Melissa Tully received her Ph.D. from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2011. She is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on the convergence of mobile and Internet technologies and how those working in civil society organizations grapple with these technologies. She has a regional interest in Africa and has conducted research in Kenya, Burundi, and Ghana. Melissa teaches courses in multimedia storytelling, social media, and nonprofit/philanthropy communication strategies. She has published in both scholarly communications journals and African studies journals, including Africa Today, Journalism, and Television and New Media. She is the co-vice head of the Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group at AEJMC.