Tina Peterson

Assistant Professor of Practice
Dr. Tina Peterson began her undergraduate studies with a bachelor of science in journalism from the University of Colorado in 2000. After completing her graduate degree abroad at the University of Nottingham, she earned her doctorate in mass media and communication at Temple University. Her dissertation covered visual communication, food-media literacy, and self-efficacy. Before accepting an offer from UT, she lectured at Rice University on ethics in computer science and professional communication in engineering. She has more than a decade of teaching experience at public and private institutions. Dr. Peterson is also the author of the novel, “Oscar and the Amazing Gravity Repellent” (Capstone 2015).

Research

Research Interests: 
  • Media literacy
  • Scientific literacy
  • Ethics in technology & engineering

Select Publications

Tina Peterson. 2015. Oscar and the Amazing Gravity Repellant. Capstone.