Dr. Jerralyn Moudry
Associate Professor of Communication


  • Ph.D. Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008). Dissertation: "Perceived Value Congruence and Family Communication Pattern as Predictors of Parental Television Mediation."
    • Ph.D. Minor in Sociology
    • Ph.D. Minor in Human Development and Family Studies
  • M.S. Family and Consumer Journalism, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2004)
  • B.A. Journalism, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1999). Emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising
    • Business Certificate


I have always been a fan of television and remember how excited I was to learn that I could study television for a living when I was a sophomore in college. My primary area of interest is broadcast media effects. I am particularly interested in how the family as a social unit is affected by the television set in their homes. Teaching at WLC has allowed me to focus on additional areas including sport and health communication. I also teach the writing for mass communication course and have the privilege of being the faculty advisor for the student newspaper, The SWORD. My husband, Cory, and I live in Oregon, Wis., with our daughter and son.

Courses Taught

Current courses are in bold.

  • Com 101 Introduction to Communication
  • Com 201 Introduction to Professional Communication
  • Com 203 Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Com 302 Writing for Mass Communication
  • Com 305 Family Communication
  • Com 315 Persuasion
  • Com 340 Health Communication
  • Com 403 Contemporary Issues in Mass Communication
  • Com 405 Sport Communication


Moudry, J. (2010). "'Sports Are Good for Kids to See': Parents' Perceptions That Televised Sports Are Consistent With Their Values." A Mirror of Our Culture: Sport and Society in America. Conference presentation. St. Norbert College: Green Bay, WI. May 28, 2010.

Moudry, J. (2009). "Communication: The Key to Success." Panel moderator. God's People are Differently Abled Autism Workshop. Madison, WI. March 28, 2009.

Moudry, J. and Kveen, L. (2008). "Service Learning: A Truly Active Tool For Exploring, Explaining and Engaging – A Student Perspective on an Assignment. Healthy Options Tosa Campaign for the Wauwatosa Wisconsin Public Health Department." Central States Communication Association Conference. Madison, WI. April 11, 2008.

Moudry, J. (2007). "From the big bubble to the small bubble." National Communication Association Convention. Chicago, IL. November 15, 2007.

Professional Committees and Service

  • The SWORD Student Newspaper Faculty Advisor (2006-present)
  • Assessment Committee (2007-present; chair 2009-present)
  • Institutional Review Board (2009-present)
  • Reviewer for Wisconsin Communication Association Journal (2008)

Professional Organizations

  • National Communication Association