Maurine H. Beasley

Maurine H.Beasley is professor of journalism at the University of Maryland where she has specialized in the history of women in journalism and journalism education. She is the author/editor/coeditor of eight books dealing mainly with that topic including Taking Their Place: A Documentary History of Women and Journalism (American University Press, 1993), due to be published in a new edition (Starta Publishing, 2001).. Her most recent work is The Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia (Greenwood, 2000), which depicts Roosevelt as a media figure. In 2000 she received a Fulbright grant to teach journalism for a semester at Jinan University in China. Beasley was the winner of the national 1999 Distinguished Senior Scholar Award given by the Educational Foundation of the American Association of University Women for advancing women in journalism education. She is a former national president of both the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and the American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA).. She received a 1994 award from AEJMC's Commission on the Status of Women for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism Education. In 1995 she won the Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression given by the National Communication Association. In 1993 she was named outstanding woman on campus at the University of Maryland in recognition of her work in journalism education. She holds a Ph.D. degree in American Civilization from George Washington University, a master's degree from Columbia University, New York, which gave her an Alumni Award in 2000, and bachelors' degrees in history and journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Other honors include AJHA's Kobre Award for lifetime achievement in journalism history (1997) and the 1994 award for Distinguished Service to Local Journalism from the Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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