Speaking and Teaching

Dr. Stapleton is an experienced teacher and public speaker in the areas of politics, public policy, political communication and popular culture. Her recent and upcoming public appearances, speaking and teaching engagements include:

  • But I Don’t Look Sick” – panel on lupus awareness for teens at the 6th Annual Sisters Empowering Sisters Conference, Image Initiative, Inc., March 26, 2010, Syracuse, NY.
  • Featured Member” – On Purpose Networking for Women Anne Arundel County, March 16, 2010, Severna Park, MD.
  • Love in Action” – talk about social activism and mission for teens at Woodstream Christian Academy, March 4, 2010, Mitchellville, MD.
  • Song-In-Action: The Theory and Practice of Individuals and Communities Using Music to Bring About Social Change” – Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Annual Conference, November 5-8, 2009, Boston, MA.

Dr. Stapleton speaks at colleges, universities and middle and high schools about her areas of interest and career development. To book an event with Dr. Stapleton, email her at profstapleton@yahoo.com. Currently available talks include:

  • How Does a Song Mean? Music literacy skills for young adults.
  • Deconstructing the Dreamworld: Using Dreamworlds 3 to explore how music videos shape cultural attitudes about gender roles and sexuality.
  • Off the Tenure Track: Alternative Careers for Ph.D.s
  • But I don’t Look Sick: Living a Triumphant Life with Lupus


  • Politics of Popular Music
  • Mediating Political Issues
  • Politics and the Media
  • Media and Public Policy
  • Public Opinion
  • Introduction to American Politics