Andrew C. Billings (Ph.D., Indiana University, 1999) is the Ronald Reagan Chair of Broadcasting in the
Department of Journalism & Creative Media at the University of Alabama. He has published over 200 journal articles and
book chapters along with 20 book projects, the majority of which pertain to issues of media content and effects.
Scott Parrott (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013) is an associate professor and
Phifer Fellow in the Department of Journalism & Creative Media at the University of Alabama. His research examines media
stereotypes, focusing on the stigmatization of mental illness.