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About the Author

Roy Alden Atwood (Ph.D., Iowa) is the Abraham Kuyper Distinguished Professor of Classics at Morthland College in West Frankfort, IL, USA.

He previously served as President and Senior Fellow at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, ID, USA (2000-2015). He also was a tenured faculty member at the University of Idaho for 17 years and served as the director of the School of Communication (now School of Journalism and Mass Media; 1995-2000). Before taking the position at the University of Idaho, he taught at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, USA (1981-84).

He has taught on a short-term basis in Europe and Africa, including Nehemiah Gateway University, Bucimas, Albania (2015); Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (now North West University), South Africa (Senior Fulbright Scholar; 1998); Egerton University, Kenya (International Development and Training [IDAT] Visiting Professor; 1992); and Warsaw University, Poland (Visiting Professor, 1995; Senior Fulbright Scholar, 1991).

His scholarly articles and reviews have appeared in Acta Academica (South Africa), American Journalism, The Annals of Iowa, Canadian Journal of Communication, Christian Scholars Review, Communicare (South Africa), Ecquid Novi (South Africa), Journal of Communication Inquiry, Journalism Educator, Journalism History, Journalism Quarterly, Journalism Studies (England), Journal of Communication, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Media, Culture & Society (England), and Public Relations Review. He has published entries in the History of the Mass Media in the United States: An Encyclopedia (ed. by Margaret Blanchard, 1998), and Biographical Dictionary of American Journalism (ed. by Joseph McKerns, 1989). He is a former editor of The Journal of Communication Inquiry, the founding book review editor of American Journalism, and guest editor of Ecquid Novi (South Africa) in 1998. He is the author of Mass Communication Law in Idaho (New Forums Press, 1992), Transforming the Internet (Institute of Reformational Studies, 1998), and several other monographs. He is also the editor of The Handwritten Newspapers Project.

He and Beverlee have been blessed with two married children, 10 grandsons, and two grand princesses.

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