Dr. Jan Quarles

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Dr. Jan Quarles completed her Ph.D. in Mass Communication at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UTK) in 1986, and did Master's work at UTK and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy from UTK with a focus in Asian Philosophy. Dr. Quarles has been a professor of mass communication for more than two decades, and she has taught journalism, public relations, new media and international communication courses. Quarles has been a postdoctoral collaborative research Fulbright scholar to Australia (1988) where she spent a year in the newsrooms of The Age, The Sun and The Herald In Melbourne. In 2003, she completed a Senior Specialist Fulbright to the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. She is a Salzburg Seminar Fellow, an AEJMC Journalism Leadership in Diversity Fellow (2003) and an RTNDA Excellence in the Newsroom Fellow (2000). At MTSU, Quarles has served as Chair of Journalism, Associate Dean and Assistant Dean. Prior to joining MTSU in 1994, Quarles taught briefly at the University of Maryland-Towson and for six years at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Victoria, Australia, where she directed the public relations program and worked with the Public Relations Institute of Australia to develop accreditation of university programs. She is the co-author (with Bill Rowlings) of Practising Public Relations: A Case Study Approach. Quarles has also taught at the University of Georgia and the University of Kentucky. She currently teaches and conducts research in the area of international communication. In the graduate program, she teaches in the management area. Her research now focuses on cultural policy and products, world trade and globalization. Her full CV listing her articles and presentations is available at www.mtsu.edu/~jquarles.