Dr. Andrea Bergstrom - Coastal Carolina University
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Dr. Andrea Bergstrom

Assessment Coordinator | Associate Professor - Communication, Media, & Culture

Jonathan Doe
Contact Dr. Andrea Bergstrom
843-349-2861 abergstro@coastal.edu

Brittain Hall 321

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcom X


Dr. Bergstrom earned both her master’s and doctoral degrees in Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Bergstrom was awarded the Palleschi-Hart Teaching Fellowship for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and was also a Distinguished Teach Award University Finalist while at UMass. She is co-author of the book The O.C.: A Critical Understanding (2014) as well as multiple journal articles and book chapters. Additionally, Dr. Bergstrom has presented her work on media literacy, as well as media representations and effects as well as family communication at regional, national, and international conferences.


Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst (2011)
M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst (2005)
B.A./B.S., Franklin Pierce College (2002)

Interesting Facts

While serving as an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Franklin Pierce University, Dr. Bergstrom was awarded Student Government Association Distinguished Faculty Award in 2013 for exceptional teaching and work with student organizations. 

Program Affiliations

Graduate Studies

Teaching Areas

Communication Studies; Communication Theory; Communication Research; Gender and Communication; Family Communication; Media, Self & the World; Senior Projects; Children and Media

Research Areas

Communication and identity formation; Media Literacy; Representations of Gender, Race, Class, Sexuality and Consumerism;  Media Effects; Children and Media