Faculty Fellows

Christopher Holmes Smith

Faculty Fellow Christopher Holmes Smith is a clinical assistant professor in communication at USC Annenberg, where he also serves as director of the Johnson Center for Communication Leadership. Smith received his B.A. in sociology from the University of Chicago and his M.A. and Ph.D. in media and cultural studies from...

Gordon Stables

Faculty Fellow Gordon Stables is the Director of Debate and Forensics for USC's nationally recognized Trojan Debate Squad (TDS). A Clinical Associate Professor, Gordon has been a member of the Annenberg faculty since 2002. Under Gordon's direction the Trojan Debate Squad has developed into a program with three primary initiatives....

Jack Lerner

Faculty Fellow Jack Lerner is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the USC Gould School of Law and Director of the USC Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic. Professor Lerner received a B.A., with distinction, in English from the University of Kansas and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He clerked...

Michael Parks

Faculty Fellow Michael Parks is a journalist and educator whose assignments have taken him around the globe, and whose "balanced and comprehensive" coverage of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa earned him the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. From 1997-2000, Parks served as editor of the Los Angeles...

Patricia Riley

Faculty Fellow Dr. Riley is a specialist in organizational communication and internationally known for her work on institutional politics and organizational culture change. Her most recent research focuses on the role of communication infrastructure in knowledge management processes and on the role of communication and information technologies in organizational change...

Philip Seib

Faculty Fellow Director of the USC Center of Public Diplomacy, Philip Seib is a professor of journalism and public diplomacy and professor of international relations. Seib's research interests include the effects of news coverage on foreign policy, particularly conflict and terrorism issues. He is author or editor of numerous books,...

Roberto Suro

Faculty Fellow Roberto Suro is a veteran print journalist with extensive experience in foreign, domestic and Washington coverage as a senior staffer for The New York Times and The Washington Post. Prior to joining the School of Journalism faculty in August 2007, he was director of the Pew Hispanic Center,...

Sasha Anawalt

Faculty Fellow Sasha Anawalt is director of the USC Annenberg Arts Journalism Programs. A faculty member of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, she founded the Masters' degree program in Specialized Journalism (The Arts) in 2008 and directs the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program, as well as the...

Stacy L. Smith

Faculty Fellow Stacy L. Smith joined the USC Annenberg faculty in fall 2003. Her research focuses on children's responses to mass media portrayals (television, film, video games) of violence, gender and hypersexuality. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1999. Smith has written nearly 50...

Thomas Hollihan

Faculty Fellow Thomas Hollihan is a professor of communication at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. He publishes in the areas of argumentation, political campaign communication, contemporary rhetorical criticism and the impact of globalization on public deliberation. He is the author of several books including Uncivil Wars: Political...

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