Donald Heider

Don Heider is the Founding Dean and Professor at the School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago. He is the Founder of the new Center for Digital Ethics & Policy. Heider currently serves as president of the ASJMC, the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Heider’s is the editor of Living Virtualy which includes his and a dozen other researchers’ work on virtual worlds. Heider has worked on three previous books:: Managing Television News: A Handbook for Ethical and Effective Producing,, Class & News, and White News: Why Local News Programs Don’t Cover People of Color.

Heider earned his B.A, from Colorado State University, his M.A. from American University and his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. During his former career as a broadcast journalist, Heider received five Emmy awards, a regional Edward R. Murrow, and a Tennessee Associated Press Award. Heider was honored at the University of Texas with two teaching awards: the Eyes of Texas Award and the Texas Blazers Award, and previously Heider received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award while at Ole Miss. He was also selected as an Ethics Fellow at the Poynter Institute.