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A business journalism professor from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named the dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University

While at UNC, Chris Roush was also director of the Carolina Business News Initiative, which provides training for professional journalists and UNC students, and oversees other business journalism educational programs.

Roush is the author of two books about business journalism — “Show Me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication” and “Profits and Losses: Business Journalism and its Role in Society.” He is the co-author of “The SABEW Stylebook: 2,000 Business Terms Defined and Rated.”

Roush blogs about business journalism at talkingbiznews.com, which won a Society of American Business Editors and Writers “Best in Business” award in March 2010. He also created a website on the history of business journalism at bizjournalismhistory.org and a website for college students interested in business journalism at collegebizjournalism.org.

Roush hold a master’s degree in mass communication from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in history and journalism from Auburn University. He has worked for various publications, including the St. Petersburg Times, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, The Tampa Tribune, BusinessWeek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Bloomberg News. He also was editor-in-chief of SNL Financial, which publishes newsletters and magazines for investors, and a contributing editor to Business North Carolina magazine.

Roush also taught business journalism at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and the University of Richmond.