Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director
Department of Mass Communications
Head, Cultural & Critical Studies Division, AEJMC.

Contact: smishra(at)siue(dot)edu

About Me

I am an interdisciplinary teacher-scholar of media. My research interests are in globalization, consumer culture, transnational media, advertising/strategic communication, and visual communication. Geographically, I am interested in media and communication in developing countries. In my research, I often explore issues related to race, class and gender.

At Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, I teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. I have taught Research Methods in Mass Communication, Media Law and Policy, International Advertising, Transnational Media, Mass Media in Society, Mass Media & Health (online), Media Campaigns, and Freshman Seminar.

Before joining SIUE, I taught at Temple University, Philadelphia. I taught Introduction to Advertising, Introduction to Advertising Research, Morality, Law and Advertising, Media Information Gathering for Public Relations, Introduction to Mass Media and Society, Public Speaking and various online courses.

Teaching Distinction Award

In 2015, I received the Teaching Distinction Award from the University.

Phenomenal Woman Award

In 2018, I have also received the Phenomenal Women Award.   



Ph.D. in Mass Media & Communication, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

M.A. in Advertising, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

M.A. in Public Relations & Advertising Management, Institute of Management Studies, DAVV, India.


Certificate from Knight Center at U. of Texas-Austin in Data Visualization.

Diploma in International Marketing Communications, International Advertising Association (IAA), New York, NY 

Diploma in Computer Management. 

Other Work and News

Community Engagement Project: SIUE Media Campaigns Class Partners with East St. Louisans to Inspire and Engage their Community