Kim LeDuff, Ph.D
Associate Professor/Associate Director
Dr. Kim M. LeDuff is associate professor and associate director in the School of Mass Communication and Journalism. She holds a Ph.D. in mass communication from Indiana University with concentrations in communication and culture and media and technology. She also has an M.A. in broadcast journalism from the University of Maryland-College Park and a B.A. in mass communication from Xavier University of Louisiana. She is the author of Tales of Two Cities: How Race and Crime Intersect on Local TV News and co- author of Race and News: Critical Perspectives. Dr. LeDuff was honored by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning as Black History Educator of the year in 2012 for her contributions to diversity education on the campus and across the state. She teaches a course on race, gender and media at the graduate and undergraduate levels, which is reflective of her research on race and representation in the mass media. She has also taught courses in broadcast journalism, media writing, mass media theory and pedagogy. Dr. LeDuff’s professional experience includes work in television production and audience research. She has also worked as national account executive and voice-over talent. Dr. LeDuff has a vested interest in diversity and journalism education and has published research in these areas as well. She is a member of AEJMC, NCA and SSCA and presents at their annual conferences regularly.