Angela Powers

Professor [GSJC]


Dept:Greenlee School Journalism/Communication
Office:101 Hamilton
613 Wallace Rd.
Ames IA

Office Hours: Available on Request

Education: Ph.D., Mass Media, Michigan State University, 1990
M.S., School of Communication, Illinois State University, 1980
B.A., School of Communication, Illinois State University, 1978


Angela Powers, Ph.D., is a specialist in media management, economics and entrepreneurship. Professional experience includes television news anchoring and reporting on CBS and NBC affiliates. Teaching and research address practical issues in media including source usage, job satisfaction, sustainability and entrepreneurship. She has co-authored a book, Trends, Mobility, and Impact of Organizational and Financial Networks on Media Markets and authored more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and presentations appearing in outlets such as Journal of Media Economics, JMCQ, Newspaper Research Journal and the International Journal on Media Management.

International experience includes a research fellowship at Jönköping University in Sweden, Fulbright and Senior Fulbright Specialist awards in Lithuania and an IREX consultancy in Egypt working with young media professionals at national news outlets including Al-Ahram and Al Akhbar.

She has 10 years of experience as a director of two major schools of journalism and communications, first at the A.Q. Miller School at Kansas State University and most recently at the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University. She was a professor at Northern Illinois University where she also served as Assistant Director of University Honors and received the University Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. She was also a recipient of the AEJMC MME Division Barry Sherman Teaching Award.

Leadership training includes ISU’s Emerging Leadership Academy, HERS Summer Institute and AEJMC’s first Leadership Institute. Degrees include a Ph.D. in Mass Media from Michigan State University and an M.S. from Illinois State University.

In her spare time, she likes playing golf, tennis, the piano and most recently the guitar.