Dr. Finney's research strives to combine the insights and methodologies of conflict theory and mass communication theories into a broad approach for understanding international conflict and the relationship between conflict and media. His teaching is interdisciplinary, and focuses on news writing, media theory, conflict analysis and media literacy.

Dr. Finney employs an interactive and inclusive approach to the classroom, which emphasizes active learning and student engagement.

Educational Background

  • M.S., Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University's Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Ph.D. Mass Communication, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Colorado at Boulder