Dr. Kim Bissell

Dr. Kim Bissell is a Professor in the College of Communication and Information Sciences and serves as the College’s Associate Dean for Research. She is the Southern Progress Endowed Professor in Magazine Journalism and also serves as the University of Alabama’s Director of Undergraduate Research. She launched Alpine Living Magazine in 2005 and has supervised the publication of all seven issues (www.alpinelivingua.com). She also launched VIDA Magazine in 2016, and her students have produced two issues of VIDA with the most recent publication being in 2018 (www.vidamagazineua.com). She has traveled internationally with students ten times in their production of various print and online magazines, and the magazines she has supervised have won more than 24 national awards. She conducts research in the area of health communication, and studies the social effects of media specific to children and health outcomes.  

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