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Kim Golombisky
Associate Professor/Interim Director


(813) 974-6934
Office: CIS 3114
Campus Mail: CIS 1040

Curriculum Vitae


In 2019, Kim Golombisky returned to the Zimmerman School as both a former faculty member and an alumna. Also a former advertising and public relations professional, she taught in the Z-School for 18 years. In 2011 she became graduate director in the USF Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, the second oldest such program in the United States. Her feminist scholarship focuses on constructions of gender in public discourse, including education, mass media, and popular culture. She has chaired the USF Title IX Committee and the Women’s Caucus of the National Communication Association. She earned a Top Scholar Award from the Organization for Research on Women and Communication, and she has been visiting faculty on diversity at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies.


Ph.D., Communication, University of South Florida, Tampa, 2001
M.A., Mass Communications, University of South Florida, Tampa, 1995
B.A., Journalism, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1982

Recent Publications

Golombisky, K. (Ed.) (2019). Feminist perspectives on advertising. What’s the big idea? Lanham, MD: Lexington/Rowman & Littlefield.

Golombisky, K., & Kreshel, P. (Eds.) (2017). Feminists, feminisms, and advertising. Some restrictions apply. Lanham, MD: Lexington/Rowman & Littlefield.

Hagen, R., & Golombisky K. (2017, 3rd ed.). White space is not your enemy: A beginner’s guide to communicating visually through graphic, web & multimedia design. New York: CRC/Focal Press, Taylor and Francis Group.