PhD from Purdue University
Vicky Ortiz joined the Communications Media Department in 2013 after finishing her PhD at Purdue University, where she studied the role communication plays in how student activist organizations get their voices heard.
Here at IUP, she most often teaches COMM 101 to welcome students to the communications media major. Additionally, she enjoys teaching courses about gender and media effects. At the graduate level, Ortiz teaches the qualitative research methods course.
Ortiz enjoys spending time with her family and is an avid football fan—just ask anyone who goes up against her in fantasy football.