time rescue service for targets of cyberbullying. She is an inaugural Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center fellow and an inaugural fellow in the Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute. Michelle holds a Ph.D. in Texts and Technology from the University of Central Florida and a Master’s in journalism from the University of Memphis. She is a former columnist, digital content architect and online community developer who has been involved in new media for more than 30 years. She has worked in strategic communications, policy analysis and publishing for several national nonprofit organizations. Her research interests include media entrepreneurship, online journalism, online communities and hyperlocal online news.

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