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

Conference Presentations

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).

Stoldt, R. (2018, March). Selling Nostalgia: Transmedia Storytelling in Video Game-Inspired Films. Paper to be presented at the Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Indianapolis, IA. (National Meeting).

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.


Top paper in the Division of Communication and Aging, National Communication Association, 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)

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


President (2017-Present), Secretary (2016-2017), School of Journalism and Mass Communication Graduate Student Association, University of Iowa

Senator (2017-Present), Graduate Student Senate University of Iowa

Advisory Board Member (2017-Present), Journal of Communication Inquiry

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