Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication, Expected 2020, University of Iowa
M.A. in Communication, 2016, Wichita State University
B.A. in Integrated Marketing Communications, 2016, Wichita State University
University of Iowa
Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2016-Present
Wichita State University
Instructor, June 2016-July 2016
Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2014-May 2016
Graduate Research Assistant, Summer 2014, Summer 2015
Wellman, M., Stoldt, R., Tully, M., & Ekdale, B. (2018, August). Ethics of Authenticity: Travel Influencers and the Production of Sponsored Content. Paper to be presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington D.C. (National Meeting)
Stoldt, R., Wellman, M., Ekdale, B., Tully, M. (2018, June). Bridging the gap: Influencers, destination marketers, and intermediaries in the changing travel and tourism media industry. Paper to be presented at the International Communication Association, Prague (National Meeting).
Stoldt, R. (2018, April). “They can now be seen”: Netflix and the cost of transnational audiences for independent film producers. Paper presented at the Big 10 Mini Conference, Madison, WI. (Regional Meeting). Presentation
Stoldt, R. (2018, March). Selling Nostalgia: Transmedia Storytelling in Video Game-Inspired Films. Paper presented at the Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Indianapolis, IA. (National Meeting). Presentation
Freeman, J. & Stoldt, R. (2017, November). Grandma or Mommy: Familial Labeling as Constructs of Identity in Grandfamilies. Paper presented and awarded top paper in the Division of Communication and Aging at the National Communication Association National Conference, Dallas, TX. (National Meeting). Presentation
Stoldt, R. (2017, August). Netflix and independent producers: Sense8 and local production. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. (National Meeting).
Stoldt, R. (2017, August). Appealing to Niche Markets: A Typology of Transmedia Storytelling for Digital Television. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Conference, Chicago, IL. (National Meeting). Poster
Bertapelle, J.D., & Tiernan, J., & Stoldt, R. (2016, November). What’s In A Name?: Labels and Identity In Grandparent-Headed Families. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America’s 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL. (National Meeting). Poster
Stous, B., Kim, W., Vermillion, M., Stoldt, R., Choi, W. (2016, February). Examination of Sponsorship Effectiveness at a Minor Professional Sporting Event. Paper presented at the Applied Sport Management Association Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA. (National Meeting).
Stoldt, R. (2015, February). Binge-Watching: The Emergence of Instant Gratification Television Culture. Paper presented at the meeting of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Albuquerque, NM. (Regional Meeting).
Professional Research Reports
Kim, W., Vermillion, M., Stoldt, R., Stous, B., Elliott, B. & Poe, M. (2015, August). Consumer Behavior & Sponsorship Effectiveness Study at 2015 Air Capital Classic. Paper presented at Air Capital Classic executive board meeting, Wichita, KS.
John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student—Teaching, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa, April 2018
Top paper in the Division of Communication and Aging, National Communication Association, November 2017
Graduate College Iowa Recruitment Fellowship, University of Iowa, June 2016
Outstanding Thesis of the Year, Wichita State University, May 2016
Ollie A. & J. O. Heskett Graduate Fellowship, Wichita State University, June 2015
Undergraduate Courses Taught (University of Iowa)
JMC2020: Multimedia Storytelling
JMC2010: Journalistic Reporting and Writing
JMC1100: Media Uses and Effects (Teaching assistant, instructor of weekly discussion sections). Lecture and Discussion Syllabi
Undergraduate Courses Taught (Wichita State University)
COMM111: Public Speaking (Instructor of Record).
COMM190: Introduction to Human Communication (Teaching assistant, frequent lecturer). Syllabus
COMM626: Integrated Marketing Communications Campaigns (Teaching assistant). Syllabus
Vice President (Summer 2018-Present), Graduate Student Senate, University of Iowa
Reviews Editor (Summer 2018-Present), Journal of Communication Inquiry
President (Fall 2017-Spring 2018), School of Journalism and Mass Communication Graduate Student Association, University of Iowa
Senator (Fall 2017-Spring 2018), Graduate Student Senate, University of Iowa
Advisory Board Member (Summer 2017-Spring 2018), Journal of Communication Inquiry
Secretary (Fall 2016-Spring2017), School of Journalism and Mass Communication Graduate Student Association, University of Iowa
Student Representative (2015-2016), The Sunflower Publishing Board, Wichita State University
Committee Member (2015), Communication Week Planning Committee, Wichita State University
President (2012-2013), Public Relations Student Society of America – WSU Chapter, Wichita State University
Secretary (2011-2013), Lambda Pi Eta (Wichita State Communication Honor Society), Wichita State University