Michael Bugeja

Distinguished Professor [GSJC]


Dept:Greenlee School Journalism/Communication
Office:118 Hamilton
613 Wallace Rd.
Ames IA
Office Hours:MWF: 10 a.m.-noon

Topics of interest: interpersonal communication, journalism, technology and social change

Education: Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1985, English, creative writing with specialties in modern contemporary poetry and medieval through Restoration drama
M.S., South Dakota State University, 1976, Mass Communications
B.A., Saint Peter’s College, 1974, German


Michael Bugeja teaches media ethics and technology and social change. His scholarship has been published in Journalism Quarterly, Journal of Communication, Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, Journalism Educator, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, New Media and Society, American Journalism, American Communication Journal, and other academic journals.

Dr. Bugeja has published 24 books across genres, including three books by Oxford University Press: Interpersonal Divide: Searching for Community in a Technological Age; Interpersonal Divide in the Age of the Machine; and Living Ethics Across Media Platforms. He has twice won the distinguished Clifford Christians Award for Research in Media Ethics. His latest work is Living Media Ethics: Across Platforms, Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2019.

In 2019, Dr. Bugeja received Iowa State's highest academic title of distinguished professor for his contributions to media ethics and technology. Of the more than 225 faculty members to receive this title since 1956, fewer than 10 have been so named in the humanities.

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Interpersonal Divide

Living Media Ethics

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