Dianne Lynch is dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca [N.Y.] College. The school is launching a Center for Independent Media in June. Lynch was the founding executive director of the national Online News Association, a 900-member organization of online journalists. In that capacity, she was the editorial director of the first national study of the credibility of online news, funded through a $225,000 grant from the Knight Foundation, and co-producer of a series of digital training modules for online newsrooms, available through the Poynter Institute’s News University.  Lynch is a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Curriculum Development; and a member of the national accrediting council for schools of journalism and mass communication; a member of the inaugural class of the ASJMC Leadership Institute. She has also been a working journalist for the past two decades.  She wrote a biweekly column about women and technology, “Wired Women,” for from 2000 to 2003, and a weekly column on new media ethics for the Christian Science Monitor from 1998 to 2002. She was named by the Freedom Forum in 1999 as national Journalism Professor of the Year. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her PhD in Art History and Communications from McGill University in Montreal. She taught at St. Michael’s College in Vermont before Ithaca.

Dianne M. Lynch, Dean / Roy H. Park School of Communications
311 Park Hall / Ithaca College / 953 Danby Road / Ithaca, NY 14850