Dr. Michael Throop

Position Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Journalism & Mass Communications
Office: Cray Seaberg Hall 102
Phone: 913.360.7391
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Dr. Michael Throop spent nearly 40 years on air in radio and television, with a majority of that time spent in broadcast journalism.

He began his teaching career in Spring, 2007, as a lecturer in the University of Kansas School of Journalism.
Michael joined Benedictine College in Fall,  2007, as an adjunct in the Journalism and Mass Communications Department, and was promoted to Assistant Professor in Fall 2019.
He works with students in all levels, teaching Media and Society as an introductory and General Education initiative, as well as creating departmental courses exploring the emergence of social media and its impact on journalism,  nonprofit communications, and the greater society.
  • B.A. Communications, City University of Seattle, Seattle WA (2002)
  • M.P.A.(Masters of Public Affairs-Non-Profit Leadership Concentration), Park University, Kansas City, MO (2007)
  • Ed.D, (Education Leadership Concentration), Northeastern University, Boston, MA (2018)
  • Certification in Social Media, Drury University, Springfield, MO (2010)
  • Advanced Certification in Media Literacy, Pauline Center for Media Studies, Los Angeles, CA (2019)