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 at Middle Tennessee State's School of Journalism and Strategic Media 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, as well as on two Ph.D. committees.
Liseblad is on the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Specialist Roster and in 2022 served as a Specialist at Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca in Romania. In 2022 she also received the Point Loma Nazarene University Alumni Spotlight Award, the American Journalism Rising Scholar Award, and was a runner-up for the American Journalism Historians Association's Maurine J. Beasley Award for the Outstanding Paper on Women’s History. Liseblad is the current chair for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication'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.