Dr. Maddie Liseblad is an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism & Public Relations at California State University, Long Beach. Before starting at CSULB, Liseblad taught in the School of Journalism and Strategic Media at Middle Tennessee State University and at Arizona State's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. While at ASU, she received a Teaching Excellence Award, a Continuing Excellence in Teaching Award and an Outstanding Research Award. She has stayed involved at the Cronkite School - where she received her Ph.D. - and is serving as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Liseblad conducts mainly historical and qualitative research about television news. She is involved with many organizations, including the American Journalism Historians Association, the Broadcast Education Association and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She is the current second vice chair/research chair for AEJMC's History Division.
Prior to academia, Liseblad was a journalist and a PR professional. She has worked in the United States, as well as in Europe.