: To clarify my original headline “Journalism Dean Tim Gleason replaced unexpectedly with Julie Newton”, while it was common knowledge Gleason would step down, I didn’t expect him to do so until a permanent Dean was hired. See the June ODE story
It is my great pleasure to announce the appointment of Julianne H. Newton as Interim Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. Julie has been a professor of visual communication in the SOJC since fall 2000, and has served as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs since 2008. She will assume her new duties on November 1, 2013.
Newton is an award-winning scholar who has worked as a reporter, editor, photographer and designer for newspapers, magazines, and electronic media. She is author of The Burden of Visual Truth: The Role of Photojournalism in Mediating Reality and co-author (with Rick Williams) of Visual Communication: Integrating Media, Art and Science, which won the 2009 Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in Media Ecology. Her research applies ethics and cognitive theory to the study of visual behavior. Newton’s honors also include the National Communication Association Visual Communication Research Excellence Award (2004 and 2008), Marshall Award for Teaching Innovation, National Press Photographers Association Garland Educator of the Year Award, and the AEJMC Distinguished Contributions to
Visual Communication Award. Professor Newton was editor of Visual Communication Quarterly (2001-2006) and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Communication, Visual Studies, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, EME (Explorations in Media Ecology), Visual Resources, International Journal of McLuhan Studies and VCQ.
Please join me in welcoming Julie Newton as Interim Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication.
Interim Senior Vice President and Provost