Dr. Edward Kimbrell

Emeritus

Dr. Edward Kimbrell
615-904-8331
Room 249, John Bragg Media and Entertainment Building (BRAGG)
MTSU Box 366, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Departments/Programs

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia (1972)
  • M.S., Northwestern University, IL (1967)
  • B.S., Northwestern University, IL (1961)

Areas of Expertise

American Media and Social Institutions
Freedom of Expression
Mass Media Law

Biography

Edward Kimbrell, professor emeritus of journalism, holds degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Missouri. Dr. Kimbrell is the founding chair of MTSU's Department of Mass Communication and served as dean of the College of Mass Communication from 1989 through 1991. He has received MTSU's Outstanding Teacher Award, Gamma Beta Phi's Teacher of the Year Award twice, the MTSU Public Service Award, and the MTSU Foundation's Career Achievement Award (2005). He teaches Freedom of E...

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Edward Kimbrell, professor emeritus of journalism, holds degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Missouri. Dr. Kimbrell is the founding chair of MTSU's Department of Mass Communication and served as dean of the College of Mass Communication from 1989 through 1991. He has received MTSU's Outstanding Teacher Award, Gamma Beta Phi's Teacher of the Year Award twice, the MTSU Public Service Award, and the MTSU Foundation's Career Achievement Award (2005). He teaches Freedom of Expression, Mass Media Law, and American Media and Social Institutions. Dr. Kimbrell has been a reporter, photographer and editor for the Chicago City News Bureau and other newspapers, radio and television stations, and he has also worked in higher-education public relations. He is the winner of four Emmys for his weekly media commentary on WSMV-TV Nashville, and he hosted the bimonthly interview show "Metro Journal," for which he won a national TELLY Award in 1995.

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