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Michael O. Wirth

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Professor and Dean Emeritus
Mike Wirth is Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media and Dean Emeritus of the UT Knoxville College of Communication & Information (CCI). He served as CCI Dean from 2006-2021. Prior to Tennessee, he was Director of the School of Communication (1994-2006) and Chair of the Department of Mass Communications & Journalism Studies (1985-2006) at the University of Denver. He conducted research under grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Association of Broadcasters and served as a visiting professor to one Australian and two Chinese universities. In 2021, he received BEA's Distinguished Education Service Award (DESA). The International Radio and Television Society Foundation (IRTS) honored Mike as its 2000 Frank Stanton Fellow. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, the Journal of Media Economics, and The International Journal on Media Management, and he serves on the editorial boards of these journals. He co-edited the first edition of the Handbook of Media Management and Economics. His degrees are from Michigan State University (PhD/Mass Media ‘77 & MA/TV & Radio ’74) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (BS/Ag Journalism-Ag Honors ’73).