Jeslyn Lemke, PhD
Dr. Jeslyn Lemke is a journalist and assistant professor of journalism at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. She earned her PhD in Media Studies from University of Oregon with a specialization in journalism and international communication in December 2017. Drawing on five years as a print journalist in Washington State and multiple reporting trips to francophone West Africa, Lemke teaches introductory reporting skills across digital and print platforms, media theory and international communication with a focus on media usage in sub-Saharan Africa. Lemke was a tenure-track journalism professor at Rhode Island College from 2018 to 2019. She won a fellowship to attend the 2019 PhDigital Media Bootcamp at Texas State University, funded by the Knight Foundation. She spent December 2018 reporting in Ivory Coast, West Africa.