Jobia Keys

Dr. Jobia Keys is a wife, mother of two young children, author and Professor of Communication. Her research centers on media literacy, media representations and entertainment education. She is regularly invited to speak on topics such as gender, race and class representations in media, strategic communication planning, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Her first children's book, Grand Angel, was published in 2015, and her research has been published in The Journal of Children and Media. When she is not spending time with her family, writing, or reading, she is traveling, listening to great music, cooking, and volunteering in her community. You can find her on Instagram.

5 Steps to Help Your Kids Master Virtual Learning

5 Steps to Help Your Kids Master Virtual Learning

Many schools are offering 100% virtual learning for the school year. For parents whose children will be participating in distance learning, here is a list of things you can do to help your children have a productive school year from home.

White Parents Must Have 'The Talk' With Their Children: Here Are Three Ways to Start

White Parents Must Have ‘The Talk’ With Their Children: Here Are Three Ways to Start

I’ve been a communication professor for 9 years, and one of my favorite courses to teach is Intercultural Communication. During the first week of class, I open a conversation about culture and race by asking my students to discuss their racial identity. As we make our way around the room, what tends to happen is my white students get noticeably uncomfortable when I ask, “What is your race, and what does it mean to you?” It is tough for them to say, “I am white,” and even daunting to discuss what their whiteness means to them.