People

Director

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.

 

 

 

Faculty

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.

 

 

Staff

Jeff Rutherford joined the Journalism Studies Program in 2011 as a Program Assistant and Academic Advisor. Prior to arriving at Texas A&M, Rutherford earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and spent two years working with campus Recruitment Services.  In addition to acting as program associate and undergraduate advisor, Rutherford produces marketing, communication, and web content and manages the Journalism Studies website and social media.