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  • Eddith Dashiell, Associate Professor

Biography

EDUCATION: Ph.D., mass communications, Indiana University, 1992; M.A., history, Middle Tennessee State University, 1982; B.S., telecommunications, Middle Tennessee State University, 1980.

EXPERIENCE: 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. Visiting broadcast journalism professor, department of mass media arts, Hampton University, Fall 2001. Host, Forum (regional public affairs program), WOUB-TV Athens 1996-98. University Professor, 1997-98. 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.; freelance reporter, National Public Radio, Washington, D.C., 1985-86. Assistant weekend producer, WSMV-TV, Nashville, 1986-88, 1989. Fellow, Gannett-AEJMC Teachers Workshop, Indiana University, 1987. Part-time instructor, broadcast journalism, University of Missouri-St. Louis, January-August 1986; Instructor and Assistant Professor, broadcast journalism, Middle Tennessee State University, 1986-92. Part-time lecturer, broadcast journalism, School of Journalism, Indiana University, 1988-1990. International Radio/TV Society Faculty/Industry Seminar Fellow, New York City, and Indiana University Summer Minority Faculty Recruitment Program Fellow, 1988. American Bar Association "American Citizenship and the Constitution" Conference Fellow, Lake Geneva, Wis., The Poynter Institute for Media Studies Broadcast Journalism Teaching Conference Fellow, St. Petersburg, Fla., 1990, and Poynter Institute for Media Studies "Privacy in America" participant, 1992. Author of �"Law and Regulation in Japan” in Anne Cooper Chen’s Mass Communication in Japan (Iowa State University Press, 1997); �"The Power of Information” in Michael Bugeja’s Guide to Writing Magazine Nonfiction (Allyn & Bacon, 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). National Workshop on the Teaching of Ethics in Journalism, Freedom Forum First Amendment Center, Nashville, Tenn. Teaching and interest areas: communications law and policy, mass communication history and broadcast journalism.