Lucht Elected to AJHA Board of Directors

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Iowa State’s [Tracy Lucht](/directory/tracy-lucht/), assistant professor at the Greenlee School, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Journalism Historians Association, a high-visibility national position.

Others elected with Dr. Lucht include Bowling Green State University’s Kathy Bradshaw and Eastern Kentucky’s Pam Parry.

“Dr. Lucht is a brilliant instructor and scholar,” said Michael Bugeja, director. “She will contribute to the AJHA in matters associated with teaching and research. Her standards are high and her insight, invaluable.”

The vote came at the 34th annual national convention in Oklahoma City where Dr. Lucht received four honors: 2015 National Award for Excellence in Teaching, Rising Scholar Award, and two top awards for her research paper, "From Sob Sister to Society Editor: Dorothy Ashby Pownall’s ‘Feel for the Game’ of Journalism."

“This organization has done a lot for me professionally, and I am eager to give back,” Dr. Lucht said. “It is my hope that AJHA will continue to expand its membership while demonstrating its value to current members. In particular, I hope to continue the work others have been doing to emphasize the importance of history and to help our members achieve their professional and institutional goals.”

Founded in 1981, the American Journalism Historians Association seeks to advance education and research in mass communication history. Members work to raise historical standards and ensure that all scholars and students recognize the vast importance of media history and apply this knowledge to the advancement of society. For more information on AJHA, visit