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Ralph Izard

Professor Emeritus


Phone: 740.593.2603

Email: izard@ohio.edu

Office: Sing Tao 204

EDUCATION: Ph.D., Communications, University of Illinois; master’s and bachelor’s degrees, West Virginia University.

EXPERIENCE: Director, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism (1986-1998). Associate dean for graduate studies and research, Manship School of Mass Communication, Louisiana State University (2001-04). Sig Mickelson/CBS professor of mass communication, LSU (2001-present). Reporter, Charleston Daily Mail and the Associated Press; consultant, USIS, Mitchell College of Advanced Education (Australia) and Georgia Institute for Public Affairs (Republic of Georgia); president of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (1992-93); vice president for campus chapter affairs of the Society of Professional Journalists (1976-79); Freedom Forum fellow at the Media Studies Center in New York (1998-99). Received the Wells Memorial Key, SPJ’s highest national award for service (1985) and was named an honorary alumnus of Ohio University (2000); editor, Newspaper Research Journal (1988-2000).