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. She is also on the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Specialist Roster and serves as the current vice chair for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's History Division. The Swedish native is a 2022 Point Loma Nazarene University Alumni Spotlight Award recipient.
Liseblad conducts mainly historical and qualitative research about television news. In 2021 she received the Wm. David Sloan Award for Outstanding Faculty Paper from the American Journalism Historians Association and a First Place Award, Open Paper Category, from the Broadcast Education Association's News Division.
Prior to academia, Liseblad was a journalist and a PR professional. She has worked in the United States, as well as in Europe.