The leader of MSU’s J-School recently assumed leadership of the industry’s most influential academic organization.
Tim P. Vos, Professor and Director of the MSU School of Journalism, became President in early August 2020 of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. AEJMC is the field’s leading research, teaching and service organization. Vos moved into this new position Saturday during AEJMC’s virtual annual conference.
“I’m delighted to serve AEJMC as president in the coming year,” Vos said during his opening remarks Saturday. “Like many of you, I’ve been sustained by this association for years. It’s been filled with role models who’ve challenged me to be a better scholar, teacher, and human being.”
Vos will be focusing on three priorities at the start of his tenure. The first is sustaining AEJMC in light of the dramatic impact COVID-19 has had on university budgets for professional development.
The second priority is transitioning AEJMC from the leadership of executive director Jennifer McGill, who after 20 years of leadership, is entering her final year in this role. The third priority is reimagining AEJMC to keep pace with the dramatically changing media and academic landscape.
Vos earned his Doctorate in Mass Communication from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University in 2005. He served as an associate professor and chair of Journalism Studies at the Missouri School of Journalism before taking over as the MSU School of Journalism Director in June 2019.