4 Finalists for Dean’s Position Announced

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Sonya Forte Duhé, David D. Kurpius, Esther Thorson and Thor Wasbotten

Top row: Sonya Forte Duhé and David D. Kurpius. Bottom row: Esther Thorson and Thor Wasbotten.

All Will Participate in a Campus Interview and Open Forum

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 2, 2015) — The four finalists for the position of Dean of the Missouri School of Journalism were announced today by Provost Garnett Stokes and Deputy Provost Ken Dean.

All will participate in a campus interview as outlined below. The time, date and location of each finalist’s open forum will be posted once the details are confirmed.

View job description and search committee.

The finalists are:

Sonya Forte Duhé (Curriculum Vitae)
Director and Professor
School of Mass Communication
Loyola University

  • Campus Visit: Feb. 11-14
  • Q-and-A with Alumni Session: 3-3:45 p.m., Thursday, February 12, Lambert Room (RJI 200A)
    • To join the discussion, call toll-free from the U.S. and Canada: 866-357-7737. International dial-in number: 763-515-8933. Conference code: 8960052747.
  • Open Forum: 4-5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, in 201 Cornell Hall (Bush Auditorium)
    • To view the event via live streaming, go to http://rjionline.org/live
    • Those not attending can send in questions at this Twitter hashtag: ?#mojodean

David D. Kurpius (Curriculum Vitae)
Professor, Manship School of Mass Communication
Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management
Louisiana State University

  • Campus Visit: Feb. 15-18
  • Q-and-A with Alumni Session: Due to the inclement weather, this session has been cancelled. Alumni are encouraged to view the live streaming of the open forum and participate via Twitter.
  • Open Forum: 4-5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, 6 Hulston Hall, School of Law
    • To view the event via live streaming, go to http://rjionline.org/live
    • Those not attending can send in questions at this Twitter hashtag: ?#mojodean

Share Comments About the Finalists
Comments about the finalists are welcome. Your feedback will be sent directly to the University of Missouri Office of the Provost and will be confidential (but not anonymous). Send to journdeansearch@missouri.edu.

Esther Thorson (Curriculum Vitae)
Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Study
Research Director, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
University of Missouri

  • Campus Visit: Feb. 22-24
  • Q-and-A with Alumni Session: 3-3:45 p.m., Monday, February 23, Lambert Room (RJI 200A)
    • To join the discussion, call toll-free from the U.S. and Canada: 866-357-7737. International dial-in number: 763-515-8933. Conference code: 8960052747.
  • Open Forum: 4-5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, Great Room, Reynolds Alumni Center
    • To view the event via live streaming, go to http://rjionline.org/live
    • Those not attending can send in questions at this Twitter hashtag: ?#mojodean

Thor Wasbotten (Curriculum Vitae)
Director and Professor
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Kent State University

  • Campus Visit: Feb. 25-28
  • Q-and-A with Alumni Session: 3-3:45 p.m., Thursday, February 26, Lambert Room (RJI 200A)
    • To join the discussion, call toll-free from the U.S. and Canada: 866-357-7737. International dial-in number: 763-515-8933. Conference code: 8960052747.
  • Open Forum: 4-5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, Leadership Auditorium, 2501 Student Center
    • To view the event via live streaming, go to http://rjionline.org/live
    • Those not attending can send in questions at this Twitter hashtag: ?#mojodean

Feb 2, 2015

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