Lydia Timmins , Ph.D.
244 Pearson Hall
Phone: 302-831-3567 Fax: 302-831-1892
Professor Timmins earned a PhD in Mass Media and Communication from Temple University in 2010 and a MJ (Master’s of Journalism) from Temple in 2001. She brings more than 20 years of experience as a professional television journalist to the University. She worked in large and small-market TV stations in the Midwest and East Coast of the United States, spending 14 years at Philadelphia’s NBC10 as a producer, writer and digital editor. She has worked on-air and been a director, producer, photographer and editor. She has covered stories including the Clinton impeachment hearings, 9/11, the GOP National Convention in Philadelphia and the Amish school shootings.
Her research interests focus on local television news and the impact it has on the audience, news media ethics, digital convergence and the field of telepresence.