Department of Communication

Tina Lesher

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Office:   Hobart Hall 102a
Phone:   (973) 720-3341
Email:   Leshert@wpunj.edu
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Department: Communication
Position: Professor: Print Journalism
Area Specialization: Journalism

Education:
A.B., History, Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, W. Va.
M.A., Journalism, University of Missouri at Columbia
Ed.D., English Education, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

Recent Projects:
Fulbright Scholar, 2006-07, United Arab Emirates
Recipient, 2008, Students' First Award, given by the SGA to a professor who inspires  students
Author, "Club '43," published 2006
Fulbright Student coordinator for the university

Awards/Honors:
Communicator of Achievement, New Jersey Press Women; NJPW First Place
Awards for public relations, special editions, feature stories in large
daily newspapers, food writing and columns; Golden Quill Award, Garden State
Scholastic Press Association; Direct Marketing Educational Foundation
Fellowship; Jon Ben Snow Foundation grant (twice awarded); Direct Selling
Association grant; Visiting Graduate Scholar, Poynter Institute of Media
Studies; American Association of State Colleges and Universities grant for studies at the East-West Center in Honolulu; Poynter Institute Teaching Fellowship; Knight Foundation-ASNE fellowship; WPUNJ Alumni Association grant.

Research and Creative Activities:
Author of chapters in Women's Periodicals in the United States Consumer Magazines, Women's Periodicals Vol. II, and History of Women's Press organizations. (All published by Greenwood Press); author of "Public Relations: Up to Par," published in Nonprofit Management Case collection, University of San Francisco; contributing editor for Press Woman magazine special editions on writing and on journalism education.
Articles published in more than 25 major newspapers and magazines. Currently updating dissertation research on the writing coach movement.

Activities:
Department of Communication Chairperson (1997-2000), and past President of New Jersey Press Women; Member of the Board of Trustees, United Fund of Westfield; Member, Editorial Board, New Jersey Journal of Communication.

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