Dr. Julie D. O'Reilly earned her Ph.D. in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University, following corporate work as a marketing communications consultant, an M.S. in Journalism from Ohio University, and a B.A. in Communication and Writing from Millikin University. At Heidelberg, she teaches courses in communication, media and gender studies, including Mass Media in Society, Interpersonal Communication and Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies. Her research area is feminist media studies, with a focus on the representation of gender on television and in popular fiction. She has published in The Journal of American Culture and Clues: A Journal of Detection. She is completing a book about female television characters with supernatural or superhuman abilities that will be published by McFarland & Company.
- Author of Bewitched Again: Supernaturally Powerful Women on Television, 1996-2011 (published July 2013)
- Faculty Fellow of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation (attended week-long seminar in Hollywood, November 2013)
- Presented: “I Tweet The Biebs My Soul to Keep: Tweeting as Prayer in U.S. Celebrity Culture” at the 2013 Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association