Education: PhD., Communication and English Education, the University of Maryland; M.S., Public Relations, the American University; BA, Journalism and Speech Education, the University of Texas at Austin.
Courses Taught: ProSeminar, Issues in Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication, undergraduate writing, editing and visual design courses and Supervised Internship.
Professional Experience: Dr. Hines served as press secretary to U.S. Senator Ralph W. Yarborough (D-Tex), taught high school journalism and speech in the Prince George’s County Public Schools, was assistant dean at the University of Maryland College of Journalism and was founding executive director of the Maryland Scholastic Press Advisers Association. A leader in journalism education, she is past president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), was named the Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication and the Public Relations Society of America’s Outstanding Educator.
She has worked with journalists, colleges and universities domestically and internationally to establish or enhance study in journalism and mass communication including Albany (Ga.) State, Alcorn (Miss.) State, Bowie (Md.) State, Towson (Md.) University, The University of Iowa, North Carolina A&T University, Savannah (Ga.) State, Southwest Missouri State, Virginia State and Winston-Salem (NC) State. Since 2005, she has worked with the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University in the former Soviet country of Georgia to revamp its journalism program to reflect its status as a university in an emerging democracy. Through both foundation and U.S. State Department-funded programs, she has helped to train journalists and communications professionals from Afghanistan, Armenia, China, Georgia, Germany, Indonesia, Morocco, Nigeria, Russia, Singapore and Switzerland. She has served as the chair or team member on more than 35 university accrediting visits for the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the American Council on Education (CREDIT and Program Reviews).
Research Interests: Dr. Hines primary research interests include journalism and mass communication education, public relations, advertising and visual communication. She serves as book editor of Quill and Scroll magazine, on the editorial board of Racio, the scientific journal of Guram Tavartkiladze Teaching Univerity in Tbilisi, Georgia; and on the board of directors of Young DC, a city-wide newspaper for teens.