Patricia Hart was appointed as Interim Director of JAMM in 2015. She combines teaching courses in editing and publishing with over twenty 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).
Prof. Hart’s research areas include history of mass media; media and social movements; and the history of progressive reform.