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Eddith Dashiell

Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies; Associate Professor


Phone: 740.593.2550

Email: dashiell@ohio.edu

Twitter: @eDashiell

Office: Schoonover Center 232

Joined the faculty in 1992. Director of studies, Honors Tutorial College in journalism school, 1996-2004; director of O.U. summer high school journalism workshop, 1993-2000; Associate dean for graduate programs, Scripps College of Communication, 2002-2005; Assistant provost for multicultural graduate affairs, O.U. Office of Graduate Studies, 2005-2007, Assistant dean for undergraduate studies, Scripps College of Communication, 2007-2012.

Ohio University Professor Award (student-based teaching award), 1997-1998; L.J. Hortin Faculty Mentor Award, Scripps College of Communication, 2013-2014; Athens County Outstanding Woman of the Year (one of three), 2005.

Host, Forum (regional public affairs program), WOUB-TV 1996-98. News editor/producer, WLAC-AM, Nashville, 1980-83; producer, news and public affairs, WMOT-FM, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and freelance reporter, Associated Press Radio Network, Washington D.C., 1983-84. Public relations director, Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, 1984-85; winner, Tennessee Associated Press Best Feature Report, medium market radio, 1983-84; news director, KWMU-FM, St. Louis, Mo. 1985-86. Assistant weekend producer, WSMV-TV, Nashville, 1986-88, 1989. Instructor and Assistant Professor, broadcast journalism, Middle Tennessee State University, 1986-92. Part-time lecturer, broadcast journalism, School of Journalism, Indiana University, 1988-1990.

Author of “What Happens to Libel Cases After They Have Been at the Supreme Court” in David Pritchard’s Holding the Media Accountable (Indiana University Press, 2000); “For Mainstream Audiences Only: Investigative Reporting on Minorities, Gays and Lesbians and Women” in Marilyn Greenwald and Joseph Bernt’s The Big Chill: Investigative Reporting in the Current Media Environment (Iowa State University Press, 2000). “Law and Regulation in Japan” in Anne Cooper Chen’s Mass Communication in Japan (Iowa State University Press, 1997); “Broadcast News Coverage of the O.J. Simpson Murder Case: Racist or Starstruck? in Venise T. Berry and Carmen L. Manning-Miller’s Mediated Messages and African-American Culture: Contemporary Issues (Sage, 1996).

Member: AEJMC (vice head/program chair, minorities and communication division, 1996-97; secretary, minorities and communication division, 1995-96). Teaching and interest areas: communication law, diversity and broadcast journalism.