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Barbara Hines, Professor, Howard University
Wins Top Honors at AEJMC

Chicago, Aug. 11- Barbara Hines, professor at Howard University, Washington, DC, was recently named the 2012 Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education at the 100th anniversary convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

Hines teaches journalism and directs the graduate program in Mass Communication and Media Studies (MCMS), the largest Ph.D.-producing program of African American scholars in journalism and mass communication in the U.S.

In the award presentation, Stacey Hust, professor at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University and chair of the Commission on the Status of Women, recognized Hines for her "leadership and mentoring, which have served to move larger numbers of minorities and women into the field as journalists, educators, scholars, and global leaders."

Nominators called Hines "a woman who embraces difference, diversity, multiculturalism and feminism in every aspect of her life and work. She possesses a deep sense of honesty and fairness, and leads without pomp or a feeling of entitlement. It is perhaps her humility in serving others that best defines her character."

Hines began her career on Capitol Hill as press secretary to a U.S. senator; she has taught 43 years; 37 in higher education at two major universities (Howard and Maryland), while also teaching in summer programs at Columbia, Syracuse, and Catholic universities.

At Howard, Hines serves on the University's Budget Advisory Committee, been recognized by the Faculty Senate as its Outstanding Faculty Mentor; served as director of the Annenberg Honors Program and chair of the Department of Journalism; established the advertising sequence in the Department of Journalism; and served 17 years as coordinator of the Youth Journalism Academy.

Nationally, Hines has chaired or served on more than 35 university accrediting teams for the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism (ACEJMC) or program reviews for the American Council on Education (ACE); served for more than 40 years in various leadership positions in professional organizations ranging from College Media Advisers to the Society of Professional Journalists to the Society for News Design; recognized by the Southern Regional Education Board as a faculty mentor; and named by PR Week as one of the ten outstanding public relations educators in the U.S. She is a member of the National Capital chapter Public Relations Society of America Hall of Fame.
She has worked globally, most recently with the Ivane Javashaksvili Tbilisi University in the Republic of Georgia to develop administrative, leadership and curricular changes in the journalism program for that country's flagship university; taught visiting professionals from Morocco, Indonesia, Germany, Afghanistan, and Georgia through programs sponsored by IREX and AED; serves on the editorial board of Racio, scientific periodical journal of Guram Tavartkiladze Teaching University, Tbilisi, Georgia; on the advisory board of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue-Council of Communication Associations; and was 2008-09 president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). The Public Relations Society of America honored her as Public Relations Educator of the Year in 1999.

Hines graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (B.S.) and received graduate degrees from the American University (M.S.) and the University of Maryland at College Park (Ph.D.).




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