Hansen Re-Elected Region 5 SPJ Director

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Dr. Elizabeth Hansen, professor of communication at Eastern Kentucky University, has been re-elected to a second two-year term as Region 5 director of the Society of Professional Journalists.

As a director, Hansen will continue to serve on SPJ’s national board of directors and will be responsible for serving the organization’s chapters in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.

SPJ supports First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press, high standards of journalism ethics, professional development, journalism education and newsroom diversity.

Hansen, who joined the EKU faculty in 1987, earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas, a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Iowa State University and a doctoral degree in communication from the University of Kentucky.

She is a recipient of the 2008-10 Foundation Professorship, Eastern’s highest honor for teaching excellence.

Published on October 21, 2010