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Renee Martin-Kratzer

Adjunct Instructor, West Virginia University

Ph.D. (University of Missouri)

Renee Martin-Kratzer earned her doctorate and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri. She worked five years as an assistant professor at the University of Florida and now teaches online for different universities. Her professional experience includes working as a design editor for the  Columbia Daily Tribune , the founding managing editor of  Missouri Life  magazine and as a web editor to an education site. She has taught a variety of classes ranging from feature writing to design to research methods. In 2009, she was selected as the University of Florida’s College of Journalism’s Teacher of the Year. Her research focuses on the effects of disturbing images and the use of anonymous sources in various media. She lives with her husband and four children in Columbia, Mo.