Ernest Wilson III

Dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
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Ernest Wilson III is dean of the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California. He also sits as Walter Annenberg Chair in Communication and as a senior fellow at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, a joint project of USC Annenberg and the USC College's School of International Relations, and an adjunct fellow at the Pacific Council on International Policy. Dr. Wilson was nominated by former President Bill Clinton to sit as the ranking senior member of the board of directors for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He was reappointed to the CPB board by President Bush in 2004. Prior to his appointment at USC Annenberg, Dr. Wilson was a senior research scholar at the University of Maryland, College Park, holding a joint appointment as professor in the Department of Government & Politics and in the Department of African-American Studies. From 1995 to 2002, Dr. Wilson was director of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the university, and he remains a senior fellow of the Center. Before joining the University of Maryland faculty in 1992, Dr. Wilson served with distinction on the faculties of the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania. At the University of Michigan, he was director of the Center for Research on Economic Development and an associate research scientist at the Institute for Public Policy Studies. Dr. Wilson is the recipient of numerous research fellowships and awards, including an international affairs fellowship from the Council on Foreign Relations and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He holds a doctorate degree and master's degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor's degree from Harvard College.

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