Director of Digital Storytelling and Professor of Telecommunications
Ashley Donnelly received her Ph.D. from the University of South Florida in literature and Ashley Donnelly received her Ph.D. from the University of South Florida in literature and film studies and her M.A. from Birkbeck College at the University of London in cultural and critical studies. Her first book, Renegade Hero or Faux Rogue: The Secret Traditionalism of Television Bad Boys, was released by McFarland Publishing in 2014.
Dr. Donnelly’s research interests center on contemporary American culture and her research areas include gender, film, television and general media studies.
Recent articles include the study of Internet profile culture and young women’s online communication, an analysis of the hit television series Dexter, as well as heteronormativity and patriarchal ideologies in the Twilight series. She is an active researcher, presenting her work regularly at national conferences.
Dr. Donnelly is an Assistant Professor of Telecommunications at Ball State University and has taught at a variety of colleges and universities covering subjects in English, Communication, and the Humanities. Her current courses focus on media ethics, media analysis and criticism, screenwriting, television studies, graduate student creative development, theory courses, and controversial cinema studies.