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Pam Johnson, Ph.D.

Pam Johnson, Ph.D.
- Professor

Executive Summary

EDUCATION
1977 Joint Ph.D.: Mass Communication and Educational Psychology
1971 Master’s Degree: Journalism Major, Educational Administration Minor
1967 Bachelor’s of Science Degree: Journalism Major, Secondary Education Minor
All academic study at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

 

ADMINISTRATION
• First Black women to be president and publisher of a general circulation newspaper in the United States, Ithaca (NY) Journal
• Interim Director, Engineering Minority Program Office, Cornell University
• COO of WestWorld Productions Inc., Computer Magazines, Beverly, Hills, CA
• Director/Professor, Western Kentucky University School of Journalism
• Dow Jones News Fund, WKU Director of Digital Training Programs for
Interns/Faculty



BOARD OF TRUSTEES/ BOARD MEMBER
• Wells College Board of Trustees, Aurora, NY, under two college presidents
• Hamilton College, Board of Trustees, Clinton, NY
• Laubach Literacy International, Board Member
Invited to the White House for a meeting with Mrs. Barbara Bush
• Cornell University Museum of Art, Board Member, Ithaca, NY
Member of the board of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
• University of North Carolina, Advisory Board, Chapel Hill, NC
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
• Syracuse University, Advisory Board, Syracuse, NY
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
• Fleet Bank, Board Member, Ithaca, NY



TEACHING
• Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
• Arizona State University, Visiting Scholar, Phoenix AZ
• Kansas State University, Seaton Chair, Manhattan, KS
• Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
• University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


COURSES
• News Reporting and Writing
• Feature Writing
• Media Collaboration
• Electronic Technologies
• Media Diversity
• Gender Issues and the Media
• Media Management

Awards/Honors

• Black Enterprise Magazine, Cover Story
• Pam McAllister Johnson Day, Atlanta Georgia Presented the key to the city by the Mayor of Atlanta.
• Pulitzer Prize Judge – Three times
• Candace Award
Presented by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.
• White House, Presidential Briefing and Receptions
• Missouri Award for Distinguished Service
• Association for Education in Journalism and Mass
Communications, Lifetime Service Achievement Award
• University of Wisconsin – Distinguished Alumni Award
• University of Wisconsin Afro-American Alumni Association
• University of Wisconsin – Ralph O. Nafziger Award
• Evanston Township Highschool-Distinguished Alumni Award, Evanston, IL
• Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award
• Eisenhower College of the Rochester Institute of Technology Spectrum Club
Black Leadership Award
• Delta Sigma Theta Achievement Award presented by the Syracuse, NY chapter.
• University of Missouri Multicultural Management Center- Co-founder
• The Aspen Institute Seminar for Executive Management
• Harvard University, Nieman Foundation

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 Last Modified 9/23/19