Meet the JASAT Editor


JASAT Editor Sharon Griff

Sharon Gripp, editor of the Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas, is going on her 11th year of service for the American Studies Association of Texas. She has served as JASAT’s managing editor since 2006.

Gripp is a senior lecturer at Baylor in the Department of Journalism, PR & New Media, which houses Baylor’s American Studies Program.She is the department’s director of undergraduate studies and director of curriculum. She teaches courses in PR, Editing and Writing for Media Markets.

Gripp is previous managing editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice journal, the leading scholarly journal in entrepreneurship published by Baylor University, 1994-2006.

She also served as editor of two national trade publications in health care for Stevens Publishing (1991-1994), and as a PR consultant and freelance writer for Ernst & Young and AT&T.

She has written numerous articles for national health care publications and continues to work in the health care field. Locally, she publishes Waco Health & Wellness magazine through her company, CBM Publishing.

Gripp’s accomplishments include working at Raytheon Technical Services Company on a multi-billion-dollar government proposal and completing the book, Historic McLennan County: An Illustrated History in 2014.

Gripp is interested in animal rights issues and has assisted in writing grant applications and coordinating efforts among groups to better serve the community. She enjoys reading and writing.



The founder of Critical Studies Blog, Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media at Baylor University. She specializes in new media portrayals of women and people of color. Her recent papers focus on the effects of the James Byrd Jr. dragging death on Jasper, Facebook hate groups, stereotypes of President Barack and Michelle Obama, male and female rappers’ differing views on the “independent woman,” and coverage of missing women.

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