Dale Rice, who joined the Journalism Studies Program in 2008, is an assistant instructional professor and director of the program. After earning a B.A. in International Relations and Journalism from Syracuse University, Rice spent 35 years as a journalist, covering a wide array of beats and jobs. Rice integrates his experiences as a general assignments reporter, city hall reporter, education writer, capital bureau chief, business editor, deputy features editor and restaurant critic into his teaching. Rice also serves as an advisor to the Texas A&M University Student Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and to F1, the First Year Photo Project.
Edward L. Walraven is a Senior Lecturer in the Journalism Studies Program. His research interests include the military, media and wartime censorship; journalism history; Spanish-language newspapers in Texas; and mass media’s impact on the folklore narrative. Walraven has published essays in military history publications, the academic journal Western Folklore, and the Texas Almanac. Walraven’s media experience includes four years as a reporter and editor with the San Angelo Standard-Times and more than 10 years as a science writer and member of Texas A&M’s public relations office. He joined the Texas A&M journalism faculty in 1991. Walraven earned a Ph.D. in History from Texas A&M in 1999, and has also completed a master’s degree in English and doctoral work in English literature, rhetoric and folklore narrative.
Hannele Rubin is an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Journalism Studies Program. She earned a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and a second master’s in public policy from Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute. Her experience includes more than 25 years researching, reporting, writing, and editing for various publications, companies, and academic institutions. This included six years as a reporter and editor at a New Jersey daily newspaper and stints as a copyeditor and reporter for The New York Post. She also taught editing as an adjunct professor at New York University’s School of Professional Studies. Rubin joined the Journalism Studies faculty in 2015.
Angelique Gammon, a journalism graduate of Texas A&M University and publisher of the local Insite Magazine, is a part-time assistant lecturer teaching JOUR 203, Media Writing I, a fundamental course required of all journalism students, and JOUR 489, Magazine Writing. A mentor who receives profuse praise from students, Gammon has a well-established connection to the Journalism Studies Program. Each semester, she takes a number of students under her wing as interns at Insite, guiding them through real-life reporting and writing experiences.