Lauren Jaclyn DeCarvalho

Assistant Professor

What I do

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies, where I teach mostly film theory and criticism courses.

Professional Biography

Dr. DeCarvalho previously worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Arkansas. Her research focuses on the intersection of gender, race, and other identity markers within television and film. Dr. DeCarvalho's most recent project bridges the gap between on-screen and off-screen narratives of incarcerated women.


  • Ph.D., Mass Communications, Penn State University, 2013
  • MA, Media Studies, Penn State University, 2009
  • BA, Broadcast Journalism, Penn State University, 2006

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Teaching Online Short Course Certificate