Jessica Castonguay is an assistant professor in the Department of Advertising at Temple University. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 2014 with a PhD in communication and spent the following year as a postdoctoral fellow of the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center. Prior to joining the Department of Advertising full time in July 2015, Castonguay worked as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Strategic Communication.
Her research examines child-targeted advertising and focuses on the ethical and legal implications of such messages. Her research has been published in numerous academic journals, including Communication Research, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and Communication Law and Policy. Additionally, she has extensive experience as an instructor, teaching courses such as Children’s Media, Introduction to Communication, Media Effects, and Public Speaking.