Interim Director and Associate Professor
337 Administration Building
School of Journalism and Mass Media
University of Idaho
MS 3178 875 Perimeter Dr.
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3178
Patricia Hart teaches history of mass media, publications editing, media writing and American studies.
- Ph.D., American Studies, Washington State University, 1997
- M.A., American Studies, Washington State University, 1991
- B.A., Anthropology, University of Nebraska, 1976
Patricia Hart was appointed as interim director of JAMM in 2015. She combines teaching courses in editing and publishing with over 20 years of professional work in those fields. She is also coordinator of the American Studies Program and has taught extensively in the University Core, the American Studies Program and the Honors Program.
Her most recent book, "A Home for Every Child: The Washington Children’s Home Society in the Progressive Era," is published by the University of Washington Press. "A Home for Every Child" was chosen for the Emil and Kathleen Sick Book-Lecture Series Award for original scholarship in the field of western history. Her recent article "Little Magazines and Little Wanderers" was recognized as an outstanding scholarly contribution by the American Journalism History Association.
Her earlier work includes the co-edited work "Women Writing Women" (University of Nebraska Press), and co-authored work "Mining Town: The Photographic Record of T.N. Barnard and Nellie Stockbridge from the Coeur d'Alenes" (University of Washington Press).
Patricia’s research areas include history of mass media; media and social movements; and the history of progressive reform.
- History of Mass Media
- Media and Social and Cultural Movements
- History of Progressive Reform
- Patricia Hart, “Little Magazines and Little Wanderers: Building Support for Adoption and Adoptive Families during the Progressive Era," Journalism History
- Patricia Hart, A Home for Every Child: The Washington Children’s Home Society in the Progressive Era (University of Washington Press, November, 2010)
- Patricia Hart, “Reclaiming the American Dream: Strategies for Recapturing the Rhetoric of Exceptionalism in Barack Obama’s Presidential Media Campaign, in United States and the World: from Imitation to Challenge, ed. Andrzej Mania and Lukasz Wordliczek (Krakow, Poland: Jagiellonian University Press, summer, 2010)
- Patricia Hart and Karen Weathermon, eds., Women Writing Women: The Frontiers Reader (University of Nebraska Press, 2006)
- Patricia Hart, Managing Editor and Associate Editor, Frontiers Reader book series, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2003-2007)
- Patricia Hart and Kenton Bird, “Did Enterprise Reporting Challenge Access Reporting and the Administration’s Line on WMDs?: Comparing Newspaper Sourcing in the Run-up to the Iraq War,” AEJMC conference, Boston, August 8, 2009
- Patricia Hart, “Reclaiming the American Dream: Strategies for Recapturing the Rhetoric of Exceptionalism in Barack Obama’s Presidential Media Campaign,” 3rd International American Studies Conference, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, June 30, 2009
- Patricia Hart, “Little Magazines and Little Wanderers: Promoting Adoption of ‘Chicks of Another Brood,’” Pacific Northwest American Studies Association (PNASA), April 18, 2009
- Patricia Hart, “Reclaiming Life, Restoring Justice, Recovering Space: Argentina 35 Years after the Dirty War,” Interdisciplinary Colloquium, University of Idaho, March 25, 2008
- Patricia Hart, panel organizer and facilitator, “Writing Women: Ethics, Issues, Insights: A Roundtable Discussion,” PNASA, Spokane, Washington, April 14-15, 2006
- Chair, University of Idaho Honors Program Committee, 2008-2009
- CLASS representative, UI Faculty Council, 2006-2007
- American Studies Association, Regional Chapter Representative, 2008-11
- President, Pacific Northwest American Studies Association (PNASA), 2007-2008 Vice-president, PNASA, 2005-2006
- Board president, Festival Dance and Performing Arts, a UI Nonprofit Partner, 2006-2007 and Vice-president of Board, Festival Dance and Performing Arts, 2005-2006
- Emil and Kathleen Sick Lecture-Book Series in Western History and Biography Award, Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest, University of Washington, 2010
- University of Idaho Teaching Excellence Award, 2009
- Study Abroad Consortium (USAC) Faculty International Development Award University, 2008, Spain