Melissa Greene-Blye

Melissa Greene-Blye
  • Affiliate Faculty, Indigenous Studies
  • Assistant Professor, School of Journalism

Contact Info

Stauffer-Flint Hall, room 205A
1435 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Melissa Greene-Blye worked as an anchor and reporter during 20 years in the news business covering local news in television markets big and small. She enjoys using her knowledge and experience to educate the newest generation of journalists.

Melissa is an enrolled citizen of the Miami Nation. Her research examines journalistic representations and negotiations of American Indian identity past and present. Most recently, her work has been published in Journalism History. She has presented research at the American Journalism Historians Association annual conference as well as the Joint Journalism Conference held in New York City each year.


Ph.D. in Communication and Information, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
M.A. in Journalism, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
B.A. in Telecommunications & Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
with honors