K. Maja Krakowiak

 Assistant Professor

Contact Info
Office Phone: 719-255-4116
Email Address: mkrakow2@uccs.edu

~ Courses Taught ~

  • Principles and Practices of Advertising
  • Mass Media and Society
  • Graduate Communication Research Methods 
  • Communication Law

~ Education ~

  • B.S., University of Utah
  • Ph.D. Penn State University

~ Background Information ~

Dr. Maja Krakowiak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. She teaches courses in mass media, advertising, research methods, and law. Her research interests include the psychological and social effects of media, with a focus on entertainment and morality. Specifically, her recent work has examined audience responses to morally ambiguous characters, such as Dexter Morgan on the television show "Dexter" and Walter White on "Breaking Bad." Her work has appeared in the Journal of CommunicationMass Communication and Society, the International Journal of Arts and TechnologyMedia EffectsAdvances in Theory and Research, and Ethics and Entertainment: Essays on Media Culture and Media Morality.