Dr. Maddie Liseblad is an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism & Public Relations at Cal State Long Beach. Before 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. She has stayed involved with the Cronkite School - where she received her Ph.D. - and in 2023 she served as the keynote speaker for the annual Cronkite Research Symposium. At CSULB, Liseblad serves in a leadership role on the University Committee on Athletics and is a member of the College of Liberal Arts Faculty Council.
Outside of academia, Liseblad is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children and youth in the foster care system in Orange County.
Liseblad is on the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Specialist Roster and has served as a Specialist at Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca in Romania. Some of her recent awards include First Place, Open Paper Category, from the Broadcast Education Association's History Division, the Point Loma Nazarene University Alumni Spotlight Award, the American Journalism Rising Scholar Award, and the runner-up for the American Journalism Historians Association's Maurine J. Beasley Award for the Outstanding Paper on Women’s History. Liseblad is the publications chair for Journalism History (academic journal) and a past 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.