Famend journalist Dr. Jelani Cobb would be the subsequent dean of Columbia Journalism Faculty, efficient August 1. Cobb is lately the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism and director of the Ira A. Lipman Middle for Journalism and Civil and Human Rights at Columbia.
“Jelani’s imaginative and prescient for the way forward for the Journalism Faculty is person who embraces the essential position of journalism in our society, on a neighborhood and world scale, and the want to be sure that our graduates are as neatly ready as imaginable for a shockingly dynamic and converting box,” stated Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia College.
Cobb is lately a team of workers creator for The New Yorker. He has written books at the election of President Barack Obama and the historical past of hip hop, and he has gained fellowships from the Fulbright and Ford Foundations. Cobb graduated from Howard College and gained his doctorate in American historical past from Rutgers College, the place he studied with Pulitzer Prize profitable historian Dr. David Levering Lewis.
Cobb has additionally taught at Spelman Faculty and the College of Connecticut.