Recent PhD Graduate Mellen Receives Recognition

Dr. Roger Mellen, assistant professor of journalism at New Mexico State University who received his PhD in history from Mason in August 2007, was awarded an honorable mention by the American Journalism Historians Association for his dissertation “A Culture of Dissidence: The Emergence of Liberty of the Press in Pre-Revolutionary Virginia”  in the Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize for 2008.

The AJHA’s Blanchard Prize is awarded annually for the best doctoral dissertations dealing with mass communication history.