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Saranaz Barforoush Successfully Defends Dissertation

Saranaz Barforoush - courtesy Wilson Institute.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (June 13) – Congratulations to Dr. Saranaz Abdollahzadeh Barforoush, who successfully defended her dissertation in Knight Hall. The title of her dissertation is: Tyrants, Thugs, Fanatics & Charmers: U.S. Media Coverage of the Leaders of China & Iran. Dr. Barfouroush will be joining the University of British Columbia in Vancouver in the fall.

Her Committee included:
Dr. Susan Moeller, Journalism – Committee Chair
Dr. Mark Feldstein, Journalism
Dr. Sarah Oates, Journalism
Dr. Linda Steiner, Journalism
Dr. Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development
Dept. of Government and Politics – International Relations (Dean’s Representative)

Stanton Paddock Successfully Defends Dissertation

Dr. Stanton Paddock defends his dissertation on April 20, 2017 in Knight Hall.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (April 21) – Congratulations to Dr. Stanton Paddock, who successfully defended his dissertation in Knight Hall Thursday, April 20. The title of his dissertation is, “The Institutionalization of Photojournalism Education:  Bringing the Blue-Apron Ghetto to American Schools of Journalism.”

The dissertation committee for Dr. Paddock includes:

  • Dr. Ira Chinoy, Journalism – Committee Chair
  • Dr. Linda Steiner, Journalism
  • Dr. Kalyani Chadha, Journalism
  • Dr. Helen Kalson Cohen, Education
  • Dr. Daryle Williams, History – Dean’s Representative

Koliska Defends Ph.D. Dissertation

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Dr. Michael Koliska successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation today at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

Koliska’s  dissertation was titled, “Transparency and Trust in Journalism: An Examination of Values, Practices, and Effects” and included an analysis of some 27 interviews across a wide spectrum of journalists.

The dissertation committee included:

  • Professor , Linda Steiner, Journalism – Committee Chair
  • Professor, Sarah Oates, Journalism
  • Asst. Professor, Kalyani Chadha, Journalism
  • Assoc. Professor, Rosellina Ferraro, Marketing
  • Professor, Jeffrey Lucas, Sociology – Dean’s Representative

Koliska has already secured a tenure track assistant professorship at Auburn University’s School of Communication and Journalism.

More about Michael Koliska

Michael Koliska worked as radio reporter for the last 10 years in Germany, the US and China. He has a MA degree in Sociology and English from Magdeburg’s Otto-von-Guericke University in Germany, where he worked for a private radio station, a local newspaper and then Germany’s largest broadcast network. He then joined an NPR affiliate in Illinois as news anchor/reporter while pursuing a MS in Journalism at the University of Illinois. His latest assignment was as editor for China Radio International in Beijing, China.