affiliations of non-academic members are listed only for identification
- Jennifer P. Brown,
former editor, Kentucky New Era, Hopkinsville; co-chair for progamming
Alexander, independent writer and playwright, Murray, Ky.
independent journalist, Editorial Services, Washington, D.C.
former dean, University of Kentucky Libraries
Bishop, founding co-publisher, Daily Yonder; author, The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart
retired Standard & Poor's equity research managing director,
Alice Brown, Burlington, N.C., president emeritus, Appalachian College Association
Cirillo, founder, Clearfork Community Collaborative, Eagan, Tenn.
Clinton, CEO, Cenla Advantage Partnership,
Alexandria, La.; former president, Southern Growth Policies Bd.
Davis, president, Center for Rural Strategies, Whitesburg,
M. 'Mike' Duncan,
president, Inez (Ky.) Deposit Bank; member and former chair, Republican
National Committee; former chair, Tennessee Valley Authority
Tom Eblen, retired managing editor and columnist, Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader
Ron Eller, retired University of Kentucky historian and author, Uneven Ground: Appaalchia Since 1945; former director, UK Appalachian Center; co-principal investigator
on initiative to create the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues
Gish, editor, The Mountain Eagle,
Greider, national affairs correspondent,
The Nation; author, Who Will Tell the People?
and The Education of David Stockman and other
Elizabeth Hansen, Lexington, Ky.,
IRJCI Steering Committee chair; retired Foundation Professor of Journalism,
Eastern Kentucky University
former publisher, Ledger-Independent, Maysville, Ky.
Hille, executive diredctor, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development, Berea, Ky.
Jones, retired director, Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics
and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard
International Security Program outreach director and Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative director, Center for Strategic and International Studies; former anchor, News Channel 8 (WJLA-TV); Washington, D.C.
Gay Legg, USDA Rural Development Kentucky director; former Rural Utilities Service administrator and Appalachian Regional Commission alternate co-chair
Leonard, founding dean, Wake Forest University. Divinity School,
Lowe, director, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Ill.
Tenn., former publisher, The Martin Countian, Inez, Ky.
- Lois Mateus, past chair; partner in redevelopment of East Market Street in Louisville; contributor to The Harrodsburg Herald; former Brown-Forman Corp. executive
Appalachian director, Steele-Reese Foundation, Lexington, Ky.
Ray, former executive director, West Virginia Public Broadcasting,
Rosenberg, founding director, Appalachian Research and Defense Fund
of Kentucky, Prestonsburg, Ky.
Ross, producer and co-writer, James Agee Film Project,
producer, Kentucky Educational Television, Lexington
past chair, Georgetown, Ky; consultant and former Kentucky commissioner of public health
former Kentucky bureau chief, The Associated Press, Louisville
chair emeritus, Lexington, Ky.; former host of "Comment on Kentucky;" former
owner and editor of Kentucky and Tennessee newspapers; former
Appalachian Regional Commission federal co-chair
Turner , Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education,
Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Tennessee
publisher, Freeman Courier, Freeman, S.D.
fomer vice president for communications, Kentucky Association of Electric
White, former federal
co-chair, Appalachian Regional Commission
Wilson, former president, West Virginia Humanities
Council, Cottageville, W. Va.