Eileen Gilligan, (Ph.D.) has taught journalism at the State University of New York at Oswego since 2005. A former political and statehouse reporter in Delaware, Dr. Gilligan regularly leads student trips to Paris where they study how media work in France. She enjoys freelancing for a local family magazine and hiking with her dog in the U.S. and Europe.
Dr. Gilligan earned a master’s in communication theory at the University of Delaware and a doctorate in journalism and mass communication research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She studies community journalism and the sociology of news or how reporters do their jobs. She opened a coffeehouse at the beach in Delaware before trying two editing stints in PR and heading to grad school.