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Greg Newton appointed Scripps associate dean for graduate studies, research, and creative activity

Claire Berlin | Jun 2, 2017

Greg Newton appointed Scripps associate dean for graduate studies, research, and creative activity

By Claire Berlin

ATHENS, Ohio (June 2, 2017)—Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth has announced the appointment of Greg Newton, Ph.D., to associate dean for graduate studies, research, and creative activity. The three-year appointment begins in July.

“Greg is very excited to work with faculty and graduate students to promote collaboration, research, and development of graduate programming, among other activities. We will accomplish a great deal under Greg’s leadership,” Titsworth said in a May 19 email to the college’s faculty and staff.

Newton served as the college’s interim associate dean for graduate studies, research, and creative activity in 2016-2017. Prior to Newton’s appointment in the Scripps College of Communication Dean’s Office he was a faculty members in the Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies for 14 years, teaching and researching in the areas of media management and leadership, media law, and broadcast programming and promotion. He also worked as an assistant professor in the College of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma.

“My experiences serving in the interim role since July have convinced me that I can help make some good things happen in the college,” said Newton. “I’m excited to continue working with the grad directors, faculty and staff across the college on initiatives that improve our recruiting and develop new strategic alliances that advance excellence.”

In this position Newton will manage graduate curriculum innovation and collaborative research and creative work of students and faculty. He will also oversee personnel and resources associated with research and creative activity in the Social Media Analytics Research Team (SMART) Lab, Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab, Immersive Media Initiative and the Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact.

In addition to scholarly pursuits, he has over a decade of radio experience as air talent, production director, and program director at several commercial and non-commercial stations in Illinois and Indiana and has worked as a freelance voice-over artist. He is a Past-President of the Broadcast Education Association; and serves as the faculty adviser for ACRN Media at Ohio University. He received his bachelor of arts in communication studies from Northern Illinois University, his master of arts from Northwestern University, and his doctorate from Indiana University.