Dean, Faculty and Staff



unnamed  Elayne H. Anthony, Ph.D.
 Dr. Elayne H. Anthony is the founding Dean of the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Jackson State University.

Anthony, a native of Jackson, MS, is a graduate of Jackson State University.  She received the Ph.D. degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She was the first African American female anchor, producer and reporter for WJTV-TV12, the CBS affiliate in Jackson Mississippi.  She has also served as host of her own television program entitled F.Y.I. with Elayne Anthony.

After receiving her doctorate, she returned to Jackson and served as Head of the Department of Mass Communication at Jackson State.  Under her leadership the department received national accreditation from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

After ten years at the university she decided to practice what she had been teaching.  She was appointed Assistant Superintendent of Public Information and Staff Development for the Jackson Public School District and spokesperson for the JPSD Board of Trustees.  After serving in that capacity for seven years she worked as an educational consultant for a year before becoming Chair of the Department of Communication at Belhaven University.

Anthony was a tenured full Professor at Belhaven University and is currently a tenured Full Professor at Jackson State University. She has served on more than 15 accreditation teams for ACEJMC and has served as a consultant for the Florida and Louisiana Board of Regents on Journalism Education.

Gov. Haley Barbour and Gov. Phil Bryant appointed Anthony to the education task force for the state of Mississippi. She is a member of the Jackson Association of Black Journalists, member of the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters, member of the advisory board for I Heart Radio; member of the Randolph Hearst national scholarship committee and the Board of Visitors for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Additionally, Anthony serves on the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters and the Mississippi Department of Health Board of Directors.



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                Sylvia Watley                                  Jatonya Robinson                                
    Coordinator of Special Projects                Executive Administrative Assistant                             



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    Luis Camillo Almeida, Ph. D.                 Li-Ling Chang, Ph. D.                             Bonnie Jackson, M. S.
           Penn State University                    University of Texas-Austin                   University of Southern Mississippi               


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                 Don Spann                                                 Jaime McNair, J.D.
         Jackson State University                               Georgia Southern University                  


Media Managers 

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                 Keith Collins                              Gina Carter-Simmons                            
       General Manager, JSUTV                    General Manager, WJSU                



      Shannon Tatum, M.S.                                        Robert J. Jeuitt                            
 Student Publications Manager                 Executive Producer, JSU Sports


Adjunct Faculty

Edward Cheshire, J.D.

David Hampton

Dennis Smith, J.D.

Galean Stewart-James

Gene Moore

Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, J.D.

Ken South

Shannon Tatum, M.S.



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