Alan Stavitsky will join the faculty in April 2012 on the heels of an $8 million renovation of UNR journalism school also prepares to welcome an accomplished new dean. Stavitsky’s current post is senior associate dean and founding director of the George S. Turnbull Portland Center, the downtown Portland base of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.
Stavitsky worked in television and radio as a news director, news anchor, investigative reporter, talk-show host and producer. He joined the Oregon School of Journalism and Communication as assistant professor in 1990. He was named professor in 2004 and, two years later, was appointed senior associate dean and founding director of the Turnbull Center.
Stavitsky’s has published articles on media policy and the digital transition in journalism. He is the author of “Independence and Integrity: A Guidebook for Public Radio Journalism” and co-author of “A History of Public Broadcasting.”
Stavitsky holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a master’s in journalism and a doctorate in communication from Ohio State University.