Communication | Dr. Cindy White

Dr. Cindy White


Rober Vance Academic Center 3170900
(860) 832-2695

Office Hours:

  • Monday: 8:45 am – 9:15 am
  • Monday: 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:45 am – 10:45 am (schedule an appointment by email)
  • Wednesday: 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
  • Wednesday: 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Professor Cindy L. White

  • B.S. Emerson College
  • M.A. Indiana University
  • Ph.D. University of Massachusetts


  • Introduction to Mass Media
  • Media Literacy
  • Images of Gender in the Media
  • Advertising and Society
  • Images and Representations of Sports and Athletes in Media
  • Political Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Research Interests:

  • Advertising and Society
  • Advertising and the Natural World
  • Representations of Sports and Athletes
  • Media Literacy
  • Political Communication


Cindy L. White is Professor of Communication at CCSU. White also teaches in the Program in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Honor’s Program.   Professor White teaches a variety of courses in the Media Studies major that offer students an opportunity to examine, analyze and critique contemporary media processes and representations. Professor White is the recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award.

Professor White’s recent research includes published work on Children and Television and Representations of Sports, Athletes, and Women in Contemporary Advertising. Her earlier work focused on the Rhetoric of the Black Women’s Club Movement in America. White’s work has appeared in several journals including Critical Studies in Communication and Communication Quarterly as well as in several edited volumes. Her most recent work examines representations of nature and the natural world in American advertising.

Professor White’s love of teaching extends to her community outreach work.   She has provided workshops, training programs, and consulting services on media literacy for schools and community organizations; gender and communication; and communication skills for professionals to a variety of local and national organizations.

In her life off the page and out of the classroom, White is an outdoor enthusiast and avid athlete. She is a competitive triathlete with several age group wins to her credit. White also enjoys hiking, cycling, trail running, snowboarding, and golf. She also plays the guitar, (about as well as she plays golf).