Steve Thomsen is a professor and the international media studies coordinator in the Communications department. He has received national acclaim for his research on media effects and eating disorders. He has been interviewed by the TV Magazine 20/20 and cited in Time Magazine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and several international media outlets.
Thomsen received his doctorate in mass communication from the University of Georgia (1994), his M.A. in journalism from Ball State University (1984), and his B.A. in communications from BYU (1982).
Thomsen has worked as editor of corporate publications for Toyota U.S.A. and as a reporter for the Cincinnati Post.