Christopher Callahan Dean, University Vice Provost and Arizona PBS CEO

Christopher Callahan is the founding dean of the Cronkite School. He is responsible for leading a 150-member faculty and staff and 1,700 students. He also serves as vice provost of the 11,000-student Downtown Phoenix campus. Callahan is the chair of the Hearst Awards Steering Committee and serves as the chair of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. He also is a member of the Poynter Institute’s National Advisory Board. Prior to joining ASU, Callahan was associate dean at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland and senior editor of the American Journalism Review. Before entering journalism education, Callahan was a Washington correspondent for The Associated Press. He is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the author of “A Journalist’s Guide to the Internet.”