About

BIO of Robert L. Terrell

Degrees

University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., Education, 1978
University of California, Berkeley, M.A., Journalism, 1973
Morehouse College, B.A., Sociology, 1969

Academic Appointments

Professor, Department of Mass Communication, California State University, East Bay, 1991—
Chair, Department of Mass Communication, California State University, Hayward, 1991-94
Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Colorado, 1988-1991
Associate Professor, School of Journalism, University of Missouri, 1976-1988
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Journalism, New York University, 1985-1986
Senior Lecturer, School of Journalism, University of Nairobi, 1984-85
Visiting Professor, Department of Communication, Stanford University, summer 1981
Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, summer 1979
Visiting Professor, Department of Communication, Stanford University, summer 1976
Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Saint Mary’s College, 1971-76

Professional Positions

Contributing Writer/ Photographer, Street Spirit, 2003–
Consultant, Oakland Unified School District, Castlemont Arts and Entertainment Academy Oakland, CA, 1997-99
Editorial Consultant, Beijing Review, Beijing, China. 1995-96
President, African American Faculty and Staff Association, California State University, Hayward, 1994-95
Columnist, Silver and Gold Record, University of Colorado, 1990-91
City Editor (part-time), Columbia Missourian, 1980-88
Senior Editor, North South News Service, 1985-86
Correspondent, Share International, 1984–
Copy Editor, Beijing Review, Beijing, China, 1981-82
Consultant, Mid-Missouri Association of Colleges and Universities, 1976-80
Copy Editor, San Francisco Chronicle, summer 1970
Researcher/Writer, Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, GA, 1968-69
Stringer, Newsweek, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968-69
Reporter, New York Post, 1966-68

Administrative Positions

Coordinator of Internships, Department of Mass Communication, California State University, Hayward, 1999-2006
Coordinator of Co-op Education, Department of Mass Communication,
California State University, Hayward, 1999-2006
Co-Coordinator, Council of Chairs Alone, School of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences,
California State University, Hayward, 1998-1999
Coordinator/Principal Investigator, Campus Climate Assessment Project, California State
University, Hayward, 1993-95
Director, Exchange Program between the Department of Mass Communication, California State University, Hayward and the Foreign Languages Publishing Company, Beijing, China, 1992-93
Director, Office of International Education, University of Colorado, 1990-91
Chair, Program Review Committee, School of Education, University of Colorado, 990-91
Chair, Curriculum Committee, School of Journalism, University of Colorado, 1990-91
Chair, Advertising Search Committee, School of Journalism, University of Colorado,
1988-89
Chair, International Programs Committee, School of Journalism, University of Missouri,
1987-88
Director, Office of Extended and Experimental Education, St. Mary’s College, 1975-76
Coordinator, Office of Research and Planning, St. Mary’s College, 1974-75
Chair, Task Force for Long Range Planning, Saint Mary’s College, 1974-75
Coordinator, Office of Research and Planning, Saint Mary’s College, 1974-75
Chair of the Fall Program Planning Committee, California Council on Teacher
Education, 1973
Founding Managing Editor, California Journal of Teacher Education (currently known as the Teacher Education Quarterly), 1972-73
Board of Directors, California Council on Teacher Education, 1972-75

Memberships

International Communication Association, 1992-96
Media Alliance, 1992-93
Association for Education in Journalism, 1983-88
Speech Communication Association, 1985-86
American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, 1973-76
American Association for Higher Education, 1973-76
California Council on Teacher Education, 1971-76
American Educational Research Association, 1973-76

Honors

Evaluator, Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships, National Research Council for the National Academies of Science. Washington, D.C., 2004–
Council Member, the Mayor’s Council to Eliminate Chronic Homeless in the City  of San Francisco, 2004-2006
Promotion, Rank and Tenure Committee, Department of Communication, California State University, Hayward, 2004-2005
Promotion, Rank and Tenure Committee, Department of Ethnic Studies, California State University, Hayward, 2003-2004, 2004–
Promotion, Rank and Tenure Committee, College of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, California State University, Hayward, 2002-2003, 2003-2004
Kappa Tau Alpha, 1977–
Board of Directors, International Center For Journalists, 1986-2002
Professor of the Year (awarded by the African American Faculty and Staff), California
State University, Hayward, 1993-94
Chair, Committee on Academic Planning and Resources, California
State University, Hayward, 1993-94
Outstanding Professor of the Year, Department of Mass Communication, California State University, Hayward, 1991-92
Board of Advisers, Department of Journalism, Ohlone College, 1992-93
President-elect, Boulder Faculty Assembly, University of Colorado, 1991
Chancellor’s International Fellow, University of Colorado, 1990-91

Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, Panelist, Sunday Salon, KQED, (Critiqued the film “Bamboozled,” directed by Spike Lee), October 2000

Lecture, “Mass Communication Versus Reality,” Palo Alto Humanist Community Forum, May 2000
Reviewer, Chapter on Television for the new mass media and society textbook published by Addison Wesley Longman titled Making Sense of Media, March 2000

Co-Moderator-Panelist, “An Historical Overview of the Northern California Ethnic Press,” Western Journalism Historians Conference, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, February 2000

Lecture, “Building a Successful Career as a Writer,” North Coast Writers Group, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 1999.

Lecture, “Racial Apartheid, Class Discrimination and ‘Liberal Arts’ Ideology,” sponsored by the School of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, California State University, Hayward, February 1999

Panelist, “China:  Looking Forward/Looking Backward,” Biella Room presentation on the “political, economic, cultural and strategic implications of reforms currently underway in the People’s Republic of China,” California State University, Hayward, February 1998.

Panelist, “Our World This Week” television program sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Northern California, San Francisco, CA, April 1998

Participant-Observer, Ethics and the Media conference, Iberoamerican University, Sponsored by the International Center for Journalists and the Field Foundation, Mexico City, Mexico, September 1997

Moderator, International Issues Panel, Western Journalism Historians Conference, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, March 1997

Author, “Report on Student Retention,” Oakland Unified School District, December 1997

Lecture, “The Greening of the People’s Republic of China:  Current Economic and Social Reforms in the World’s Next Dominant Superpower,” sponsored by the School of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, California State University Hayward, October 1996

Panelist, Camp Wilmont Sweeney Youth Forum, Camp Wilmont Sweeney, San Leandro, California, December 1996

Lecturer, Critical Issues Seminar (four major lectures on China and the World), Foreign Languages Publishing Company, Beijing, China, spring 1996

Lecturer, News writing and Reporting Seminar, Foreign Languages Publishing Company,
1989-1990
Panelist, Sunday Salon, KPFA, Critiqued Fahrenheit 911, and discussed Bay Area
Homelessness with Larry Bensky and Angela Alioto, July 2004

Panelist, Sunday Salon, KPFA, (Critiqued gubernatorial election) Berkeley, CA,
October 2003
Speaker/Moderator, American Friends Service Committee Peace Forum, S. F., CA, ,
August 2003, Beijing, China, 1995-96

Presenter, “Government and the Press in sub-Saharan Africa,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Sydney, Australia, July 1994

Lecturer, “The Information Superhighway,” Beijing Administrative College, Beijing, China, February, 1994

Lecturer, “The Information Superhighway,” Shanghai Telecommunications Managers, Shanghai, China, February 1994

Presenter, “Life Inside the ‘Velvet Prison,’ The Hungarian Intelligentsia During the Kadar Regime, 1956-1988,” eighth annual Inter Cultural and International Communication Conference, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, February 1991

Presenter, “Methods of Teaching Reporting News Gathering and the Utilization of News in the United States,” Institute for the Training of Journalists, Budapest, Hungary, October 1990

Presenter, “Revolutionary Government Control of Mass Communications and the Press:  Suriname, 1980-1988,” Seventh Annual Inter Cultural and International Communication Conference, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, February 1990

Sponsor, U.S. Orientation Program for Two Journalists from Pakistan, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Colorado, funded by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright Program), summer 1989

Director, “Orientation Program for Young African Journalists,” School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Colorado, sponsored by the International Center for Journalists, April 1989

Co-Director, Seminar for U.S. and Spanish Journalists and Scholars, sponsored by the Joint Committee for Scholarly Exchanges Between the United States and Spain, University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, March 1987

Director, Orientation Program for Senior Spanish Journalists, School of Journalism, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, New York City, Washington, D.C., sponsored by the United States Information Agency, August 1987

Program Participant, Second International Forum for Young Journalists, Budapest Institute for the Training of Journalists, Summer 1988

Program Participant, Open Forum for Young Journalists, Budapest Institute for the Training of Journalists, summer 1987

Co-Coordinator, Program for U.S. and Spanish Journalists and Scholars, Joint Committee for Scholarly Exchanges Between the United States and Spain, Complutense University of Madrid, March 1987

Coordinator, Spanish Journalists’ Program, United States Information Service, Columbia, MO, New York City, Washington, D.C., September 1986

Amparts Lecturer, United States Information Service, Bucharest, Romania, February 1986

Amparts Lecturer, United States Information Service, Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, February 1986

Lecturer, University of Nigeria and Enugu, United States Information Service, Lagos and Enugu, Nigeria, January-February, 1985

Amparts Lecturer, United States Information Service, Somali National University, Mogadishu, Somalia, April 1985

Lecturer, University of Liberia, United States Information Service, Monrovia, Liberia, January 1985

Amparts Lecturer, sponsored by the United States Information Service, Port Luis, Mauritius, July 1985

Amparts Lecturer, University of Zambia, United States Information Service, Lusaka, Zambia, June 1985

Amparts Lecturer, Sierra Leone, United States Information Service and the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists, Freetown, Sierra Leone, June 1985

Amparts Lecturer, Sierra Leone, United States Information, Freetown, Sierra Leone, May 1985

Amparts Lecturer, United States Information Service, Gaborone, Botswana, April 1985

Program Designer, Linkage Program Between the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism and the Press Institute of Tunisia, sponsored by the United States Information Agency, June 1984

Coordinator, New Writing Workshop, Foreign Languages Press, Beijing, China, 1981-82

Panelist, “Graduate School of the Newsroom,” sponsored by the Department of Journalism, Norfolk State University, April 1980

Lecture, “Problematic Aspects of Mass Mediated Realities,” sponsored by the University of California Committee for Arts and Lectures, University of California, Berkeley, July 1979

Grants and Fellowships

American Friends Service Committee Grant, $1,500, “Our Streets, Our People” documentary photography exhibition, Meridian Gallery, S.F., CA, July-August, 2004

Photo Journalism Grant, Faculty Association, California State University, Hayward, January 1993

Seed Money Planning Grant for Mass Communication Training Center, Office of the Chancellor, California State University, November 1992, $5,000

Grant, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Colorado, summer 1990
Office of Cultural Programs, University of Colorado, summer 1990
Chancellor’s Office Grant, University of Colorado, summer 1989, $2,500
Research Grant, Office of Research and Creative Work, University of Colorado, summer 1989
Joint Committee for Scholarly Exchanges Between the United States and Spain, 1987, $10,000
United States Information Agency Grant for Korean Journalists, 1987, 55,000
United States Information Agency Grant for Spanish Journalists, 1987, $50,000
United States Information Agency Grant for Linkage Program Between the University of Missouri School of Journalism and the Press Institute of Tunisia, 1984-87, $50,000
University of Missouri Shell Foundation Grant, 1978
University of Missouri Research Council Grant, 1977 and 1978
University of California Dean’s Fellowship, 1974-75
National Defense Fellowship, 1971-74
Fund for Peace Fellowship, 1970-71
California State Fellowship, 1969-72