Thursday, April 1, 2010

Oxford University Invited Professor Dhyana Ziegler to Speak on the Status and Progress of African-American Women Journalists

Lady Dhyana Ziegler discussed women’s achievements in 19th and 20th century literature with academic scholars and leaders from around the world at the annual Oxford Round Table — a nonprofit academic conference that focuses on issues concerning women’s interests and gender equity. Ziegler, Dame of Justice and a professor of journalism at Florida A&M University (FAMU) presented a paper on “African-American Journalists: Finding Their Voices” at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.

“I was very excited about the opportunity to sit at the table with scholars to discuss important issues,” said Ziegler.

According to Shenette McCandless, coordinator of the Oxford Round Table, “Invitations are sent to selected persons throughout the world. The foundation of the Round Table’s success is the assurance that this academic forum will be composed of outstanding leaders.”

Invited speakers are identified through several screening processes: by nomination from previous participants in the Round Table; from recommendations to the Round Table directors who are actively involved in higher education and public school leadership; from recognized presentations and awards by state and national organizations; and by invitation to individuals from a successful university or school district.

Ziegler teaches media ethics at the FAMU School of Journalism and Graphic Communication. She recently served on an Oxford University Press review panel to evaluate a draft manuscript of Ethics in Communication, a 500-page textbook intended for courses addressing media ethics.

“I was very pleased to serve on the Oxford University Press panel and review a manuscript that introduces a new theory on ethics. It was an exciting read!”

For more information about the Oxford Round Table, visit

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Actually, the "Oxford Round Table" is widely recognized as a dubious enterprise that is wholly unaffiliated with the university's academic programme.