Accrediting Committee

The members of the Accrediting Committee meet once a year to review the reports of on-site observations submitted by site visit teams. The Committee examines the reports thoroughly and makes recommendations for accrediting actions. The recommendations are forwarded to the Accrediting Council, which makes all final accrediting decisions.

The Accrediting Committee has 15 members. The Accrediting Council President serves as an ex-officio voting member of the Committee.

Christopher Callahan, Chair, Accrediting Committee
Dean and University Vice Provost
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University
555 N. Central Ave., Suite 302
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1248
(602)496-5012 Fax: (602)496-5116
(Term expires 2019)

Marie Hardin, Vice Chair, Accrediting Committee
Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
201 Carnegie Building
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
(Term expires 2019)

Andrew Alexander
Visiting Professional, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Ohio University
2925 43rd St., NW
Washington, DC 20016
(Term expires 2019)

Caesar Andrews
Leonard Distinguished Professor
in Ethics and Writing
Reynolds School of Journalism
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557-0310
(Term expires 2020)

Michael Cherenson
Executive Vice President, Public Relations
SCG Advertising and Public Relations
26 Eastmans Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
(973)597-5104 or (973)919-6228 (mobile)
(Term expires 2020)

Heidi de Laubenfels
Vice President, Operations
Nyhus Communications
720 Third Ave., 12th Floor
Seattle, WA 98134
(206)423-6126 (mobile)
(Term expires 2020)

Denise Dowling
Associate Professor
School of Journalism
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
(Term expires 2018)

Vincent Duffy
News Director
Michigan Radio
535 W. William St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(Term expires 2018)

Sonya Forte Duhé
Director and Professor
School of Mass Communication
Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
(Term expires 2019)

Helen Katz
Senior Vice President
Global Director of Analytics & Insight
Publicis Media

35 W. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
(Term expires 2019)

Wanda Lloyd
Associate Professor
Department of Journalism and Mass Communications
Savannah State University
Mailing Address: 202 Lee Blv.
Savannah, GA 31405
(Term expires 2020)

Africa Price
Director of Public Relations
and Communications
Mayor’s Office
City of Shreveport
Shreveport, LA 71101
(318)673-5008 Fax: (318)673-5055
(Term expires 2019)

Brad Rawlins
Vice Rector of Arkansas State university Campus Queretaro
Carretera Estatal 100 “El Colorado-Higuerillas”
KM 17+250, Ejido Esperanza, Colon, Queretaro, Mexico
+52 (419)234-3020
(Term expires 2018)

Brian Sheehan
S.I. Newhouse School
of Public Communications
Syracuse University
Room 341, Newhouse 2
Syracuse, NY 13244
(Term expires 2018)

Jennifer Sizemore
vice president and editor-in-chief
Starbucks Newsroom
Starbucks Coffee Company
2401 Utah Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98134
(Term expires 2018)