Delivered May 7th, 2019. Contributors: Uche M., Erika O. and
Best Colleges Contact Info Part 1
For the first 20 colleges in the Best Colleges link provided, we have provided the required information on the dean of the journalism department in each university as well as their email addresses in rows 3-22, columns A-D of the attached spreadsheet. Note that the title of the journalism departments in these universities vary. For example, Willow Bay is the dean of the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Tracy Sulkin is the dean of the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, while Ed Kelley is the dean of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma.
Best Colleges Contact Info Part 2
As requested, the colleges listed 21st to 40th in the provided link have been entered in the spreadsheet, and for each, we have provided the head of the unit housing the broadcasting or journalism program and his or her corresponding email address. The details, along with the sources, can be seen in rows 23-42, Columns A-D of the spreadsheet. We made sure that none of the colleges already entered in rows 3-22 were duplicated. As can be seen below, the title and the name of the department housing the broadcasting or journalism program varies from one college to another.
"Here, at the intersection of technology and communication, change is happening faster and more relentlessly than we’ve ever experienced. Communication — both the field and its disciplines — is at the heart of our culture, commerce and politics like never before, giving us unprecedented opportunities to connect, communicate and access information. Our world has been re-wired. And no one has left us a user’s manual."
"There is no place better equipped to take on this challenge. Our academic rigor puts USC Annenberg at the very top of the world’s communication schools. The excellence and energy of our faculty, our world-class facilities and our technological capabilities are second to none, as are our connections with our industries of practice.
This is a moment made for the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism."
"It is hard to think of a point in history when media has been more central to our lives, from how we connect with our friends and family to how we communicate and visualize scientific research to how we understand and shape the world around us. At this exciting and important time, the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is advancing new frontiers in media research and education. Our faculty are award-winning teachers who engage in cutting-edge scholarship and creative endeavor, and our flexible curriculum encourages students to explore their interests and prepares them to make a global impact."
"Charles N. Davis is the Dean of the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. He was appointed in 2013, after a long career in journalism.
Davis worked for ten years as a journalist after his graduation from North Georgia College, working for newspapers, magazines and a news service in Georgia and Florida before leaving full-time journalism to complete a masters degree from the University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and to earn a doctorate in mass communication from the University of Florida. He spent 14 years as a faculty member, including four as department chair at the Missouri School of Journalism. Davis also spent five years at Mizzou as Executive Director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition."
"Ed Kelley was named dean of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma in March 2016 after serving nearly eight months as interim dean. He is a veteran news executive, coming to OU from Salt Lake City, where he was senior contributing editor at the Deseret News. He also has served as editor of The Washington Times, in Washington, D.C., and The Oklahoman, in Oklahoma City."
"Tom Reichert, professor and head of the department of advertising and public relations at the University of Georgia, has been named dean of the College of Information and Communications at the University of South Carolina.
As dean, Reichert will oversee both the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the School of Library and Information Science. He will replace Charles Bierbauer, who is retiring as dean after leading the college since 2002."
"Amy Struthers, Professor of Advertising and CoJMC Graduate Chair, teaches promotional strategy, copywriting and integrated marketing communication campaigns. She is the faculty founder of Jacht, University of Nebraska–Lincoln's student advertising agency, supported by investment firm Nebraska Global. She received the College Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2011, the American Advertising Federation's Most Promising Minority Student Nominator award in 2010, was selected as a scholar in the Advertising Educational Foundation's Visiting Professor Program in 2006 -- posted at McCann Erickson New York -- and received the college's Outstanding Faculty Service Award in 2005."
"Kathleen Richardson worked at The Des Moines Register for 20 years in a variety of newsroom jobs: copy editor and copy desk chief, wire editor, news editor, features editor, book reviewer and columnist."
"Dr. Sparks is the inaugural Dean of the School of Communication and Endowed Professor at Chapman University, Orange, CA. (see Message from the Dean on vimeo). She previously served as Chair of the Department of Communication Studies and Founding Head/Director of the Master of Science graduate program in Health and Strategic Communication. Dr. Sparks was competitively selected as an International Fellow by the Faculty Graduate School and Department of Communication Science at Vriet Universitiet Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2015-17 and has served as Full Member of the Chao Family/NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, Irvine in the School of Medicine, Division of Population Sciences; and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention, Program in Public Health."
"Dean Nelson writes occasionally for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, San Diego Magazine, Christianity Today, Sojourners, and several other national publications. He has won several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for his reporting, and has written or co-written 14 books. Nelson is a frequent speaker at writing workshops and retreats. "
"He became the chair of the Department of Communication Arts in 2009. Since its beginning in 2008, the Union Debate Team has won the International Public Debate Association’s championship tournament twice, the novice season-long sweepstakes championship three times, and the varsity season-long sweepstakes championship twice. The team has amassed multiple individual debate and speaker awards as well."
"Steven Classen joined the university in 2014 to serve as professor and chair of the Department of Communication, Journalism and Cinematic Arts. He arrived with nearly 30 years of higher education experience, including 19 years as a professor and graduate program advisor in the California State University system."