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 at the Cronkite School - where she received her Ph.D. - and is serving as a member of several Ph.D. committees. In 2023, she was the keynote speaker for Cronkite's Annual Research Symposium. At CSULB, Liseblad is the secretary for the University Committee on Athletics and a member of the College of Liberal Arts Faculty Council. She has also served as a GenExcel faculty mentor, a program for first-generation freshmen and transfer students. 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 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.