email: aschmitz (at) mail (dot) sdsu (dot) edu
office: PSFA 346
phone: (619) 594-3504
office hours: posted each semester
Amy Schmitz Weiss is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. In 2011, she was named a Dart Academic Fellow.
Dr. Schmitz Weiss is the founder and director of the Virtual Journalism Learning Center in Second Life, which is used to train journalism students and journalists on how to cover natural disasters and crisis situations. She also is a former journalist who has been involved in new media for more than a decade. She has worked in business development, marketing analysis and account management for several Chicago Internet media firms.
Dr. Schmitz Weiss has presented her research at several national and international conferences. Her research interests include online journalism, media sociology, news production, multimedia journalism and international communication. Her research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, as book chapters and in a book she co-edited.