Lona D. Cobb is a professor in the Communication and Media Studies Department at Winston-Salem State University, where she has taught “Journalism Writing for Print and Online,” “Study Abroad in the Discipline” (taking students to South Africa, Zanzibar, Kenya and Italy) and other core CMS courses. She has been a member of the ieiMedia faculty since 2009. In 2015 she and colleagues from WSSU and North Carolina Central University created ieiMedia’s first multimedia program, which introduced an interdisciplinary approach to “Hip Hop” in Florence, Italy. Dr. Cobb has been faculty adviser for the WSSU award-winning student newspaper. And she is an active member in various professional organizations including the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Triad Black Media Professionals, College Media Advisers and the Broadcast Education Association. She is the vice president of Black College Communication Association. Recently she joined the Association of International Educators’ Diversity Impact Program, which aims to support professionals from underrepresented institutions by helping them expand capacity, grow study abroad and increase student global competencies.
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