Hubbard School Announces Promotion for Two Faculty Members

Congrats to Danielle Brown and Christopher Terry

Following the recommendation of the faculty in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the College of Liberal Arts, its Dean and the Provost, the University of Minnesota Regents voted to promote two Hubbard School faculty members to the position of associate professor with tenure. The vote was ratified on May 11, 2023 for associate professors Danielle Brown and Christopher Terry. 

“We’re proud to announce these promotions to these valued faculty members,” said Hubbard School Director Elisia Cohen. “They deserve this award for their academic and professional accomplishments as they promote excellence within all the School’s programs.”

Danielle Brown

Danielle K. Brown
Danielle K. Brown is concluding her time as the John & Elizabeth Cowles Professor of Journalism, Diversity and Equality at the Hubbard School. She has authored dozens of articles focused on social inequality and media in an interdisciplinary collection of journals. Brown’s ongoing community-engaged projects center on reparative solutions to these inequalities, specifically for Black communities in the Midwest. Prior to her research career, Brown worked as a photojournalist, graphic designer, and public relations professional. In June 2023, Brown joins Michigan State University as the 1855 Community and Urban Journalism Associate Professor. 

Chris Terry

Christopher Terry
Christopher Terry received his Ph.D in Mass Communication and Law from UW-Madison in 2012. He spent 15 years as a producer in commercial radio, working in both the U.S. and Canadian radio systems. Terry served for six years as a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before joining the Hubbard School in the Fall of 2016. His research agenda includes regulatory and legal analysis of media ownership, internet policy and political advertising. Terry's research has earned top paper awards from the Communication and Law Division of the National Communication Association (NCA) and the Law and Policy Division of the International Communication Association (ICA). Terry has received financial support from both the Industry Research Forum of AEJMC, the Center for Information Policy Research and as a Thrust Four Research Fellow for the Center for Quantum Networks. Terry's research has been used by the FCC, cited in briefs in front of the U.S. Supreme Court and he has done more than a hundred media interviews about media law, media policy and the First Amendment.