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Melissa Greene-Blye

Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Stauffer-Flint Hall, room 205A
University of Kansas
1435 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Melissa Greene-Blye worked as an anchor and reporter during 20 years in the news business covering local news in television markets big and small. She enjoys using her knowledge and experience to educate the newest generation of journalists.

Melissa is an enrolled citizen of the Miami Nation. Her research examines journalistic representations and negotiations of American Indian identity past and present. Most recently, her work has been published in Journalism History. She has presented research at the American Journalism Historians Association annual conference as well as the Joint Journalism Conference held in New York City each year.


University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Ph.D., Communication and Information

University of Missouri, Columbia. M.A., Journalism. Recipient of Chancellor’s Gus T. Ridgel Fellowship

Indiana University, Bloomington. B.A. with honors in Telecommunications and Political Science. Phi Beta Kappa

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