Vlad, Tudor

Tudor Vlad

Dr. Tudor Vlad is the Executive Director of the Cox International Center after serving as the Center’s Director from 2017 to 2022. His research focuses on media challenges in emerging democracies and the impact of mid-career training programs for journalists. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Georgia, he was the Chair of the Journalism Department of the Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, and director of the World Free Press Institute. Dr. Vlad has been a visiting IREX Fellow at the University of North Carolina and a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Georgia. He has conducted many workshops for journalists around the world. Vlad worked as a journalist in Romania for 20 years.

tvlad@uga.edu • 706-542-5037

Jooyoung Kim

Dr. Jooyoung Kim is a Professor, Director of the Cox International Center, and Dan Magill Georgia Athletic Association professor in sports communications. He is also the founder and Executive Director of Cox CAM Fellows Program. At UGA, Dr. Kim is also a faculty member at the Center for Asian Studies and the Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Kim’s research seeks to advance scientific knowledge in understanding the interactions between advertising and consumers across media platforms. His research includes more than 40 refereed journal publications in top/leading academic journals, numerous refereed presentations, and invited speeches at academic conferences and business venues. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Interactive Advertising. Dr. Kim is an active member of the American Academy of Advertising, European Advertising Academy, Korea Advertising Society, and Korean Association of Advertising & PR; and was elected Secretary of the 2021-2022 American Academy of Advertising Board of Directors.

jykim@uga.edu • 706-542-4791

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Ted Kim

Dr. Ted Kim manages and coordinates the programming and administrative aspects of the Communication and Media (CAM) Fellows Program at the Cox International Center. His duties include providing instructional, academic, and administrative work with all business matters associated with the CAM Program and other international visiting scholar or training programs in the Cox International Center.

tkim@uga.edu • 865-622-0922

Barbara Bond, administrative assistant

Barbara Bond

Barbara Bond is an administrative fiscal specialist for the Cox International Center. Prior to Grady College, Bond spent ten years in the healthcare industry – nine years as a lead certified pharmacy technician and one year as a nurse coordinator for home health. She also worked several years in office management and accounting in the private business sector.


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Dr. Lee B. Becker

Director Emeritus, 1997-2017


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Dr. Al Hester

Founder and Director Emeritus, 1985-1997

Deceased 2019

From left to right: A group of Georgian journalists visit Grady College. (Photo: Jackson Schroeder) Kyser Lough and Ralitsa Vassileva took a small group of students to the Solutions Journalism Summit in Utah. (Photo: submitted) Myra Blackmon speaks to a class at Grady College. (Photo: Sarah Freeman)
2022 in Review: Service & Partnerships
Editor’s Note: This is part of our six-part series highlighting stories produced by Grady College in 2022. The features include stories in each of the following subjects: Student Successes Faculty […]
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Murrow Fellows sit at tables and serve as panelists.
Murrow Fellows discuss misinformation during visit with Cox International Center
Conversations about the effect of 24-hour news, social media and misinformation during elections around the world were a few of the topics discussed when 17 international journalists visited Grady College […]
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Jooyoung Kim in front of a screen teaching an advertising class.
Jooyoung Kim named director of Cox International Center
Jooyoung Kim, the Dan Magill Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Sports Communication, has been named director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research. […]
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Young journalists from the country Georgia attend a lunch with Grady undergraduate students in the PAF.
Cox International Center welcomes young Georgian journalists for digital media training
From March 28 to April 8, 21 early-to-mid-career journalists from the country Georgia are at Grady College taking classes in the area of digital media.  Following a week at Poynter […]
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Ninth Consecutive Annual Workshop in Bucharest Organized by the Cox International Center
Grady College alumni and faculty led an international discussion on fake news at a workshop in Bucharest, Romania, in early October. Alina Bargaoanu, dean of the College of Communication and […]
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