Michele Kimball

Michele Kimball
Professorial Lecturer
School of Media and Public Affairs
805 21st Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Qualitative research methods, government transparency and access to government information, military family issues

Michele Kimball’s body of legal research focuses on government transparency and access to government information. She uses mixed research methods to evaluate the real-life applications of media law statutes and policies. Her research has appeared in Communication Law and PolicyGovernment Information Quarterly, the Journal of Media Law and Ethics, and the Newspaper Research Journal

Dr. Kimball is also the research director for the Military Family Advisory Network, where she oversees large-scale qualitative studies. She has been invited to present her findings at the White House, the Pentagon and the Capitol. She works directly with policymakers to determine how her research results can become solutions for gaps in support for military families.


Ph.D., University of Florida, 2001

Classes Taught

SMPA 2173 Media Law

SMPA 3194/3195/6270 Qualitative Research Methods