Communication Professor Named Among ‘top 50 Journalism Professors’


Ross Collins, professor of communication, has been named among the “Top 50 Journalism Professors in 2012” by the journalismdegree. org website.

According to the website, the list was developed “to recognize the accomplishments of top-tier journalism and communications professors across the country.”

“It’s great to see this online journalism education group recognize our efforts to promote education in new media and web design,” Collins said of being named to the list. “There is no nomination process, so I presume people noticed my work over the years to support web-based education and new media at NDSU. It might also have been my website ( that I started back in 1995 when I was part of a group of NDSU professors trying to encourage our colleagues to use the Web for teaching. I guess we were successful.”

Collins joined the NDSU faculty in 1993. He is a media historian, with his research focusing on World War I and II eras, U.S. frontier journalism and French journalism during the Third Republic. He also is senior editor of the Institute for Regional Studies Press. Collins recently published a book considering children’s activities during the world wars, titled “Children, War and Propaganda.”

“Dr. Collins possesses credibility with journalists and students because of his experience in the profession and as a proficient historian of journalism,” said Mark Meister, associate professor of communication and department chair. “NDSU students benefit from his practical insight about journalism skills and his broad understanding of journalism trends.”

Collins earned his bachelor’s degree at Minnesota State University Moorhead, his master’s degree in cultural history from the University of Warwick, Britain, and his doctorate in journalism history at the University of Cambridge, Britain. He also earned a certificate of French studies from the University of Burgundy, France.

NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.

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