with strong academic and professional experience have accepted invitations
to join the School of Communications faculty starting in Fall 2004.
This increases to 29 the number of full-time faculty members in
an outstanding faculty who care deeply about students and what they
learn," Dean Paul Parsons said. "Our new faculty members
add extraordinary depth in teaching, service and professional activity."
members, in alphabetical order, are:
most recently senior vice president of the Ketchum Public Relations
agency in Chicago. At Ketchum, she headed the brand marketing division
whose clients include Wendy's, Kimberly-Clark, ConAgra, Quaker Oats
and Lions Club International. Previously, Bush spent six years with
Ogilvy Public Relations as senior vice president in Chicago and
as director of Ogilvy's London office. She earned a B.A. in speech
communication from Missouri Western and an M.S. in communication
from Northwestern. She also taught in the undergraduate leadership
program at Northwestern.
Cowen, whose media credits include being assistant editor and
sound editor of documentary productions for National Geographic
Television and Discovery Communications. Cowen also served as an
editor on commercial and industrial productions and, in 1989, was
a production assistant on "Driving Miss Daisy," which won four
Academy Awards. From 1997-2000, Cowen was post-production manager
in the School of Filmmaking at the North Carolina School of the
Arts, then became a visiting assistant professor at UNC Greensboro.
She earned a B.A. at the University of Georgia and an M.A. at Georgia
named as this year's outstanding Ph.D. student in the School of
Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Gaither
worked six years at William J. Green & Associates and Burson-Marsteller
and two years as director of public relations and marketing at elan
communications in Pittsburgh. He earned a B.A. and M.F.A. at Pittsburgh.
He has published articles in Public Relations Review and has a co-authored
book on international public relations currently under contract
with Sage. He received the 2003 Lionel C. Barrow Minority Doctoral
Student Scholarship from AEJMC.
Landesberg, an experienced broadcast producer, former manager
of European news operations for Mutual/NBC Radio in London and most
recently with CNN in Atlanta. Landesberg is completing his Ph.D.
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where in 2003
he was one of five graduate-student teachers to receive the Tanner
Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching. He taught full time
in UNC's School of Journalism in 2003-04. Landesberg earned a B.A.
from American University in Washington and an M.A. at UNC. He worked
for Mutual/NBC Radio in Los Angeles and London before joining CNN
former Tokyo bureau chief for Pacific Stars & Stripes and business
reporter for the Honolulu Advertiser. Scott is completing his Ph.D.
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where graduate
students in the School of Journalism chose him as their president
in 2003. He was a columnist and editor at the Modesto (Calif.) Bee
for 14 years and served as sports information manager for volleyball
at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. His B.A. and M.A. are from California
State at Fresno. He won the Steven Chaffee award at the International
Communication Association conference last year for his analysis
of CNN and al-Jazeera decision-making.