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June Macon

Doctoral Candidate


June Macon is currently pursuing her PhD in Communication at University of Illinois at Chicago where she joined the department in 2016. She holds a B.A. in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania along with a minor in Spanish. She received her M.A. in Adult Education and Training and received her M.S. in Public Communication and Technology from the Department of Journalism at Colorado State University. She hails from a variety of points east, and most recently lived in Fort Collins, Colorado. June comes from a web marketing and public relations background, working with companies from niches like government, education, coaching, finances, art; you name it, she’s either created a social media strategy or written a blog post for the industry. She also wrote a hyper-local parent resource blog, Growing up Fort Collins, for several years. Concurrent to working in the web industry, June taught success strategies for several years at Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado. She also taught an undergraduate course in the Journalism department on technical and professional communication at Colorado State University.

Currently, June teaches Public Speaking at UIC and teaches communication courses at other universities around the city. She is also a research assistant for Dr. Zizi Papacharissi. Her research interests include studying social network sites, gender, race, and policy with a critical lens, such as feminist theory and political economy. Upon graduation, she hopes to continue teaching, researching, consulting, and aspires to author books about media and communication.


M.A. in Adult Education and Training, Department of Journalism, Colorado State University
M.S. in Public Communication and Technology, Department of Journalism, Colorado State University