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Lori Bergen, PhD, is the founding dean of the College of Media, Communication and Information.
A nationally recognized leader in teaching, scholarly research and creative work, Bergen came to CU-Boulder from Marquette University, where she served as dean of the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication. During her time at Marquette, Bergen spearheaded major academic initiatives focused on improving student learning through partnerships with professionals to create high-impact journalism.
Bergen holds important roles in several major academic and professional organizations. She is immediate past president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and serves on the national advisory board of the Poynter Institute, a training organization for journalism professionals, educators and students. She is also a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, a professional association for senior public relations and corporate communications executives and leading academics from the nation’s top business and communications schools.
Before joining academia, Bergen worked for several years as a television and print journalist.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in history and political science and a master’s degree in journalism from Kansas State University, and a PhD in mass communication with a minor in organizational behavior from Indiana University-Bloomington.