Collins named Kopenhaver Center Fellow at national educator conference

Janice Collins, assistant professor in College of Media at University of Illinois, was named a Kopenhaver Center Fellow of the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication, at the 100th Convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Chicago in August.

Collins is among 47 women from colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to be a Kopenhaver Center Fellow and participate in the seminar on professional leadership and team building, “Women Faculty Moving Forward: A Pathway to Success in the Academy.”

She is an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism who teaches multimedia storytelling, broadcast journalism, and leadership development.

Kopenhaver Fellows

The Kopenhaver Center at Florida International University was founded by Dr. Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver, dean emeritus and professor in 2012 to empower both women professionals and academics in all the fields of communication to develop visionaries and leaders who can make a difference in their communities and their profession. Its website is

The Center was established in 2012 by Dean Emeritus and Professor Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver as a pioneering site for the advancement of women in the field of communication.  For more than three decades, Dr. Kopenhaver has been a tireless advocate for women in communication and envisions this center to lead the way for future communicators, scholars and professionals. 

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