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Edinboro University professor selected for Scripps Howard Leadership Academy

At Louisiana State University June 4-7


Dr. Tony Peyronel, Edinboro University’s Department of Communication & Media Studies chair, has been selected to participate in the 2012 Scripps Howard Leadership Academy at Louisiana State University in June.

Organized and hosted by LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication and funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Leadership Academy June 4-7 brings together mass communication professionals, scholars and administrators to share strategies and insights on academic programs in journalism and mass communication. The Scripps Howard Foundation is the corporate foundation of the E.W. Scripps Company, which owns and operates newspapers in 13 markets and 19 broadcast television stations, as well as Universal Media, the worldwide syndication home of Dilbert, Marmaduke and 150 other features and characters.

“It is exciting both to represent Edinboro University in this national arena and to have the opportunity to bring back valuable information and ideas that can strengthen our own academic programs,” Peyronel said.

Peyronel joined the Edinboro University faculty in 1992. Prior to being named department chair in 2005, he served as coordinator of the former undergraduate programs in Speech Communication, broadcast journalism and print journalism, as well as faculty advisor to the University’s campus newspaper and radio station, The Spectator and WFSE-FM.

Before joining the Edinboro faculty, Peyronel worked as a reporter with the Kittanning (Pa.) Leader-Times, a public relations writer at Penn State University, and as Director of Communications at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa. He has also done freelance work in television news and taught as an adjunct at Westminster College and at Thiel College in Greenville, Pa.

A founding board member and immediate past president of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), he also serves as faculty advisor to Edinboro’s Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

Peyronel has authored articles for publications such as PRSA’s Counselors in Higher Education Monograph Series, the CASE International Journal of Educational Advancement, the Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, and Quill Magazine. He also publishes articles in regional newspapers and appears as a media analyst on local television stations.

Peyronel holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from Edinboro University, a master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University, and a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.