“The way we collect and convey information is changing with increasing speed,” said Stefanie Wortman, PhD, “The study of new forms of media is crucial to understanding and adapting to these changes.”
As a 2010-2011 Mizzou Advantage – Preparing Future Faculty Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Missouri, one of Stefanie’s primary responsibilities was to develop courses to be taught by other instructors in the future.
“I hope to design and teach courses that will help students use the tools of different disciplines to answer a central question, such as how our understanding of poetry changes as we encounter it in different contexts and through different media,” said Stefanie.
Stefanie’s fellowship was a part of the Mizzou Advantage, a group of five interdisciplinary areas that help set MU apart from other institutions of higher learning. Stefanie’s area of focus was Media of the Future.
Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Stefanie has been a finalist in the National Poetry Series’ Open Competition for her manuscript In the Permanent Collection. Select poems from the manuscript have appeared in the Yale Review and the New Orleans Review.
Following her tenure as a Mizzou Advantage Postdoctoral Fellow, Stefanie took an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of English at MU (2011-2012) and then a Visiting Professor position at Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island (starting fall 2012).