Dr. Mitch Land is the dean of the School of Communication & the Arts at Regent University. His expertise is in international communication and media ethics. In addition, he consults on journalism training efforts that are sponsored by organizations with the U. S. Department of State.
Land came to Regent from his position as founding dean of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, and the founding director of the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas (UNT). He is also co-founder of UNT's nationally acclaimed Mayborn Conference in Literary Nonfiction, which annually hosts top-tier writers. The conference is held in July in the Greater Dallas and Fort Worth Metropolitan area.
Land earned his Ph.D. at the University of Texas in radio, television and film, with emphases in international/development communication and cultural anthropology. He teaches courses on media ethics, studies, theories and management, international communications, public relations cases and campaigns, public opinion and propaganda, creative and feature writing, media law, and comparative media systems. He also holds workshops for journalists, editors and publishers in both English and French in Africa. Land is fluent in French and studied French language and culture at the Universite de Haute Bretagne and Universite de la Touraine, France.
Runner-Up Paper Award for the Open Paper Session, Media Ethics Division, Ã’Non-Western Ethics Analysis of Media Coverage of Death During the 2010 Winter OlympicsÃ“
First author of co-authored paper submitted to the 2010 AEJMC International Convention, August 4-7, Denver.
Co-edited book, Contemporary Media Ethics nominated in 2006 and 2007 for the Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award Visiting Scholar to Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu 2006 summer session
Visiting Scholar to Western Galilee College 2006 winter session
Citation for Distinguished Service to International Education in 2004 by UNT
First Place for Top Syllabi Competition in Introductory Course. AEJMC Convention, Aug. 10-13, 1996. Anaheim, Ca.
Professor of the Month, March 1996, presented by the Panhellenic Association for unsurpassed achievements at the University of North Texas
Third-Place Winner of the International Association of Business Communication (IABC) Teaching Papers Competition: Ã’Awakening the Right Brain in Feature Writing: Whole-Brain Teaching for Public Relations,Ã“Washington, DC, Aug. 10, 1995.
Recipient of the Huck Boyd stipend on community building media, National Newspaper Association, Sept. 20, 1995.
Selected in a national competition to the case study team of the International Radio and Television Society Foundation, New York, NY. Feb. 11, 1995. The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi The Honor Society of Kappa Tau Alpha
Selected Publications: Contemporary Media Ethics: a Practical Guide for Students, Scholars and Professionals (ed. With Koji Fuse and Bill Hornaday), Marquette Books, 2013
"Expanding the Philosophical Base for Ethical Public Relations Practice: Cross-Cultural Case Application of Non-Western Ethical Philosophies," Western Journal of Communication, Vol. 74, No.4, 2010
"True Tales of a Tall Tower: KCEN-TV 50 Years and Beyond" (with Richard Wells), Channel 6 Inc., 2003
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC); International Academy of Business Disciplines (IABC); African Studies Association; Western Social Science Association