AEJMC Selects Hollerbach as Institute for Diverse Leadership in Journalism and Communication Fellow


Karie HollerbachDr. Karie Hollerbach, professor and chair of the Department of Mass Media at Southeast Missouri State University has been selected to participate in the 2016-2017 class of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication ‘s (AEJMC) Institute for Diverse Leadership in Journalism and Communication (IDL).

Hollerbach is one of eight AEJMC members chosen from a nationwide competitive application process to participate in the Institute which is co-sponsored by AEJMC and the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC). The purpose of the Institute is to increase racial, gender, and ethnic diversity in administrative and other senior-level positions in journalism and communication education through a year-long mentoring and professional development program.

IDL Fellows will convene for the first time during AEJMC’s National Conference in August and will participate in other sessions throughout their fellowship year, including spending a week with their designated administrative mentor at the mentor’s campus. Other schools with fellows selected for the program include Indiana University, Marquette University, North Carolina Central University, University of Georgia, University of Kansas, University of Maryland, and University of Southern California Annenberg.

“My participation as an IDL Fellow will open doors for our mass media program at Southeast,” Hollerbach said.  “The combination of workshop sessions facilitated by vibrant, veteran administrators with a participatory mentoring program and a pro-active resource network will make it possible for me to discover and introduce new ideas that could grow our department.”

Hollerbach joined Southeast in 2000 as an instructor following a professional career as an advertising practitioner and teaches courses in advertising strategy, media, and campaigns, as well as in media research methods and history. Her research focuses on advertising diversity and she serves as the advertising option coordinator for Southeast’s Department of Mass Media. She is an executive committee member of AEJMC’s Advertising Division. Hollerbach earned her doctoral degree in mass communication and media arts from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2004.