Dale Rice joined the Journalism Studies Program in 2008 as a Lecturer. Rice earned a B.A. in International Relations and Journalism from Syracuse University. A veteran journalist of 35 years, Rice has covered a wide array of beats. 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 mentors aspiring journalists who are part of the College of Liberal Arts’ Student Reporter 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.
Kelli Levey, an Assistant Lecturer in the Journalism Studies Program, brings to the classroom 20-plus years of experience as a journalist and five years in public relations. Her career spans internships at the Palestine and Tyler daily newspapers; a stint as a roving reporter in East Texas, generating stories for The Dallas Morning News and Houston Chronicle from a cabin in the woods; and a path from reporter to editor to reporter again over 14 years at The Bryan-College Station Eagle. Since leaving daily newspapers, she has written numerous free-lance magazine and newspaper stories, as well as advertising copy and public relations pieces. At Texas A&M, she has written news stories and press releases and has coordinated public relations efforts for both the university and Mays Business School.
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.