Nido R. Qubein School of Communication

Charisse McGhee-Lazarou

Prof. Charisse McGhee-Lazarou –

BA – Oberlin College, EdM – Harvard University, School of Education

Teaching areas and approach:  Media Fellows, Media.  I like to use what’s happening right now as a teaching source.  Television & Media are always on, always changing and very accessible.  It’s a real-time lab.

Research interests:  Media influence and the “Mean Girl” syndrome in elementary age girls.   The efficacy of green messaging in the African American & Latino communities.

Current research project or creative work:  The American Dream Media Project.

Favorite quote:  “The darkest places of Hell are reserved for those who maintain neutrality in times of moral crises.” –Dante Alighieri

Favorite novel:  Little Women  by Louisa May Alcott

Favorite movie:  It’s A Wonderful Life

Coolest thing you’ve done in the last few years:  I did a training simulation at the FBI in Los Angeles and scored high enough to make it onto their special tactics team!


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