Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae


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


Graduate Assistant, University of Iowa, August 2016-Present


Peer Reviewed Publications

Stoldt, R., Wellman, M., Ekdale, B., & Tully, M. (2019, March). Professionalizing and profiting: The rise of intermediaries in the social media influencer industrySocial Media + Society, 5(1), 1–11.

Book Reviews

Stoldt, R. (2018, November). Localizing Hollywood by Courtney Brannon Donoghue. Media Industries Journal. Available at;rgn=main

Conference Presentations

Stoldt, R. (2019, August). Just One More Episode: Binge-Watching Poetics and Big Data in Non-Linear Television Portal. Paper to be presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Toronto (National Meeting).

Stoldt, R. (2018, September). “They can now be seen”: Netflix and the cost of transnational audiences for independent film producers. Paper presented at the FlowTV Roundtables, Austin, TX. (National Meeting)

Wellman, M., Stoldt, R., Tully, M., & Ekdale, B. (2018, August). Ethics of Authenticity: Travel Influencers and the Production of Sponsored Content. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington D.C. (National Meeting). Presentation

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). 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

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

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.


Graduate Teaching Fellow, The Center for Teaching, University of Iowa, May 2019

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 (Teaching assistant, instructor of weekly lab section).

JMC2010: Journalistic Reporting and Writing (Teaching assistant, instructor of weekly lab section).

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). Syllabus unavailable due to Wichita State University copyright.

COMM190: Introduction to Human Communication (Teaching assistant, frequent lecturer). Syllabus

COMM626: Integrated Marketing Communications Campaigns (Teaching assistant). Syllabus


Managing Editor (Summer 2019-Present), Journal of Communication Inquiry

Vice President (Summer 2018-Spring 2019), Graduate Student Senate, University of Iowa

Reviews Editor (Summer 2018-Spring 2019), Journal of Communication Inquiry

President (Fall 2017-Spring 2018), School of Journalism and Mass Communication Graduate Student Association, University of Iowa

Advisory Board Member (Summer 2017-Spring 2018), Journal of Communication Inquiry

Student Representative (2015-2016), The Sunflower Publishing Board, Wichita State University