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Dean's Advisory Council

The Scripps College of Communication Dean's Advisory Council was founded in 2000 by then-Dean Kathy Krendl. The group, made up primarily of alumni, is composed of professionals from throughout the communication field. The council is available to the dean for guidance and advice on curriculum matters as well as the direction of the industry. 

The Dean's Advisory Council typically meets in person twice each year—usually once on the main campus of Ohio University in Athens and once in a different city—as well as quarterly via conference call. The council currently numbers 24 members, as follows: 


  • Hebah Abdalla, BSJ '86

    Hebah Abdalla is an Emmy award-winning producer with more than 20 years of experience in broadcast news, working in an array of television markets—from local to international. She also serves as the Semester-in-DC program director for the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. As a media professional, she was an integral player in the launch of a statewide news channel in Ohio and two news channels for a global broadcast network.

    Hebah's passion for mission-driven pursuits led her to the role of communications director for a non-profit where she was later promoted to vice president. Her leadership in designing and implementing communications strategy led to measurable successes in brand marketing and donor engagement.

    As both journalist and communicator, she has the demonstrated ability to communicate to a variety of audiences across platforms. She helped to launch one of the first digitally integrated television programs, The Stream, recognized globally for innovation and in the U.S. cable television industry for its reporting on public affairs.

    Her career began at CNN in Atlanta, where she became an assignment editor for the award-winning show World Report. Hebah later returned to her hometown of Columbus, Ohio, managing daily and breaking news coverage as an assignment editor for CBS affiliate WBNS and helping to launch its statewide news channel, the Ohio News Network.

    She received the Emmy Award as an assignment producer and in 2011, contributed to news coverage of the Arab Spring that merited a Peabody Award. During her tenure on The Stream, the program received an Emmy nomination, the Royal Television Society Award for Most Innovative Program, the Gracie Award for Outstanding News Talk Show, and Webby People’s Choice Award for News and Politics Series.

    Hebah earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree from Ohio University.
  • Andy Alexander, BSJ ’72
    Andy Alexander serves as advisor to the dean of the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. Prior to this role, he was the ombudsman for The Washington Post, where he served as the readers' representative to ensure editorial excellence in print or online.

    Prior to joining the Post in 2009, Alexander was the Washington bureau chief for Cox Newspapers, overseeing a staff of roughly 25 reporters and editors in the nation’s capital as well as bureaus in Baghdad, Jerusalem, London, Beijing, Mexico City, the Caribbean, New York and the West Coast. Alexander began his career as a reporter for the Melbourne Herald in Australia, later joining the Dayton Journal Herald where he worked as an investigative reporter and as political writer. He came to the Cox Washington Bureau in 1976 as the Journal Herald's correspondent, joined the national staff in 1984 and was named foreign editor in 1989. He became deputy bureau chief in 1994 and was named bureau chief in 1997. He has reported from more than 50 countries and covered armed conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

    Alexander graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree.
  • Battinto Batts, Jr.

    Battinto Batts serves as the director of the journalism fund at the Scripps Howard Foundation, where he supports programs at the secondary, collegiate and professional levels. He joined the Foundation in 2016, coming to Cincinnati from Hampton University where he was the assistant dean for academic affairs in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communication.

    In addition to his work in academia, he has more than 20 years of experience in journalism and public relations. He previously worked in newspaper industry as reporter, editor and  marketing executive. His specialties include curriculum development and assessment; strategic planning; and fundraising. His instructional capabilities are in the areas of leadership development, media entrepreneurship social media, public relations, marketing, advertising, print media and video production. Battinto is experienced in leadership development and certified in administering and interpreting Myers-Briggs Step I and Step II assessments, in addition to FIRO-B.

    Battinto earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communications/news editorial from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master of Arts degree in media management from Norfolk State University, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in higher education management from Hampton University.
  • Eric Bell, BSC ’92

    Eric Bell is a senior product sales specialist for networking, security and cybersecurity at CBTS in Columbus, Ohio. 

    Prior to that, he worked as a channel manager and then a senior major account manager at Juniper Networks and was an account executive at AT&T.

    Eric earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communication studies with a minor in business from Ohio University.
  • Kyle Bowser, BSC ’80

    Kyle Bowser has worked as an entertainment industry executive for more than three decades. His experience spans the areas of film, television, music, theater, radio and digital media.

    Kyle lives in Los Angeles where he produces multimedia content and where he helped to establish the Scripps College OHIO-in-LA program, an immersive work/study course for OHIO students pursuing careers in the entertainment industry.

    A native of Philadelphia, Kyle earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University in radio/television communication and a Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law.  
  • David Broeckelman-Post, BSC ’04, MITS ’09

    David is senior director and chief architect at RSA Security in the Washington DC Metro Area. He has worked through several promotions at RSA, joining the company in 2010 as an associate systems engineer and progressing through product manager and other architect roles.

    Prior to his time at RSA, David served as an identity management analyst for CMS and enterprise systems at California State University in Los Angeles; as chief technical officer for FrogNet, Inc. in Athens, Ohio; and as the IT coordinator for the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University. He also worked in radio and broadcast at both WOUB and WATH/WXTQ Radio.

    David earned an associate’s degree in industrial engineering and broadcast at Hocking College and then both a Bachelor of Science in Communication and a Master of Information and Telecommunication Systems degree at Ohio University.
  • Melissa Broeckelman-Post, Ph.D. ’09
    Melissa is the introductory communication course director and an associate professor in the Department of Communication and a senior scholar in the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University. She is responsible for planning, supervising, assessing and improving the communication courses that meet the general education requirement at GMU. Each year, she recruits, trains and supervises a staff of 50-60 instructors who teach 3,700-4,000 undergraduate students per year in these courses.

    In 2016, her program was the recipient of the NCA Basic Course Division Program of Excellence Award, which recognizes introductory communication course programs that can serve as best practice models for programs across the country. In 2015, she was the recipient of the NCA Basic Course Division Textbook of Distinction Award for the textbook that she extensively adapted to meet the specific needs to GMU’s students, instructors, and program. Melissa also served as the co-chair of the Social Science Research Council’s Measuring College Learning Project Panel on Public Speaking and was a co-recipient of a National Communication Association Advancing the Discipline Grant for A National-Level Assessment of Core Competencies in the Basic Communication Course.   

    Melissa is the co-author of two national communication textbooks and serves on the editorial boards of Communication Education, Communication Teacher, The Basic Communication Course Annual, and Journal of Communication Pedagogy. She is also a quantitative methods and mixed-methods research specialist who conducts research in communication assessment, communication pedagogy and instructional communication. She has published in numerous academic journals.

    Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a graduate certificate in technical writing and professional communication, and a Master of Arts degree in speech rhetoric and communication at Kansas State University before earning her Ph.D. in communication studies at Ohio University.
  • Carolyn Cuppernull, BSJ ’86

    Carolyn is the director of business development for Inmarsat Government, a global satellite operator. She is responsible for establishing and executing a business development strategy for the Federal Civil business segment, aligning sales and strategic long-range financial plans against the business development plan for the Federal Civil and related public safety state and local markets.

    Prior to that, she was director of sales & business development for XTAR, LLC; practice development manager for Akerman LLP; one of the founding principals, CAO and board member for Jefferson Government Relations, LLC; and director of seminars for the federal markets group at Hill & Knowlton Public Affairs Worldwide.

    Carolyn and her husband Gary reside In Great Falls, Virginia and are, proudly, a house divided with one daughter having graduated from the University of Virginia, and another daughter currently a junior at Virginia Tech. Carolyn earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree from Ohio University.

  • Judy Dashiell, BSJ, BA ’83
    Judy Dashiell is the senior vice president of the National Fisheries Institute, where she is responsible for business operations and consumer education. NFI, based in McLean, Va. is the leading trade association of the U.S. seafood Industry. 

    Prior to her time at NFI, Judy was director of marketing for the American Chemistry Council and director of communications for International Business Forms Industries.

    Judy earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree in magazine journalism from Ohio University. She is a second-generation Bobcat. Judy resides in Williamsburg, Va. with her husband, Paul.
  • Dayna DiRienzo, BSJ '82, MS '83
    Dayna DiRienzo
    Dayna Liberati DiRienzo is a freelance writer and project manager and the owner of inTandem Communications LLC, based in Pittsburgh, Pa. She has 30 years of experience in marketing communications, mainly in the health care, higher education and financial services sectors. She specializes in writing and supervising design for annual reports, marketing publications, websites and digital content and producing videos for websites.

  • Dayna and her husband, Guy, are the parents of three college grads (one Buckeye and two Bobcats) and one high school junior. She received both her Bachelor and Master of Science in Journalism degrees in from Ohio University.
  • Bruce Dunn, BSC ’82
    Bruce Dunn
    Bruce Dunn is a digital media technology teacher at Seabreeze High School in Volusia County, Fla. He has 43 years of experience in the broadcast media production and telecommunications industry, beginning at WOUB-TV as an undergraduate student worker at Ohio University. 

    After graduation he had a brief experience with the NFL’s Washington Redskins in 1981. In 1982 he became producer/director and then the production manager of WKID TV-51, a commercial independent station in Hollywood, Fla. In 1984 he became operations manager of Channel 51 to restructure the station from an English-speaking independent station to a Spanish broadcast network affiliate - WSCV TV-51. He was production/operations manager for the operation known today as the Telemundo Network. He enhanced his managerial abilities and production technical skills in the industry through contractual projects with BET Sports, ABC Sports, NBC Sports, ESPN and independent projects. He worked as graphics manager for NBC during the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992, earning his first National Sports Emmy. He received his second Emmy in 1996 for the Atlanta Olympic Games.

    Bruce was the executive producer for the Penn State Sports Network and the head of production for WPSX/WPSU-TV, Penn State Public Broadcasting from 1989 to 1996. He then served as the director of production for WCEU TV-15 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

    In 2005 he was promoted to associate vice president and general manager of Daytona State College Public Broadcasting of Central Florida up until June 2011. In January 2009 he administered a change with FCC approval of the TV station call letters from WCEU-TV to WDSC-TV. He was an instructor teaching Media Broadcast Technology through the College of Business Administration and worked with a group of students through a partnership program in northern Ireland.

    From 2012 to 2016, Bruce was a supervisor at ESPN for the build out of its 4k/8K facility, home of two SportsCenter studios and the NFL Live and Countdown studio. He launched the College Football studio for ABC Sports and the Wraps studio for various other sports on ESPN. In 2011, he resumed the position of executive producer at DUNN Enterprises of Central Florida Inc., originally created in 2002.

    Bruce is married to Sheri Newble with two adult children and two grandchildren. Bruce’s spare time is spent with family and friends, heavily engaged in social media, on golf courses and performing his duties with DUNN Enterprises securing personal services and consultant contracts as an associate director and producer through Raycom Sports, CBS, The NFL Network, NBC, Fox Sports and the ESPN family of Networks for College Football, Basketball, Baseball, Racing, Lacrosse as well as other Olympic sports.

    Bruce earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication degree at Ohio University.
  • Dwight Ferguson, BSC ’79
    Dwight Ferguson has been a produce and CPG industry executive for more than 30 years. He was most recently president and CEO of Naturipe Farms, LLC, a leading global fresh fruit grower/shipper based in Salinas, Calif. Prior to that, he held similar positions at Eurofresh, Inc., the country’s largest greenhouse operation, headquartered in Willcox, Ariz., and Florimex International, BV, the world’s largest cut flower distribution company, based in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands. 

    Dwight began his career in sales and operations roles at Procter and Gamble and The Pepsi-Cola Company.  He is currently the incoming chairman of the Produce Marketing Association.

    A native of Cleveland, Ferguson earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University in organizational communication. He also holds a Master of Management degree from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich.      

    He and his wife, Nancy, reside in Tucson, Ariz. They have recently established the Ferguson Family Scholarship to benefit students in Scripps’ Communication Studies program.
  • Matt Freedman, BSJ ’97, MSA '98
    Matt Freedman is the senior vice president of branding at Continental Office. He has been building brands and leading teams in both agency and client settings for more than two decades.

    Matt’s background includes a strong history of brand development, consumer promotions, retail merchandising, events, sponsorships and strategic planning for clients in financial services, higher education, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries.

    He earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree and a Master of Sports Administration degree from Ohio University.
  • Valerie Haskell, BSJ ’72

    Valerie‘s career path has taken a few twists and turns since graduation from Ohio University. Her first job entailed purchasing responsibilities for the Delta Queen overnight paddle wheeler entailing everything from ordering roast beef to diesel fuel. Shortly after, she started reviewing restaurants and writing feature stories for Ohio Magazine. That position transitioned into a similar position at The Cincinnati Enquirer, where she wrote about fashion and travel, and wrote a weekly restaurant review column for several years.    

    Valerie has focused her public relations knowledge learned at OHIO on fundraising. She has helped raise money for Cincinnati non-profits such as the zoo, ballet and symphony. She is a founding board member of the Mason Dixon Steeplechase benefitting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and also responsible for establishing a public-school foundation which has successfully raised well over $1 million.    

    Every fall, Valerie returns to campus to host to underwrite the business etiquette dinner for Scripps College of Communication students. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree from Ohio University. 
  • Henry Heilbrunn, BSJ ’73
    Henry Heilbrunn intended journalism as his career. Over years, he veered broadly into communications in various industries.

    He began at The Associated Press in Ohio and in New Jersey as its bureau chief. When he was recruited to headquarters, he became intrigued with emerging technology of the mid-1970s. Cable television and satellite broadcasting were threatening print and over-the-air TV.

    He’s run a product development and marketing department for Prodigy Interactive (owned by CBS, IBM and Sears), with $100 million revenue responsibility and more than a million households as customers in the late 1980s, described as a “first-generation innovation” by the New York Times; served as chief operating officer for a startup Cablevision business during a 15-month interim assignment; managed a year-long task force for Europe’s largest satellite operator Société Européenne des Satellites Global (ASTRA) to initiate a new line of business; conducted market research and written business plans for Microsoft and Viacom; and designed marketing and branding strategy for NBC and MasterCard.

    He founded consulting firms to provide worldwide strategic advisory services, business development, e-commerce and interim executive management for Global 1000 companies. He joined Prodigy from CBS, where he had been editorial director of a pre-PC experiment with AT&T in 1982 to deliver information services to homes through television sets and the telephone.

    With this experience, Henry taught the course he developed, “Innovating Media for the Next 5 to 20 Years,” as a visiting professor at Ohio University, Germany and Washington, D.C. He was clinical faculty for Ohio University in MBA and undergraduate summer business school programs in Italy, India, China and Vietnam. The U.S. Department of State sponsored a lecture tour to universities in Germany and, through the Fulbright program, in Ethiopia.

    He served as a national trustee of Ohio University from 2010 to 2013.

    Henry received his Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University and Master of Business Administration at New York University.
  • Bryan Ireton, BSC '90
    Bryan Ireton serves on the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication Dean's Advisory Council.

    Bryan Ireton is CEO of Atos North America, reporting to Atos Global CEO Elie Girard. Bryan and his leadership team are responsible for serving more than 200 North American clients.

    Bryan is responsible for a North American team of more than 10,000 technologists who ensure that customers stay at the forefront of digital transformation and realize their business goals through technology. Atos North America includes the United States, Canada, Mexico and Guatemala.

    Bryan joined Atos with nearly 30 years of professional experience in the IT industry, including a lengthy career at Accenture where he served in a variety of roles including most recently as Director of Operations for Financial Services across North America. He also served as President of Accenture Credit Services and CEO of Accenture Mortgage Cadence during his tenure at the company. Prior to Accenture, Bryan held leadership roles in the telecommunications industry with both AT&T and MCI.

    Bryan is jointly based at Atos’ Regional Headquarters in Irving, Texas and his family home in Dublin, Ohio. He is married and has three daughters. He enjoys spending his free time with his family and is also a hovercraft enthusiast.

  • Michael Jenkins

    Michael R. Jenkins is an industry solutions vice president for AT&T. His region leads a global portfolio of accounts principally in the transportation, logistics, automotive and manufacturing industry with revenue responsibility more than $850 million. Partnering with his clients and global teams providing a full range of IT and network integration solutions, and mobility services, including strategic sourcing, security, IT transformation, professional services and call center applications on a global basis

    He has more than 25 years of experience working with most industries and government clients and has crafted several award-winning solutions to drive business value, improved net promoter scores and client satisfaction. Michael has been awarded the AT&T Chairman’s Award as a seven-time member to Diamond Club representing the top one percent of the company for business plan results and client satisfaction. He has also been awarded the AT&T Quality Award for forging an innovative Total Quality Management Program with clients and suppliers.

    Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, graduating with high honors. He is also on the executive board member for the University Sales Education Foundation and Fatherhood Ohio.

    He and his wife Janet live in Muirfield Village, Ohio, with four college-/millennial-aged children and one grandchild and enjoys the outdoors, boating, golfing, hiking, skiing and gardening.
  • Ken Klein, BSJ ’82

    Ken Klein leads federal advocacy for the growing out-of-home media industry. Ken has a deep understanding of policy issues that intersect media, advertising, politics, the First Amendment and regulation of out-of-home media. Ken forged award-winning partnerships that support public safety and the environment. He is widely published and frequently quoted on topics like fast delivery of emergency messages and other public service communications as well as innovation in digital technology. He also serves as an expert witness.

    Ken’s career spans four decades in media (AP wire service, print journalism), politics (U.S. Senate staff), and trade association leadership. He and his wife Susan DeFord live in Silver Spring, Md.; they are parents of three adult sons. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree from Ohio University. 
  • Eric Mayville, BSVC ’07
    Eric Mayville is the co-founder of the digital agency, Wondersauce, where he is focused on ensuring that the company is run efficiently with an environment that spurs creativity, innovation and respect. Wondersauce has grown from two people to more than 115 entrepreneurial individuals with offices in New York City, Columbus, Los Angeles, London and Costa Rica. The agency has helped to generate hundreds of millions in revenue for clients such as Bombas, Rodan & Fields, Milk Makeup, GQ, The Players’ Tribune, L’Oreal, The Fader, Equinox, Chick-fil-a, Bloomin’ Brands, Tudor Watches, Girlboss and many more.

    Eric has held a variety of roles within companies such as Code & Theory, Razorfish and MTV. Those roles included motion design, front-end development, visual design, creative strategy and user experience design and planning. At Wondersauce, his entrepreneurial spirit has been paramount to Wondersauce’s growth and strategy. Eric, in partnership with a co-founder, lead the acquisition of the agency by Project Worldwide. Eric was named one of Business Insider’s Most Creative People in Advertising 30 Under 30 and is involved in the charity organization, The Caddie Scholarship Fund, where he represents Sleepy Hollow Country Club and their caddies in pursuit of college degrees. Beyond all of that, during his downtime, Eric is an avid golfer, cook, photographer and ATV rider. 

    Eric earned a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication from Ohio University. 
  • Ethan McCarty, BA ’97

    Ethan is the founder of Integral Communications Group in the New York City area. Previously, he was the global head of employee and innovation communications for Bloomberg LP, where he led a team of employee and external communications professionals who activated, informed and enabled Bloomberg's 18,000+ employees worldwide. During his tenure at Bloomberg, he launched an employee social media ambassador program, re-launched the company’s employee digital communications platform, and rebooted the composition of the team.

    Prior to that, Ethan was the director of strategic consulting for IBM’s World Wide Marketing and Communications Labs. As IBM’s global director for social strategy and programs, he developed enterprise standards, governance, tools, services, skills and measurement frameworks to continuously improve IBM's brand presence on external social media, as well as the activity of IBM employees on social media. While at IBM, Ethan also managed the internal and external web presence for IBM Research; served on the strategic communications team, where he co-authored IBM’s blogging guidelines, contributed to the launch of IBM's social intranet and worked on IBM’s annual report to shareholders; and served as editor-in-chief of IBM’s global intranet. Prior to that, he managed IBM’s alumni relations effort, a community that grew to more than 105,000 during his tenure.

    Ethan is also a lecturer on both digital media and analytics and employee engagement for Columbia University’s Master’s program in strategic communications. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing and a master’s degree from the New School for Social Research in New York City.
  • Randy Rieland, BSJ ’73, BSJ ’90

    Randy is a senior media executive with extensive experience in creating and executing digital media content strategies, converting well-known brands into interactive properties while expanding audiences on to new digital platforms. He has a broad range of experience in managing high-performance teams within a large multi-layered media corporation. He has been recognized for ability to work collaboratively across all disciplines—editorial, marketing, development, business planning—to clearly shape interactive strategies that expand audiences and generate revenue.

    Randy is president of Rieland Digital and also writes a weekly blog on innovations in technology, health care, education, artificial intelligence, neuroscience and urban living for Smithsonian.org. He served as the digital editorial director for Remedy Health Media from 2012 to 2016, as senior vice president of digital media for the Discovery Channel from 1995 to 2009 and as senior editor of The Washingtonian from 1983 to 1995.

    Randy earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree from Ohio University and is author of The New Professionals, a book about Major League Baseball in the 1970s.
  • Paula Shugart, BSC '81

    With more than 30 years of experience in the television industry, Paula M. Shugart has been a driving force in entertainment television production for domestic and international audiences. As president of the Miss Universe Organization (MUO), and producer of the MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® pageants, Paula oversees all business transactions and is responsible for the production of the live, worldwide telecasts each year. She is also a mentor and role model to the company’s three titleholders as they travel the globe as spokeswomen for several charitable alliances on behalf of MUO.

    Shugart joined MUO in 1998 as the Vice President of Production and in 2001, was appointed President by Donald J. Trump. Paula has made it her goal to break the stereotypes typically associated with beauty pageants. She has also increased the company’s philanthropic impact around the world. In 2002, Paula oversaw the sale of 50% of MUO to NBCUniversal. In 2015, Donald Trump sold the organization to WME|IMG, the global leader in entertainment, sports, events, media and fashion. In addition to overseeing yearly, multi-million-dollar sponsorship deals, Paula has further expanded the Miss Universe brand by introducing several new product licensing ventures for the company. 

    Prior to her time with MUO, Paula lived in Los Angeles and worked on some of the world’s largest live television productions: The Academy Awards, American Music Awards Golden Globes, International Rock Awards and President Clinton’s 50th Birthday Celebration, among many others. She also served as producer on the original talent competition, “Star Search” for seven years, as well as a multitude of other programs. Paula has also worked on the television productions of two of the music industry’s greatest driving forces: Madonna and the Rolling Stones. Paula has also been a daytime television producer.

    She is currently an active member of the Directors Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America and the Women's Leadership Board at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, elected for her professional accomplishments and demonstrated commitment to women and girls.

    Paula earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Ohio University, where she has since received the Medal of Merit Award. She and her husband Carl have been married for nearly 20 years and share their time residing in both New York City and Charleston, S.C.

  • Mizell Stewart III 
    Mizell Stewart III is the senior director of talent, partnerships and news strategy at Gannett and also served as an adjunct faculty member at the Poynter Institute. At Gannett and the USA TODAY NETWORK, Mizell oversees news talent recruitment and partnerships; manages relationships with content providers, news syndicates and software/service providers; and leads special projects, including a pilot program in unmanned aerial storytelling. He previously led the news operations team, providing oversight of finance, technology and newsroom workflow, including the company's regional Design Studios.

    Prior to his position at Gannet, Mizell served as managing director and chief content officer at the Journal Media Group in Milwaukee. Before that, he served as chief content officer of the newspaper division of the E.W. Scripps Company, where he led news content strategy and journalistic excellence with a team of more than 650 journalists in 14 communities throughout the United States. He has been an editor, managing editor, local news editor and award-winning reporter at the Evansville Courier & Press, the Akron Beacon Journal, the Tallahassee Democrat, the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News-Sun.

    Under his leadership, the Courier & Press was named best daily newspaper in Indiana in 2011 by the Hoosier State Press Association. The Courier & Press was a finalist for the same award in 2009 and 2010. A four-time Pulitzer Prize juror, Stewart helped lead the team at The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss., that won the 2006 Pulitzer Gold Medal for Public Service for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. He is a board member of the American Society of News Editors and served as the organization’s president in 2016.

    Mizell is a frequent presenter at national journalism conferences, including the American Society of News Editors, the Asian American Journalists Association, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Associated Collegiate Press, Investigative Reporters & Editors, the National Press Club, the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. He is a journalism graduate of Bowling Green State University and earned a Master of Science degree in executive leadership and organizational change at Northern Kentucky University.
  • Terrie Temkin, BSE ’71

    Dr. Terrie Temkin retired from a career spanning more than 40 years as an internationally-acknowledged thought leader in the areas of nonprofit governance, board development and planning on April 1, 2020. She was recognized as an award-winning speaker and a group facilitator who, as one meeting planner stated, served steak with her sizzle. Terrie credits her time at Ohio University for honing those skills.

    Terrie wrote prolifically. Her articles can be found in journals and newsletters all over the world. She penned chapters in five books and conceived of and edited the ground-breaking You and Your Nonprofit Board: Advice and Practical Tips from the Field’s Top Practitioners, Researchers, and Provocateurs.

    Terrie further contributed to the field through her active leadership in numerous national organizations including the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, and the Society for Nonprofit Organizations.

    And, for more than 20 years, Terrie taught nonprofit governance and volunteerism at Barry University and Florida Atlantic University as an adjunct faculty member. Terrie was a co-founder of the respected consulting firm CoreStrategies for Nonprofits, Inc.

    Today, Terrie is enjoying exploring more of the world and delving into new interests, taking classes at local universities and attending lectures. She continues her longtime commitments to serving as a panelist for the Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s version of the Tony Awards, and serving as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Scripps College of Communication.

    She graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication degree in speech.

  •  David Wubbolding, BSJ '86

    Dave Wubbolding has been the communications coordinator for Columbus State Community College since 2008. In that role he oversees internal communications for more than 1,000 faculty and staff members and more than 27,000 students each semester. He also helps coordinate external communications with print and broadcast media.

    The Cincinnati native began his professional career as a television journalist in Joplin, Mo. That was followed by stops in Virginia, North Carolina and, finally, the NBC station in Columbus, Ohio, where he worked from 2004 until he transitioned into his current role at the college. (Along the way, he also began using David Wayne as a professional name.) Wubbolding graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree from Ohio University.