COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Feb. 6) – Dr. Robbie Morganfield (Ph.D. ’15) is the new chair of the Dept. of Mass Communication at Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana.

He will head up a department that has an accredited bachelor’s degree program with concentrations in broadcasting, print, business, sports and visual journalism. A master’s degree in mass communication is also offered.

Since graduation, Dr. Morganfield, an ordained minister, has been on the faculty of Anne Arundel Community College and serving as the lead pastor for the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church.

While working on his Ph.D. at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Dr. Morganfield worked with faculty advisor, (Emeritus) Professor Maurine Beasley. She reports his scholarly interests center on the depiction of religion in journalism. His dissertation was, “Framing Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.: A Comparative Analysis of Mainstream and Alternative Newspaper Coverage, 2007-2008.”