Erica Bailey earned her bachelor’s degrees in public relations and philosophy from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. She went on to earn her master’s degree in communication from Virginia Tech where she taught public speaking and assisted in media and public relations courses.
At Penn State, she has served as a research assistant, teaching assistant and taught a media effects course. She has published her work in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media and Psychology of Popular Media Culture. Her primary research interests include media effects, emotion and media selection. Her dissertation will explore how co-viewing influences media experiences.