Steering Committee/ Academic Partners

  • Dr. Elizabeth Hansen, chair and foundation professor, Department of Communication, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond
  • Bill Allen, assistant professor, School of Journalism, and assistant professor of science journalism, College of Agriculture, University of Missouri
  • Dr. Paul Ashdown, professor, School of Journalism and Electronic Media, College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Tamara Baldwin, professor and chair, Department of Mass Media, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
  • Dr. Beth Barnes, director, School of Journalism and Telecommunications, College of Communications and Information Studies, University of Kentucky
  • Edgar Blatchford, associate professor of journalism, University of Alaska-Anchorage
  • Dr. Corley F. Dennison III, dean, W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Marshall University, Huntington, W. Va.
  • Dr. Robert Andrew Dunn, assistant professor of communication and journalism division head, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City
  • Doug Fisher, senior journalism instructor, University of South Carolina, Columbia
  • Dr. Amy Glasmeier, professor of regional planning and ecnomic georgraphy, head, Department of Urban Studies and Planning Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • John Greenman, Carter Distinguished Professor of Journalism, University of Georgia; former president and publisher, Ledger-Inquirer, Columbus, Ga.
  • Ferrel Guillory, director, Program on Public Life, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; formerly with News and Observer, Raleigh
  • Dr. Samir Husni, professor and director, Magazine Innovation Center, The Meek School of Journalism and New Media, University of Mississippi, Oxford
  • Mary Jean Land, chair, Department of Communication, Georgia College, Milledgeville
  • Dr. David O. Loomis, assistant professor of journalism, Indiana University of Pennyslvania, Indiana, Pa.
  • Dr. Jacquelyn Lowman, professor, University of Maine, Presque Isle, Maine
  • Pam Luecke, head, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.
  • Rich Martin, head, Department of Journalism, University of Illinois, former city editor, The Roanoke Times, Champaign-Urbana
  • Davitt McAteer, vice president for sponsored programs, Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, W. Va.
  • Emily Metzgar, assistant professor of journalism, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Dr. Roy L. Moore, dean, College of Mass Communication, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro; co-principal investigator on rural journalism initiative while at University of Kentucky
  • Dr. Janice Pope, chair and professor, Department of Communication, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C.
  • Bill Reader, associate professor, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, Athens; formerly of the Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa.
  • Guy Reel, associate professor of mass communications, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C.
  • John Temple , chair, news-editorial program, West Virginia University, Morgantown
  • Tommy Thomason, director, Texas Center for Community Journalism, TCU Schieffer School of Journalism, Fort Worth
  • Chris Waddle, Ayers chair of communication, Jacksonville State University
  • Dr. Carl Zipper, director, Powell River Project on reclamation, Virginia Tech

Institute for Rural Journalism & Community Issues
School of Journalism and Telecommunications, College of Communications & Information Studies
122 Grehan Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 40506-0042
Phone 859-257-3744 - Fax 859-323-3168

Al Cross, director al.cross@uky.edu