Assistant Professor of Emerging Design and Development
About Kevin Moloney
Dr. Kevin Moloney is Assistant Professor in the Center for Emerging Media Design and Development at the Department of Journalism. He is a transmedia scholar who teaches transmedia storytelling, design thinking, and project-based immersive learning courses. Dr. Moloney consults with public and private organizations on transmedia story design, and has taught transmedia storytelling since 2012.
For 20 years he was a regular contributor to the New York Times covering the Rocky Mountain region and Latin America. His images appeared on the Times front page 50 times, and on section fronts hundreds more. Dr. Moloney has photographed more than 960 stories for the U.S. newspaper of record. Dr. Moloney’s work has also appeared in U.S. News & World Report, Fortune, Life, Time, Stern, The Chicago Tribune, The Independent, USA Today, Elle, Marie Claire, Business Week, the Christian Science Monitor, and National Geographic publications. He was one of two journalists selected as inaugural recipients of the Ford Environmental Journalism Fellowship.
For 21 years Dr. Moloney was a lecturer of photojournalism at the University of Colorado Boulder. Professor Moloney also has extensive international journalism training experience having taught photojournalism workshops in Argentina, Chile, the Falkland Islands, Myanmar and most recently in Venezuela. Dr. Moloney joined the EMDD faculty in Fall 2017. See his portfolio and archive here and Dr. Moloney’s research blog here.
- Ph.D., Technology, Media and Society, ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado
- M.A., Emergent Digital Practices, the University of Denver
Selected academic publications
- Moloney, K. (2019). Proposing a Practical Media Taxonomy for Complex Media Production. International Journal of Communication.
- Moloney, K. (2018). Transmedia Photography: Implicit Narrative from a Discrete Moment. In R. R. Gambarato & M. Freeman (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies, Routledge.
Honors and recognitions
In 2008, Dr. Moloney students secured for him the Robin F. Garland Education award, given by the National Press Photographers Association in honor of achievement in photojournalism education. His students are winners of World Press, Pictures of the Year International Best of Photojournalism, Hearst and College Photographer of the Year competitions. They have been listed on PDN magazine's 30 Emerging Photographers lists, and winners of Alicia Patterson, Getty, Inge Morath, Aftermath Project, and Pulitzer Center grants.