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Christoph Mergerson

Christoph Mergerson

Christoph Mergerson

Assistant Professor

Christoph Mergerson, who completed his Ph.D. in Communication, Information and Media at Rutgers University, joined the Philip Merrill College of Journalism in Fall 2021 as a visiting assistant professor. He was appointed to the rank of assistant professor in Fall 2022.

Mergerson's research and teaching interests include journalism history, weather journalism, race and media, and journalism and democracy. Mergerson arrived at Merrill with ongoing research that examines whether news media in the Southern United States are producing racially inclusive, public-service journalism.

He brings award-winning classroom experience from teaching courses at Rutgers, including Communication Law and Global News.

Mergerson earned his master’s degree in public affairs from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010. He completed his bachelor’s degree in political science at California State University, Northridge in 2008. In addition, he worked with the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., as a research fellow in telecommunications policy, as a radio producer in New Orleans, and with the National Weather Service’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, as a policy intern.

B.A., California State University, Northridge
M.P.Aff., The University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., Rutgers University

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