Meghan Grosse

  • Assistant Professor and Chair of Communication and Media Studies
Meghan Grosse, Ph.D. is a critical media scholar whose work focuses on the intersection of new media, media history, and critical media theory. 
Dr. Grosse holds a B.A. from Lake Forest College in communication and politics, an M.A. in communication from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Ph.D. in communication and media studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her undergraduate thesis, “National Public Radio’s Great Leap Forward: Space, Power, and Audience in NPR’s Move Online” focuses on concerns for localism and shifting perceptions of public interest in a new media landscape. Her masters thesis, “Maturing or Dying?: Historicizing Contemporary Radio and Online Audio Delivery” emphasizes the degree to which new media are extensions of rather than replacements to old media, existing in an interconnected landscape of communication activity.
Currently, her primary research looks at the history of the 1990s internet, the Clinton administration policies that defined internet governance of that era, and the ways in which this policy was exported and understood internationally. 
For additional information and links to publications, visit
  • CMS 101, Introduction to Communication and Media Studies
  • CMS 150, Public Speaking
  • FYS 101, Fake News: Media Literacy in the Digital Age
  • CMS 250, Intermediate Communication and Media Theory
  • CMS 205, Persuasion: The User Experience
  • CMS 294, International Communication
  • CMS 394, Creative and Information Economies
  • CMS 394/POL 334, Media and Politics
  • CMS 450, CMS Senior Seminar