Gracie Lawson-Borders was appointed dean of the School of Communications at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is the former associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wyoming, where she also was professor of communication and journalism. At one time, Dr. Lawson-Borders was the director of the African American and Diaspora Studies program at the University of Wyoming.
Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Wyoming, Dr. Lawson-Borders taught at Kent State University and Southern Methodist University. Earlier in her career she was a reporter and editor for the Akron Beacon Journal, the Oakland Press, and the Chicago Tribune. She is the author of Media Organizations and Convergence: Case Studies of Media Convergence Pioneers (Routledge, 2005) and his currently working on her second book that deals with business models for digital media organizations.
Dr. Lawson-Borders is a graduate of Michigan State University. She earned a master’s degree at Northwestern University and a Ph.D. at Wayne State University.