Kathleen McElroy

Kathleen McElroy is the School of Journalism’s associate director and a senior lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin. She has received awards for teaching and research. Her research interests include racial discourse, collective memory, sports media and obituaries. McElroy received her Ph.D. in 2014, after nearly 30 years as a professional journalist. At The New York Times, she held various management positions, including associate managing editor, dining editor, deputy sports editor and deputy website editor. She previously worked for The National, Newsday and three Texas publications.