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Allyson DeVito

Allyson DeVito

Allyson Beutke DeVito is a Senior Faculty Lecturer in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky. Since 2011, she has taught a variety of UK courses (CIS 110/111/112/300, JOU 204, ICT 316, UK 101) that focus on media writing, public speaking, business communication, interpersonal & intercultural communication, group communication skills and web accessibility.

A native Floridian, she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications and worked at National Public Radio affiliate WUFT-FM as a reporter, producer and anchor. She has received Florida Associated Press Awards and a Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for her reporting. She earned her Ph.D. in Communication and Information from the University of Tennessee in 2014, and her dissertation focused on the role of social media editors in television newsrooms.

For her master's work, DeVito produced a documentary that was screened at state and national film festivals. Behind Closed Doors: The Dark Legacy of the Johns Committee tells the story of a Florida legislative committee designed to weed out communism and homosexuality at state universities during the 1950s and 1960s.

DeVito served as the communications coordinator for UF's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and was editor of the college's alumni magazine and oversaw the production of graphics projects, website development and special events.

She has instructed students at four universities in a variety of disciplines, including media writing, feature reporting, radio and television reporting, online journalism, media law & ethics, mass communication & society, and public speaking.

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