DHYANA ZIEGLER, DCJ, Ph.D.

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The Advisory Committee for ONYX Magazine is pleased to welcome Lady Dr. Dhyana Ziegler, DCJ, Professor of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication at Florida A&M University, and current Garth C. Reeves Eminent Scholar Chair in Journalism. Dr. Ziegler has previously served in other roles at FAMU including Assistant Vice President for Instructional Technology/Academic Affairs, Interim Director of the Office of International Education and Development, the Acting Vice President for Research and Director, University Planning and Analysis.

Prior to being appointed to FAMU in 1997 as the Garth C. Reeves Eminent Scholar Chair of Excellence in Journalism, Dr. Ziegler was awarded tenure in 1997 as Full Professor of Broadcasting at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UTK), becoming the first and only African-American to be elected as President of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Faculty Senate.  Dr. Ziegler was a charter inductee into the University’s African-American Hall of Fame, where she still holds that honor, and received recognition in February 2011 at UTK as part of the 50 Year Celebration of African American Achievement.

To read the full article, pick up a copy of the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of ONYX.

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