USC’s Ernest J. Wilson Elected Chair of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Ernest J. Wilson III, dean of the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California, has been elected chair of the board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Dean Wilson is the first African American to serve as head of the corporation.

Dr. Wilson is a graduate of Harvard University. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Prior to coming to USC in 2002, Dr. Wilson was professor of government and politics, senior research scholar, and director of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland at College Park. He has also served on the faculty at the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania.