Bettina Fabos, Ph.D.
326 Lang Hall
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0139
|2018-Present||Professor, Interactive Digital Studies and Visual Communication, University of Northern Iowa|
|2009-Present||Associate Professor, Interactive Digital Studies and Visual Communication, University of Northern Iowa|
|2007-2009||Assistant Professor, Interactive Digital Studies and Visual Communication, University of Northern Iowa|
|2005-2007||Assistant Professor, Interactive Media Studies and Journalism, Miami University of Ohio|
|2001-2005||Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of Northern Iowa|
|2001-2002||Spencer Fellow, Spencer Foundation, Chicago|
|1998-2001||Presidential Fellow, University of Iowa|
|1995-1998||Instructor, University of Northern Iowa|
|1992-1995||Lecturer, University of Michigan|
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA Ph.D., Language Literacy and Culture, 2002.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI M.A., Telecommunication Arts, 1992.
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH B.A., Literature, 1987.
Research and Creative Activities
Interactive Media Development
Fabos, B., Golitsynskiy, G., Carr-Childers, L., Doely, N. (2017, Beta2). FORTEPAN IOWA: a digital archive and interactive timeline that features curated photos taken by ordinary Iowans over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: Beta1 launched March 2015. Beta2 launch: Fall 2017.
Fabos, B. (Writer, Producer, and Creative Director), Potter, D. (Designer), Cahill, C. and Espenscheid, J. (Web Developers); Campbell, I. (Animator), Poznan, K. and Waters, L. (Historical Advisors and Editors) (2017). Proud and Torn: A Visual Memoir of Hungarian History (proudandtorn.com). An interactive chronology of Hungarian history, 1848-1956, Proud and Torn is part photomontage, graphic memoir, and interactive timeline. The project received a Fulbright Research award to Budapest in Spring 2013 and a grant from the Hungary Initiatives Foundation in 2014.
Competitive Art Exhibitions
Fabos, B, Cahill C., Campbell, I., Espenscheid, J, Potter, D. Poznan, K., Thorson, C., and Waters, L. (2018). Proud and Torn: How One Family Survived Hungarian History. Art Exhibition at the Digital Research on Humanities and the Arts (DRHA) conference. Malta, September 9-12.
Fabos, B., Cahill C., Campbell, I., Espenscheid, J, Potter, D. Poznan, K., Thorson, C., and Waters, L. (2018). Proud and Torn: How One Family Survived Hungarian History. Featured exhibited work, Visual Communication conference. San Diego, CA, June 21.
Fabos, B., Cahill C., Campbell, I., Espenscheid, J, Potter, D. Poznan, K., Thorson, C., and Waters, L. (2017). Proud and Torn: How One Family Survived Hungarian History. Art Exhibition at the International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS). Madeira, Portugal, November 15 and 16.
Campbell, R., Martin, C.R., and Fabos, B. (2018-Forthcoming). Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication 11th Edition Update (Also 11th, 10th, 9th, 8th, 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd ed.). New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
Campbell, R., Martin, C. R., and Fabos, B. (2018-Forthcoming). Media Essentials. A Brief Introduction. 4th edition (Also 3rd, 2nd, nad 1st ed.) New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press.
Jenson, J., Gomery, D., Campbell, R., Fabos, B, and Frechette, J (2013). Media IN Society, New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press.
Fabos, B., Martin, C.R., and Campbell, R. (2007). Instructor’s Resource Manual for Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication 5th edition (Also 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st ed.). New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
Fabos, B. (2004). Wrong Turn on the Information Superhighway: Education and the Commercialization of the Internet, New York: Columbia University Teachers College Press.
Fabos, B. (2014). The Trouble with Iconic Images: Historical Timelines and Public Memory. Visual Communication Quarterly, 21(4): 223-235.
Fabos, B. (2006). The Commercial Search Engine Industry and Alternatives to the Oligopoly. EastBound, an international refereed journal in the field of media and cultural studies, published three times a year by the Centre for New Media Research, Budapest. (1-1). [Online]. Available: http://www.eastbound.eu/journal/2006-1/
Fabos, B. (Spring, 2005). The Commercialized Web: Challenges for Libraries and Democracy. Guest Editor, Library Trends. Winter, 2005.
Lewis, C. and Fabos, B. (October/November/December 2005). Instant Messaging, Literacies, and Social Identities. Reading Research Quarterly, Vol. 40, No. 4: 470-500. Available: http://www.reading.org/Library/Retrieve.cfm?D=10.1598/RRQ.40.4.5&F=RRQ-40-4Lewis.html
Lewis, C., Ketter, J., and Fabos, B. (2001). Reading Race in a Rural Context. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 14(3): 317-350.
Fabos, B. (2001). Forcing the Fairytale: Narrative Strategies in Women’s Figure Skating Competition Coverage. Culture, Sport and Society.
Fabos, B. (2000, May). ZapMe! Zaps You. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 43(8): 720-725.
Lewis, C., and Fabos, B. (2000). But Will It Work in the Heartland? A Response and Illustration. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 43(5): 462-469.
Fabos, B., and Young, M. D. (1999, fall). Telecommunications in the Classroom: Rhetoric vs. Reality. Review of Educational Research, 69(3): 217-259.
Fabos, B., & Martin, C. R. (1998). Imagining the Perfect School: Popular Representations of Educational Technology. The Review Journal of Philosophy & Social Science, No. 1 & 2: 63-82.
Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters
Fabos, B., Poznan, K.E., and Waters, L. M. (2018, forthcoming). Combining Photomontage, Graphic Memoir, and Interactive Timeline to Tell the History of Hungary. In Rebecca Rouse & Mara Dionisio (Eds.), Looking Forward, Looking Back: Interactive Digital Storytelling and Hybrid Art-Scholarship Approaches. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon ETC Press.
Fabos, B., Carr Childers, L., and Golitsynskiy, S. (2016). Digital Literacy, Public History, and FORTEPAN IOWA. In J. Frechette and R. Williams, Media Education for a Digital Generation. New York: Routledge.
Fabos, B. (2013). Visual Literacy: Aesthetics, Semiotics, and the Truth Behind and Image. In J. Jensen, D. Gomery, R. Campbell, B. Fabos and J. Frechette (Eds.), Media IN Society, New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press.
Fabos, B. (2011). Critical Media Literacy: Critiquing Corporate Media with Radical Production. In J. Peck and I. Stole, A Moment of Danger: Critical Studies in the History of U.S. Communication since 1945 (pp. 361-388). Marquette, MI: Marquette University Press.
Lewis, C. & Fabos, B. (2008). Instant Messaging, Literacies, and Social Identities. . Reprinted in D.J. Leu, J. Coiro, M. Knobel & C. Lankshear (Eds.). Handbook of Research on New Literacies (pp. 1109-1159). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Fabos, B. (2008). The Price of Information: Critical Literacy, Education and Today’s Internet. In D.J. Leu, J. Coiro, M. Knobel & C. Lankshear (Eds.). Handbook of Research on New Literacies (pp. 1109-1159)). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Fabos, B. (2006). Learning Through Critical Literacy: Why Google is Not Enough. Joe Lockard and Mark Pegrum, Eds., Brave New Classrooms: Educational Democracy and the Internet (pp. 169-188) New York: Peter Lang.
Fabos, B. (2006). Search Engine Anatomy: The Industry and its Commercial Structure. In (Cushla Kapitske and Chip Bruce, Eds.), Libr@ries: Changing Information Space and Practices. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Fabos, B. (2001). Forcing the Fairytale: Narrative Strategies in Women’s Figure Skating Competition Coverage. In Stephen G. Wieting (ed.) Sport and Memory in North America (pp. 185-212). London: Frank Cass Publishers.
Fabos, B. (1999). From Rags to Riches: The Story of Class Advancement in Women’s Figure Skating Coverage, in Mediated Women: Representations of Women in Popular Culture, Meyers, M. ed., Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, Inc.
Fabos, B (2014). Visual Communication and the Digital Turn. From: The Digital Turn: A Roundtable. Jim O’loughlin, Bettina Fabos, David Grant, and Adrienne Lamberti. UNIVERSITAS. Vol. 9, 2013-2014. [Online]. https://www.uni.edu/universitas/article/visual-communication-and-digital-turn
Fabos, B. (2007). Rejoinder to “Positioning and Identity in Chinatown: The SARS Outbreak.” Pedagogies: An International Journal. Edited by Allan Luke and published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Volume: 1, Number: 1-4 2006.
Fabos, B. (2002). Instant Messaging. In (B. Guzetti, Ed.), Literacy in America: An Encyclopedia. New York: ABC: CLIO.
Martin, C. R. , & Fabos, B. (1998). Wiring the Kids: The TV Ad Blitz to Get the Internet into Home and School. Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture, 6 (September), http://www.imagesjournal.com.
Martin, C. R. & Fabos, B. (1997). Finding the Pulse of Athletic Human Drama. Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture, 3, (March) http://www.qni.com/~ijournal/index.html.
Fabos, B. and Mitchell, K. (2011, April.) Book Review: “Professing to Learn: Creating Tenured Lives and Careers in the American Research University,” UNIVERSITAS: the University of Northern Iowa Journal of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity. Cedar Falls: University of Northern Iowa, 6(2).
Fabos, B. (2001). Book review, “Weaving a Virtual Web: Practical Approaches to New Information Technologies,” Harvard Educational Review 71(1), 130-135.
2018 Best of Web award, Association for the Education of Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, D.C., August, 2018. FINALIST
2018 Creative Projects Competition, Association for the Education of Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, D.C., August, 2018. FINALIST
American Advertising Federation Silver Addy for video promotion. Awarded for the Interactive Digital Studies Promotional video, March 2014.
Prometheus Award Finalist. Awarded for the Interactive Digital Studies website, in the Innovation in Teaching category, 2013.
University Book and Supply Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Northern Iowa, April 1, 2009.
Grand Prize Winner of Faculty/Student Collaboration ($1500). Free Speech and Fair Use Contest. University Film and Video Association (2006, August). [Online: http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/videos/sets/critical_media/]
Apex Award, Multimedia & Interactive Publications, Development Project, Interactive Media Studies Capstone (2006, Spring.)
Delta Kappa Gamma Educator’s Award. “This award recognizes outstanding women authors whose work may influence the direction of thought and action necessary to meet the needs of today’s complex society.” (August, 2005).
D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize for the top dissertation at the University of Iowa, 2002. “Nominees’ dissertations represent highly original work that is an unusually significant contribution to their fields. Each year the winner of the D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize has been the University of Iowa’s nominee in the national competition for the Council of Graduate Schools/University Microfilms International Distinguished Dissertation Award.” (2002)
Howard R. Jones Achievement Award for “a student in a graduate program in the College of Education at the University of Iowa who has made a noteworthy scholarly presentation at a national professional conference or who has published a significant scholarly article in a reputable professional journal or other substantial work.” (2001)
Newton Television Foundation Outstanding Student Video Award for Lessons at the New England Film and Video Festival, Boston, MA (1992).
Certificate of Merit Award for Breakfast in America at the Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, IL (1992).
Best Film of the Year Award for Breakfast in America at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1991).
Professional Development Assignment (PDA) (Awarded to research “Adapting FORTEPAN IOWA to K-12 Classrooms,” Fall and Spring 2017-18.
Fulbright Research Fellowship in Budapest Hungary, with the Open Society Archive. Awarded to work on an Interactive Chronology of Hungarian History: 1848-1956. U.S. Government, Spring 2013.
Professional Development Assignment (PDA) (Awarded to research an Interactive Chronology of Hungarian History: 1848-1956, Fall 2012.
Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for a doctoral candidate who brings fresh insights to “the history, theory, and practice of formal or informal education practices in the world.” (2001-2002)
Presidential Fellowship, University of Iowa (1998-2001).
The NEA Regional Media Arts Fellowship (1993).