Richard Stevens - Doctorate: Journalism, 2004


Richard Stevens is pictured on the left with his dissertation committee

Perhaps the greatest thrill and honor of my life was working with the late Dr. James W. Tankard while pursuing my doctorate. Jim had an unassuming manner that encouraged the stretching of one’s perspective without hostility. The graceful way in which he brought to bear his tremendous intellectual faculties to both educate subsequent generations of scholars and advance our field is greatly missed.

In fact, most of the research faculty from that era deserve tremendous respect for the scholarly and educational contributions they offered the campus, which were truly world-class.


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