Cheryl Pawlowski

Cheryl Pawlowski

Communication Studies Program
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 99 
Greeley, CO 80639

Office: Candelaria 1265B
Phone: (970) 351-2712
Fax: (970) 351-2336

Cheryl Pawlowski graduated Summa Cum Laude from Western Connecticut University with a BA in Anthropology and Sociology, and a minor in Communication. Dr. Pawlowski received an MA in Corporate and Political Communication at Fairfield University and earned a Ph.D. at New York University in Culture and Communication with an emphasis in Media Theory and Family Communication. In addition, Dr. Pawlowski spent a year at University of North Carolina in the School of Journalism as a visiting doctoral student and also studied one semester at Georgetown University’s Murray Bowen’s Family Institute. Her many publications include “Glued to the Tube”, a popular book dealing with the effects of television on the family and which led to hundreds of invited radio appearances. Also, Dr. Pawlowski has published numerous articles on masculinity in the media. Further, Dr. Pawlowski has traveled to many parts of the world and was a delegate to Communication in Athletics for the Disabled conferences at the invitation of the Queen of Qatar. Also, she has traveled extensively throughout China and Viet Nam to examine the role of women in advertisements. Dr. Pawlowski is the recipient of many teaching awards including the prestigious University of Colorado Teacher of the Year. She is recognized in Who’s Who in Business Professionals and Who’s Who in Colorado Professional Women. Dr. Pawlowski continues to be passionate about her work on the influence of the media on culture and will continue examining the topic through new technologies in social media.


  • Ph.D. at New York University in Culture and Communication with an emphasis in Media Theory and Family Communication
  • MA from Fairfield University in Corporate and Political Communication
  • BA from Western Connecticut University

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