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What was your previous position and where?I was associate professor of mass communication and co-chair of the mass communication department at Dillard University in New Orleans. Prior to that, I was press secretary to the mayor of New Orleans and director of public information for the city.
What brought you to LSU?I came to LSU because it was an opportunity to teach and mentor students and engage in research in of one of the top mass communication programs in the country.
What is your research interest?I conduct research on the history of the African-American press and on public relations.
What do you hope to accomplish at LSU?I hope to draw upon my professional experience and academic background to educate students who will not only be prepared for careers in mass communication, but who will use their talents to make a contribution in their discipline and in the world. I also plan to publish a book on the history of African-American foreign correspondence.
What do you enjoy most about LSU?LSU and the Manship School provide a stimulating and supportive environment that enables me to engage in scholarly pursuits while doing what I love to do — teach.
What are your major accomplishments?I am especially proud of the work I do in illuminating the role and work of the African-American press, including my book, titled "Giving a Voice to the Voiceless: Four Pioneering Black Woman Journalists."