Luttrell Named Fellow for AEJMC Institute for Diverse Leadership in Journalism and Communication

Regina Luttrell, Newhouse associate dean of research and creative activity, has been named a Jennifer McGill Fellow of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) Institute for Diverse Leadership in Journalism and Communication

Gina Luttrell
Regina Luttrell

Luttrell is one of eight AEJMC members selected to the 2023-24 class of fellows for the institute (IDL), which is dedicated to increasing the diversity of chairs, deans, directors and endowed chairs in journalism and communication education.  

The AEJMC announcement recognized Luttrell’s track record of supporting cross-departmental and interdisciplinary collaboration, leading complex research projects and advocating for faculty.  

“Alongside her administrative duties, she actively contributes to her scholarly field through extensive authorship, publishing and conference participation,” AEJMC said.  

IDL fellows participate in institute activities while working on their home campuses. The institute’s curriculum involves four in-person group sessions, two of which are workshops during AEJMC conferences. The 2023-24 class will convene for the first time on Aug. 7 during the AEJMC conference in Washington. 

IDL also matches each fellow with an administrative mentor. Interactions consist of monthly contact via telephone or email, and a weeklong trip by the fellow to the mentor’s campus to shadow the mentor’s work and activities. 

The institute is co-sponsored by AEJMC and the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication.