COLLEGE PARK, Md. (April 26) – From Ph.D. Director Ron Yaros:

Please join me in congratulating Ronald N. De Munbrun for the successful defense of his dissertation, “The Media-Policy Relationship: Anti-Hunger Policy in America as an Example of Bridging Media and Policy Theory Through Better Definitions.”

Ronald’s Committee included:
Dr. Sarah Oates, Journalism – Committee Chair
Dr. Susan Moeller, Journalism
Dr. Mark Feldstein, Journalism
Dr. Joe Oppenheimer, Professor Emeritus, Government & Politics
Dr. Philip Joyce, Public Policy (Dean’s Representative)


A Vietnam War veteran, Dr. De Munbrun served as a career federal employee who was an advisor to government officials counseling them on a wide variety of issues related to the dissemination of (Web and non-Web-based) information to the media and the public.  He holds a B.A. in Radio, Television and Film and M.A. in Mass Communication from California State University, Northridge.  His interests include the relationship between the media and public policy, in particular anti-hunger policy in America.