Professor Bunton currently teaches Communication Ethics.
B.J. and M.A., University of Missouri
Ph.D, Indiana University
Research assistant, Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions; publications specialist, Indiana Prevention Resource Center; instructor of communication and adviser to Stephens Life, Stephens College; director of publications, Loras College; reporter, Iowa City Press-Citizen.
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Professor Bunton's academic interests include: media ethics; media, gender, race and class; and media accountability. She has published in such venues as Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, and Public Integrity. A frequent commentator on issues of media ethics, Dr. Bunton has been interviewed by various Minnesota media and written commentary for The St. Paul Pioneer Press. She has given talks and workshops for a broad range of professional and community organizations, and she is past chair of the Media Ethics Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Currently, she is co-editing a book about the ethics of reality television.
Professor Bunton joined UST in 1993. She has been the lead advisor for TommieMedia.com. For several January terms, she co-taught Gender, Race, Class and Mass Media in London.