Cindy Royal completed Ph.D. studies in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2005. At UT, she focused on the effects of the Internet on communication and culture. Her dissertation was on how gendered spaces frame women’s relationship with the Internet. Prior to doctoral studies, Dr. Royal had a long career in Marketing at Compaq Computer in Houston and NCR Corporation in Dayton, OH. She has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Richmond and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Additional detail regarding her education and experience can be found on her online resume. She teaches Web and online media, both skills and concepts.
She hosts her own concert review Web site, On That Note, writes for Texas Music magazine, and enjoys working on other Web design projects. She also hosts a tech blog at tech.cindyroyal.net. For fun, she likes to go out to hear live music, and she enjoys kayaking and jogging on Town Lake in Austin.