Kathleen Bartzen Culver

Kathleen Bartzen Culver is an associate professor of journalism and mass communications at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and is associate director of the Center for Journalism Ethics. She is also education curator for PBS MediaShift, where she helps advance innovation in journalism curricula and courses, and a visiting faculty member for the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.

Before joining the journalism department in 1999, Culver’s professional background ranged from police reporter to magazine editor to marketing manager. She was hired at UW–Madison to help launch an innovative converged curriculum to prepare students for a changing media landscape.

She has a doctorate in mass communication with an emphasis in media law and is currently studying the ethical implications of data, sensors and drones in journalism and emerging ethics in online commenting.