Nicole Keating, PhD is Professor of Media Studies at Woodbury University and Chair of the MA program in Social Justice. She is also the coordinator of the Create Change initiative in the School of Media : Culture : Design. She received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and then joined the faculty of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, teaching at UArts for just under a decade. Nicole began at Woodbury in 2011, running the Communication Dept. for four years and starting a graduate program in Media for Social Justice. She has published and produced documentaries on topics dealing with media and social change, particularly in relationship to race and gender. MS 499: Advertising and the Social Construction of Gender started as a sabbatical research project on housewife humor, but emerged as a play. She is excited to be working with such an incredible cast in the supportive and friendly artistic community of HFF 2023!