Jill Hopke, assistant professor of journalism in the College of Communication, leads research focused on social media, climate activism and global energy systems. (DePaul University/Rachel Laden)

Photo credit: DePaul University/Rachel Laden.

I am an Assistant Professor of Journalism in the College of Communication at DePaul University. My research and teaching explore the interface of people, the environment and new media technologies.

I have a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While in graduate school I worked as a consultant in the UW-Madison DesignLab, a digital media lab and design consultancy service with the mission of improving students’ digital communication skills.

My research has been published in leading science communication and social media journals, including: Public Understanding of Science, Environmental Communication, Social Media + Society and Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies.

I have written for The Conversation and In These Times magazine, as well as appeared on Fox News. I am a founding member of the International Environmental Communication Association and regularly present research at national and international scholarly conferences.

My professional experience includes social media marketing, radio production and grant writing. I worked as a Digital Media Strategist for the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for two years. Before attending graduate school I worked in community and alternative media, including as News and Public Affairs Director for WORT 89.9 FM in Madison, Wisconsin and Development Director for The Progressive magazine.