Dean Stephen M. Jones of the Brigham Young University College of Fine Arts and Communications has announced the appointment of Ed Carter, associate professor of communications, as an associate dean of the college effective July 1.
Carter replaces Gary Barton, who served as associate dean for three years and will return to teaching in the Department of Visual Arts.
Carter’s responsibilities will revolve around undergraduate/graduate student matters including curriculum, assessment, advisement and the college student association, as well as international programs and student funding.
“We look forward to working with Ed,” said Jones, “and I have greatly appreciated Gary’s dedication and commitment and express gratitude for the service he has given the college and university.”
Carter received a bachelor of arts degree in communications from BYU in 1996, a master of science degree in journalism from Northwestern University in 1999, a juris doctor degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School in 2003 and a master of laws degree in intellectual property from the University of Edinburgh School of Law in 2009.
He was hired as a faculty member in the BYU Department of Communications in 2004 after completing a law clerkship with a Federal Appeals Court judge.
His scholary articles have appeared in Communication Law and Policy, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Newspaper Research Journal, Rutgers Law Journal and BYU Studies, to name a few publications.
Carter has also served as head of the Media Law Division for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, the largest academic communications association in the nation.
He has previously served as associate chair for undergraduate studies in the Department of Communications and also served on university, state and national committees. He has taught news writing/editing/reporting and media law and ethics while at BYU.