Carolyn M. Edy

Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, 11:00a.m-12:30 p.m. and by appointment


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.A., Ph.D.
  • St. Lawrence University, B.A.

Professional Affiliations or Organizations: 

  • Co-Coordinator, AEJMC History Division, Joint Journalism & Communication History Conference.
  • Chapter Adviser, Society of Professional Journalists.
  • Member, American Society of Journalists & Authors.
  • Member, American Journalism Historians Association.
  • Member, American Society of News Editors.
  • Contributing Editor, Journalism History


  • "The Woman War Correspondent, the U.S. Military, and the Press: 1846-1947." Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2017.
  • "Women's Magazine Coverage of Heart Disease Risk Factors: Good Housekeeping Magazine, 1997 to 2007." Women & Health 50, 2, 2010.
  • "Juggernaut in Kid Gloves: Inez Callaway Robb, 1900-1979." American Journalism 27, 4, Fall 2010.
  • "Getting the Story: A Study of the State of Literary Journalism in the American Academy," in Literary Journalism: The Newsletter of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies 3, 4, Fall 2009.
  • Review of Global Journalism Research: Theories, Methods, Future, M. Löffelholz and D. Weaver. (Blackwell Publishing, 2008.) In Global Media Journal 7, 13, Fall 2008.
  • "Christiane Amanpour," "Wangari Maathai," "Helen Thomas," and "Katrina vanden Heuvel." In The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World. Ed. Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Oyster, & Geoffrey J. Golson. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2011.

Conference Papers:

  • "Juggernaut in Kid Gloves: Inez Callaway Robb, 1900-1979." Presented as Top Student Paper in the History Division at the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication Convention in Boston, August 2009.
  • "Women's Magazine Coverage of Heart Disease Risk Factors." Presented to the Science and Communication Interest Group at the AEJMC Convention in Boston, August 2009.
  • "Getting the Story: An Exploration of Literary Journalism at ACEJMC-Accredited Schools." Presented at the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies conference in Evanston, Ill., May 2009.
  • "Shades of Truth, Harm and Malice: Emergence of the Subsidiary Meaning Doctrine." Presented to the Law & Policy Division, AEJMC Convention in Chicago, August 2008. 


  • Faculty Staff Appreciation Award 2015-2016, Outstanding Professor, College of Fine & Applied Arts, Appalachian State University.
  • Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize, Honorable Mention,  AJHA.
  • Mary Gardner Award for Graduate Student Research, AEJMC.
  • Schlesinger Library Dissertation Grant, Harvard University.
  • Joseph L. Morrison Award for Excellence in Journalism History, UNC–Chapel Hill.
  • Minnie S. and Eli A. Rubinstein Research Award, UNC–Chapel Hill.
  • Top Student Paper, History Division, AEJMC Annual Convention.
  • Roy H. Park Doctoral Fellowship, UNC–Chapel Hill.

Courses Taught: 

  • COM 2600 Introduction to Journalism
  • COM 2610 News Reporting & Writing
  • COM 3124 Intercultural Communication
  • COM 3130 Minorities in Media
  • COM 3210 Copy Editing
  • COM 3549 In-Depth Reporting in France
  • COM 3600 Feature Writing
  • COM 3680 Literary Journalism
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Department of Communication

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7759

Office address
Beasley Media Complex 235