Meghan Grosse

  • Assistant Professor; Program Director of Communication and Media Studies

Meghan Grosse


Office Hours

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30pm, Thursdays 11:30am-12:30pm, and by appointment

Meghan Grosse is a critical media scholar whose work focuses on media history, new media, and the continuities between them. 

Meghan 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. Her concentration is on the intersection of new media, media history, and critical media theory. 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.


  • 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