Elza Ibroscheva Named School of Communications Associate Dean

Jun. 19, 2017

Elza Ibroscheva Named School of Communications Associate Dean
Elza Ibroscheva Named Associate Dean for the School of Communications

Elza Ibroscheva will join the School of Communications as the new associate dean. Ibroscheva will begin her role on Aug. 1, 2017.

“Elza is a well-respected educator and her work shows that she will be an asset to Webster University’s global education mission,” said Eric Rothenbuhler, dean of the School of Communications. “In her time at her previous university, she was able to lead a successful reaccreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in addition to helping develop new curriculum and increase diversification and internationalization of faculty.”

Ibroscheva comes to Webster from the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville where she served as professor and department chair. Her areas of research include media developments in Eastern Europe, including media stereotypes, international and political communication, gender representations in the media as well as the role of the media in fueling nationalism. 

She is the author of Advertising, Sex and Post Socialism: Women, Media and Femininity in the Balkans (Rowman and Littlefield, 2013) and an editor (with Dr. Maria Raicheva-Stover) of the volume Women in Politics and Media: Perspectives from Nations in Transition (Bloomsbury, 2014). She has authored many book chapters and articles in journals such as the Internet Policy Review, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Howard Journal of Communication, Central European Journal of Communication, Feminist Media Studies, International Journal of Communication, Sex Roles: Journal of Research, and the Russian Journal of Communication.  She has been the recipient of numerous research and study grants, including awards from the American Council of Learned Societies, the International Research Exchange, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the University of Oslo, Norway, Central European University, and the University of Illinois European Union Center. 

Ibroscheva holds a BA from American University in Bulgaria and has both an MA and PhD from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

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