Ph.D. in Communication, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia
MS in Electronic Media, Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
BA in Communication Studies, Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri
Adrienne Garvey spent 13 years in the television news industry before she started her teaching career. She worked as a reporter at KSPR in Springfield, Missouri; as a producer, a reporter, and a fill-in anchor at KODE in Joplin, Missouri; and spent 10 years at WGAL in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, one of the top-rated television stations in the country, as a producer and as Assignment Manager. While at WGAL, Garvey produced live coverage for Governor Ed Rendell’s Inaugurations, live Olympics shows for the 2002 & 2006 Winter Olympics as well as the 2004 & 2008 Summer Olympics. She was also part of the team that won a Regional Emmy Award for the coverage of the Amish school shooting in 2006.
Garvey’s research is in the field of trauma and journalism, how the news affects those who cover it. She has studied the effects of things like the Amish school shooting, the Joplin, Missouri, tornado of 2011, the public suicide of Budd Dwyer in 1987, and her dissertation focused on the use of comfort dogs as a coping mechanism for journalists in Orlando after the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016. Garvey’s research has won two first place awards at the Broadcast Education Association’s National Conference. She has presented that research, served on panels during the BEA Conference as well as serving as co-chair for the Radio News Division for the BEA’s Festival of Media Arts. Garvey has also had research presented at the Southeast Colloquium of AEJMC. Additionally, Garvey has been an evaluator for writing and photography for the Assemblies of God’s National Fine Arts Festival.
Garvey also serves as a certified lay chaplain with Christ in Action, a volunteer organization that assists people in crisis.
She and her husband, Jerry, have two children: Margaret and Nathaniel.