Tasha has been a communication professor, researcher, and practitioner for over 15 years. She currently holds a professorship in communication studies at the University of Toledo and has three degrees in communication, including a P.h.D., which she earned in 2015 from the University of South Florida. Tasha’s research focuses on the complex and increasingly interwoven relationship between media and life. Her work has been published in a variety of scholarly outlets, including Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, The Journal of Social Media in Society, the International Review of Qualitative Research, the Journal of Autoethnography, and more. She is also the author of an international award-winning book, Talking White Trash (Routledge, 2019).
Tasha teaches a wide variety of courses, including interpersonal communication, social media, public speaking, communication theory, research methods, critical media studies, gender communication, and more. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Tasha worked as a Promotions and Marketing Director for a media company. She also has extensive experience facilitating conversations about and consulting organizations on matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion.