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Beth Downey

Elizabeth Downey


Associate Professor / Communication Librarian





Phone: (662) 325-3834
Mailing address: 395 Hardy Road P.O. Box 5408, Mississippi State, MS 39762

Research Interests

Popular Culture
Social Media
Academic Integrity
Fandom and Media Studies
Graphic Novels and Comics

Teaching Areas

General Library Research and Information Literacy, Communication, Academic Integrity, EndNote, Evaluating Online Sources and Misinformation, Social Media, Popular Culture, Graphic Novels and Comics


  • National -Popular Culture Association (PCA) Executive Board (Secretary)
  • PCA Libraries, Archives & Museums Subject Area
  • PCA Allen Ellis Digital Research Award Committee
  • Research Committee
  • Library - Assessment Committee
  • Subject Support Committee
  • Promotion & Tenure Committee


Book an hour with me, and I can help guide your research in communication, journalism, public relations, broadcasting, speech and rhetoric, and theatre. I can also assist you with your questions about EndNote software, citation and plagiarism, social media, misinformation and source evaluation, popular culture scholarship, graphic novels & comics, and visual literacy.

Schedule an Appointment

CV or Resume