Instructor, Ph.D. Student


  • Office Hours:

    By appointment.
  • Role:

    Graduate Student
  • Position:

    • Instructor, Ph.D. Student
  • Concentration:

    • Women's Use of Social Media
  • Department:

    • Journalism & Media Communication
  • Education:

    • M.S. Public Communication and Technology
  • Curriculum Vitae:


Emily Keats was born and raised in Stevens Point, WI. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State University. In August 2009, Keats moved to Fort Collins to pursue a Masters degree from Colorado State University. She completed her M.S. in Public Communication and Technology in the Department of Journalism and Technical Communication, as well as a graduate certificate in Womens Studies in 2012. Her Masters thesis examined haul videos posted on YouTube. In brief, a haul video is a short show-and-tell video generally created by young women (high school or college-age). This virtual phenomenon was analyzed through a cultural perspective and the moments of consumption, production, and identity were explored in depth. Keats plans to continue studying haul videos, as well the popular virtual bulletin board website, Pinterest, for her doctoral research. Keats is a third year Ph.D. student in the JTC Department at CSU. She teaches an undergraduate course about technical and professional communication as well as works as the Communications Manager for the CSU EcoCAR 2 team through the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Eventually, she would like to obtain a professorship that allows her to teach courses in communication and womens studies.


  • JTC 300

    Professional and Technical Communication – Course Objectives: To improve the student s ability to orally present and write clear, precise and accurate professional and technical information. Successful completion of JTC 300 will ensure that students have an awareness of and ability to implement basic strategies of written and oral communication for specialized purposes, contexts, and media. JTC 300 will focus on the skills necessary to successfully enter and thrive in the professional workforce.