B.F.A. 1962, University of Texas-Austin; M.A. 1970, University of Maryland; Ph.D. 1972, University of Minnesota.
Specialties: Comparative systems of broadcasting, international broadcasting, broadcasting and national development, new media technology.
Douglas A. Boyd Boyd is Professor, Department of Communication, School of Journalism and Media, and Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, University of Kentucky. Since coming to Kentucky in 1987, he has held several administrative positions, including Dean of the College of Communications and Information Studies, Associate Provost for International Affairs, and Chief of Staff in the office of the President. He previously held faculty positions at the University of Delaware and University of Maryland, College Park, and was a Fulbright Professor at Cairo University in Egypt. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He has been a commercial broadcaster, an employee of the Department of Defense in Saudi Arabia, employee and consultant at the Voice of America, and worked at the British Broadcasting Corporation’s Office of International Broadcasting and Research in London. Boyd is the author of 60 academic articles and three editions of Broadcasting in the Arab World: A Survey of the Electronic Media in the Middle East and 60 refereed academic publications. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media and Journal of Communication.