EDUCATOR: More than a dozen years teaching undergraduate and master's level students in higher education and people of all ages in informal learning environments.
RAISING DIGITAL NATIVES: Helping teachers and parents navigate the research on kids and media. I give talks at PTA meetings, hold workshops and do consulting for schools and parent groups.
WRITER AND RESEARCHER: Extensive archival and oral history research experience in media studies. Author of forthcoming book, Black Power TV (Duke University Press), as well as peer-reviewed journal articles, reference articles, and book reviews.
Industry Expertise (3)
Media - Online
Areas of Expertise (2)
Rewriting Princess Culture: Moving Beyond Disney
PhD, Northwestern University: PhD, Media Studies 2007
BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago: BFA, Film/Video 1995
Columbia University: Institute, Oral History
Event Appearances (1)
The Pitfalls of Social Media for Tweens
Chute Middle School, Evanston IL
Sample Talks (1)
FACEBOOK for Parents
Are kids trading in real-life social skills for online activity? What are kids really DOING on Facebook? How can parents relate to their kids using social media? Join us for an information session and discussion as Professor Heitner examines the proliferation of Facebook, Twitter, and texting in our families’ lives and how parents can manage and understand the consequences of social media. Sponsored by the LFHS APT and LEAD.
- Author Appearance