F. Mitchell Land, Ph.D.F. Mitchell Land, Ph.D.


Phone: 757-352-4200
Email: mland@regent.ed

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F. Mitchell Land, Ph.D. 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.

Dean 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. Dr. Land earned his Ph.D. at the University of Texas in radio, television and film, with emphases in international/development communication and cultural anthropology.

Dean Land 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. Dr. Land is fluent in French and studied French language and culture at the Universite de Haute Bretagne and Universite de la Touraine, France.

Academic Philosophy

Lead and inspire Regent University School of Communication & the Arts faculty, staff and students to educate, train and prepare Christian leaders to transform their world for the glory of God.

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


Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 1990
M.A. University of North Texas, 1982
M.Div. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1975
B.A. Midwestern State University, 1971

Fields of Expertise

  • Media Ethics
  • International Communication
  • Development Communication