Becker, Lee B.

Lee Becker
Professor, Journalism
Director, James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research

Dr. Becker teachers journalism writing and reporting and research methods. His research focuses on labor markets, on communication education and on media and development.



Boyd, Valerie

Valerie Boyd
Associate Professor, Journalism
Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer-in Residence

Prof. Boyd teaches magazine writing, critical writing and narrative journalism. Her research interests include narrative nonfiction, arts criticism and cultural reporting, and race and gender issues in media.



Burton, Nsenga

Nsenga Burton
Academic Professional, Journalism

Dr. Burton is the digital editor of Grady Newsource and teaches news writing and multi-platform production courses.



Dodie Cantrell-Bickley
Lecturer, Journalism

Thirty+ years in various television news positions including anchor, investigative reporter, executive producer and News Director. As News Director launched one of the first local news websites in the United States. Seven years leading CBS, NBC and ABC stations as President/General Manager.



Castengera, Michael

Michael Castengera
Senior Lecturer, Journalism

Michael Castengera teaches broadcast news writing and production. He has over 25 years experience working in television news and station management. He consults with television station groups and stations around the country.



Davis, Charles N.

Charles N. Davis
Grady College Dean

Charles N. Davis is the Dean of the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. He was appointed in 2013, after a long career in journalism.



Hazinski, David

David Hazinski
Associate Professor, Journalism
Jim Kennedy New Media Professor

Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor David Hazinski specializes in digital and broadcast news. He is a former NBC correspondent who has helped launch a dozen international networks.



Herndon, Keith

Keith Herndon
Professor of Practice/Journalism
Director, James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership

Dr. Herndon teaches managing news organizations, entrepreneurial journalism, ethics and a variety of journalism skills courses. He is the Director of the Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership and runs its leadership development program and Grady Mobile News Lab.



Hollander, Barry

Barry Hollander
Professor, Journalism

Barry Hollander's research interests include political communication and, in particular, how people learn from mainstream and alternative sources of news.



Ann Hollifield
Professor, Journalism
Thomas C. Dowden Professor of Media Research

Dr. Hollifield's studies media management and economics, and media in economic development. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in media economics, management, and organizational theory.



Hudson, Tom

Tom Hudson
Senior Lecturer in News Writing, Journalism

He teaches news writing, the core offering in Grady's writing program. For most students, this is the first practical writing course and most students will publish during their term with him.



Hume, Janice

Janice Hume
Department Head, Journalism; Carolyn McKenzie and Don E. Carter Chair for Excellence in Journalism

Dr. Janice Hume teaches magazine writing, management, and media history. Her research concerns American journalism history, public memory, and media coverage of death.



Johnson, Mark

Mark Johnson
Senior Lecturer, Journalism

Mark E. Johnson teaches photojournalism, multimedia journalism, video journalism and graphic design courses in addition to serving as the college’s Chief Technology Officer. He directs the annual Woodall Weekend Workshop that takes advanced photojournalism students into rural Georgia counties to tell their stories as well as a fall workshop that has centered on motorsports photojournalism and the Georgia National Fair in the past. He developed the college’s first dedicated online news site and runs  



Lee, William E.

William E. Lee
Professor, Journalism

Dr. Lee teaches Communication Law, The First Amendment and Political Campaigns, and Telecommunications Policy. His research appears in top legal journals such as the Supreme Court Review. He is a co-author of a top-selling textbook The Law of Public Communication.



Michaelis, Vicki

Vicki Michaelis
John Huland Carmical Chair in Sports Journalism & Society

Prof. Michaelis teaches sports reporting and writing and social media as it relates to sports. She is director of GradySports, the college’s new sports media initiative.



Pjesivac, Ivanka (Radovic)

Ivanka  Pjesivac
Assistant Professor, Journalism

Dr. Pjesivac teaches courses in digital and broadcast news reporting. She studies international and cross-cultural communication, as well as the effects of data visualizations on perceptions of news media trust and credibility, information recall, and attitudes.



Rhodes, Leara D.

Leara  Rhodes
Associate Professor, Journalism

Leara Rhodes received her doctorate and master degrees from Temple University in Philadelphia and her bachelor degree from the University of Georgia.  She is an Associate Professor of Journalism and International Communication in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.



Shumway, Chris

Chris Shumway
Academic Professional, Journalism

Chris Shumway teaches classes in Video Journalism and manages Grady’s video production facilities, which include a digital newsroom, TV studio and field equipment supply room.



Soloski, John

John Soloski
Professor, Journalism

John Soloski is co-author of Taking Stock and Libel Law and Press. His research interests are media economics, telecommunication policy and media law.



Suggs, Welch

Welch Suggs
Associate Professor, Journalism

Dr. Suggs teaches writing and editing, focusing on sportswriting, college sports and the media. He is also organizing student activities to provide experiential learning in sports reporting.



Thomas, Patricia

Patricia Thomas
Professor, Journalism
Knight Chair In Health And Medical Journalism

Patricia Thomas directs the health and medical journalism MA concentration. She teaches graduate courses in basic and specialized journalism, trains working reporters and does community-based research.



Vlad, Tudor

Tudor Vlad
Senior Research Scientist, Journalism
Associate Director of the Cox International Center

Dr. Vlad's research focuses on media challenges in emerging democracies and impact of midcareer training programs for journalists. He conducted workshops for journalists around the world.



Wojdynski, Bartosz

Bartosz Wojdynski
Assistant Professor, Journalism

Dr. Wojdynski teaches courses in multimedia journalism, interactive media, and psychological effects of communication technology. He researches the effects of design and presentation characteristics in digital media on attention, selection, cognition, and attitudes.