Dr. Spaulding has experience in print, broadcast and online journalism. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Media Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2005. Prior to her appointment at Towson University in 2007, she was a reporter at the San Bernardino (Calif.) Sun and an associate professor of journalism at Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Md. Her research focuses on the history of Baltimore journalism. She has been published in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, American Journalism, Journalism History, Journalism Studies and Literary Journalism Studies. Most Fridays, she can be found at the weekly meeting of the Aging Newspaperman's Club in East Baltimore.