Meadows School of the Arts 2021
Camille Kraeplin, associate professor of journalism in Meadows School of the Arts, joined SMU in 1998. She earned B.A. and Master of International Journalism degrees from Baylor University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Texas. She also worked as a newspaper and magazine editor for nearly a decade with The Dallas Morning News, Austin American-Statesman and DFW Home & Garden Magazine. At SMU, she served as the inaugural faculty director of the Division of Journalism's fashion media program, which began in 2010. She helped build the program into a popular major at Meadows and launched the award-winning SMU Look fashion and lifestyle magazine. She also served as co-chair of SMU's President's Commission on the Status of Women and on the Women's and Gender Studies board. She also was an officer and conference chair of the Commission on the Status of Women for the National Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She has published numerous articles and presented conference papers focusing on issues of convergence journalism and on media portrayals of women and minority groups, particularly in fashion-related publications and social media. Her research has been supported by both University Research Council and Meadows faculty development grants. She retires as professor emerita of journalism.