Dean Emeritus, UNC Hussman School of Journalism & Media
For the past dozen years, I have been a distinguished professor and served as Dean of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Throughout my time at the university, I taught courses in journalism, media leadership in a time of change, and the implications of the media revolution on communication and American society. During this time as a leader in higher education, I was exposed to, interacted with, and studied organizations on the forefront of media.
Before serving as dean, I was a broadcast journalist in Washington, D.C. for twenty years and worked in both local and national news. I was a White House correspondent for ABC News during the Reagan administration. During the Clinton administration, I served as a presidentially appointed government communicator for three cabinet secretaries. I led the communications work at Carnegie Corporation of New York for a dozen years and directed its journalism grantmaking known as the Carnegie Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education.
I am a founder of the International Women’s Media Foundation and serve on their advisory committee, a trustee of the Leadership Roundtable and Brielle Library and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Page Society.
Communication—and particularly journalism – are at the heart of all I do.