Cindy Royal is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University in San Marcos. She completed Ph.D. studies in Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Texas at Austin in May 2005. At UT, she focused on the effects of the Internet on communication and culture. Her dissertation, entitled Gendered Spaces and Digital Discourse: Framing Women's Relationship with the Internet, dealt with the ways women's media and Web sites represent women's usage of the Internet. Prior to doctoral studies, Dr. Royal had a career in Marketing at Compaq Computer (now part of Hewlett Packard) in Houston, TX and NCR Corporation in Dayton, OH. She has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Richmond and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Royal is currently in residence at Stanford University in the Knight Journalism Fellowship program, where she is working on a platform to teach journalists how to code. Additional detail regarding her research, education and experience can be found throughout this site.
Course sites (feel free to use the handouts and tutorials):
- Web Design and Publishing
- Graduate Online Media Design
- Graduate Advanced Online Media
- Fundamentals of Digital/Online Media
- Graduate Issues in New Media
- Multimedia Journalism
- SXTXState Project