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Strengthening mass communications within academia and the private sector

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Kathryn McManus  


Credited with the launch of CNN Japan and NewsCertified Exchange,  Kathryn McManus brings expertise in business development, entrepreneurship, accreditation, leadership, operations, marketing, and communications to EducatioGlobal. 


Kathryn has worked with hundreds of senior executives and forged business relationships with organizations including:

The World Business Forum, Bloomberg, the American Express Foundation, Reuters,  NHK, Stanford University, The New York Times, and many others.

Dale Cressman PhD

Senior Consultant

Dale Cressman is an associate professor at the Brigham Young University School of Communications. Dale has been a journalism professor for 30 years. At BYU, he serves as the Associate Director for Student Learning, in which he designed his school’s assessment program, promoted DEI efforts, and oversaw a successful re-accreditation.

Dale served as ACEJMC’s Council Vice President for three years and served six years on the Council, representing the American Journalism Historians Association. He has a decade of experience serving on ACEJMC site teams.


Professionally Dale has worked as a newspaper reporter, television news producer, executive producer, managing editor, news director, and network news line-up editor. Dale earned his Ph.D. at the University of Utah.

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Donna Krache

Senior Consultant

Donna Krache is an award-winning journalist and educator with an expertise in educational curriculum development.  She launched the education beat at CNN. Donna served as the head of Georgia State's Graduate Program in Digital Media Strategies and was part of GSU's Dept. of Communication reaccreditation team before joining EducatioGlobal.


Dr. Bill Silcock PhD


Dr. B. William Silcock is a scholar and leading global innovator in journalism education. Named to the Emeritus faculty at Arizona State University, Bill is the former Assistant Dean for Research and International Programs at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


He has led projects and conducted workshops in more than 25 nations.  Bill serves as an ACEJMC site team accreditor.

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Kristin Gilger  

Senior Consultant

Kristin Gilger is Reynolds Professor in Business Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, where she served as interim dean in 2020-2021. 


Since 2014, Gilger has been part of nine accreditation reviews at journalism programs around the country and has led five such reviews.

Kristin is the co-author of the book, There’s No Crying in Newsrooms: What Women Have Learned About What it Takes to Lead, published by Rowman & Littlefield.

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