West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism Dean Maryanne Reed was recently elected to the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC) Executive Committee. She is one of only eleven nationally elected members.

The ASJMC Executive Committee is the governing body for the association of journalism and mass communication administrators. The association provides a network for deans, directors and chairs, as well as special programming and publications, on accreditation, curriculum revision, strategic planning and development. Some 200 journalism and mass communication schools belong to the association nationwide and 10 schools belong internationally.

Reed will begin her work on the ASJMC Executive Committee this fall. Her three-year term begins October 1, 2009, and ends September 20, 2012.

Reed joined the Schools faculty in 1993. Before being named Dean in 2004, she chaired

the broadcast news program and taught courses in broadcast news writing, television reporting and producing, documentary production and journalism history.

Reed has produced television documentaries and news features for public and commercial television. Her award-winning documentaryRighteous Remnant: Jewish Survival in Appalachia,originally aired on West Virginia Public Television and was distributed nationally by PBS . Her feature on children and mountaintop mining aired onNick Newson the Nickelodeon Cable Channel.

Reed also directed students in the production of an Emmy award-winning documentary profiling five cancer patients,Cancer Stories: Lessons in Love, Loss and Hope.The documentary aired on West Virginia Public Television in December 2003 and has been distributed nationally by the National Education Television Association.