Lending Mass Media Expertise
Jeanne Rollberg, associate professor of journalism in the School of Mass Communication, has the distinction of being the first UALR faculty member to serve at the Clinton School. Before the school opened in 2005, she was called on to provide market research to help reach out to minorities and underserved populations, develop curriculum for two media courses, and oversee the creation of a newsletter, and promote the public service institution.
Rollberg, active on the Arkansas Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists board for the past eight years, received the Arkansas Press Associationâ€™s Outstanding Journalism Educator Award in 2005. She is a member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Society of Professional Journalists, Broadcast Education Association, and Radio-Television Digital News Association. She is an editorial advisory board member on ethics for Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorderâ€™s publication. She is also a consultant to the American University of Healing Arts in Little Rock.
A UALR teacher for 26 years, Rollberg is recognized for her expertise in curriculum revisions and degree plan preparation. She helped establish minority student scholarships with KTHV and Hola! Arkansas. She has an M.A. degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a B.A. degree in history from Macon College.