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Professor John Sanchez to speak Monday

Professor John Sanchez, guest speaker
Professor John Sanchez to host Faculty Lecture Committee

Penn State Hazleton’s Faculty Lecture Committee will host Professor John Sanchez as the featured speaker for the George Tseo Memorial Lecture at the campus. The event, free and open to the public, will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25 in 115 Evelyn Graham Academic Building.

Sanchez, an associate professor of journalism at Penn State’s University Park campus who teaches news media ethics (including an honors section) and American Indians and the media. He will discuss “Mass Media, Mass Media Indians and American Indians in the 21st Century,” a topic he has researched extensively and has had numerous articles published in Communication Quarterly, Communications Studies, The Howard Journal of Communications, Journal of American Indian Culture and Research, and Teacher Education Quarterly, among others.

Sanchez was named one of the leading scholars in the field of intercultural studies by the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship. He is also a Freedom Forum Teaching Fellow and an AEJMC/ASJMC Freedom Forum Journalism Leadership in Diversity Fellow.

During his tenure at American University in Washington, D.C., Sanchez served as the academic director of the American Indian Leadership Program and taught American Indian leadership and politics. Under his leadership, President Clinton’s panel on race initiatives recognized this program as one of the five top programs in the country. He continues to work in Washington, D.C., as a consultant to Indian Country in education, diversity and mass communications initiatives.

Sanchez is also a past recipient of Penn State's Communications Alumni Society Excellence in Teaching Award.

Sanchez also serves on the executive boards of the CIC American Indian Studies Consortium, the American Native Press Archives, and as a consultant to the board of directors of the American Indian Policy and Media Initiative.

Recently, Sanchez co-edited a textbook titled “American Indians in the Media” that was released in April 2012. 

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Washburn University and master’s degrees from Southwestern Louisiana University and Ohio State University. He is affiliated with the Yaqui/Apache tribes.

For additional information on this event, contact Penn State Hazleton’s Office of University Relations at 450-3180.

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