Janet KeeferJanet Keefer, professional writing specialist

Dr. Janet Hill Keefer, who worked in the early days of CNN as a producer and writer, spent about half of her career in journalism and the other half in academe.  Between 1994 and 2001, she was dean of the Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Des Moines, IA, and dean of the Zayed University College of Communication and Media Sciences in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  She taught journalism at The American University in Washington, DC, Penn State University, Drake University and the University of Central Florida.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; a master’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University in Columbus and a doctorate in mass communication research from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.