Assistant Professor Erin Schauster holds a doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Schauster’s research focuses on the ethical and educational implications of strategic communications practices. Her research examines moral reasoning and moral development, ethical problems media practitioners face, processes of normative decision making, and how changing media practices and aspects of organizational culture impact strategic communication ethics and education. Schauster’s work is published in multidisciplinary books and journals including American Behavioral Scientist, Journal of Advertising Education, Journal of Current Issues & Research in Advertising, Journal of Media Ethics, among others.
Between earning her bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and her doctorate, Schauster worked as an account executive at advertising agencies in St. Louis and Nashville.