Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 3, 2003) — Brian S. Brooks has been named associate dean for undergraduate studies and administration at the Missouri School of Journalism, effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Robert Logan, PhD, who retired and is taking a position with the National Institutes for Health in Bethesda, Md.
As associate dean, Brooks will oversee undergraduate curriculum and advising, coordinate interdepartmental initiatives, supervise staff and manage the school’s facilities and technology services.
“I’m delighted to have talked Professor Brooks into taking on this tough job. His combination of management experience, long-term tenure in the School and strong teaching and research credentials made him the perfect choice,” said Dean Mills, Missouri School of Journalism Dean.
Most recently, Brooks served as chair of the editorial department and director of the Journalism Network at the school. He came to Missouri in 1974 after working as an information officer in Vietnam and as a reporter, copy editor and night city editor at the Memphis (Tenn.) Press-Scimitar. He initially served as news editor and then managing editor of the Columbia Missourian. While on sabbatical from 1997 to 1999, Brooks was editor of The Stars and Stripes, the U.S. military newspaper in Europe. He is the author or co-author of four major journalism textbooks.
Brooks earned both his master of arts and bachelor of journalism degrees from the University of Missouri.