Faculty Profile

Chris Roush

Chris Roush

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Dean of the School of Communications


BA, Auburn University
MA, University of Florida
Areas of expertise

Pedagogy of Mass Communication


Fall 2020


School of Communications

Phone Number

(203) 582-3641

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Chris Roush is the dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University. He previously spent 17 years at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor, senior associate dean, and director of the master's program.

He is the author or co-author of 10 books, including the business journalism textbook "Show me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication" and a biography of former Wall Street Journal editor Vermont Royster. He has written books about Home Depot, Pacific Coast Feather Co., and Regions Financial.

Roush is a board member of the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation and worked at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Tampa Tribune, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, BusinessWeek and Bloomberg News. He was named the Journalism Professor of the Year in 2010 by AEJMC and the Scripps Howard Foundation. The judges noted that Roush "has become the expert in business journalism -- not just at Chapel Hill, but throughout the country and even in other parts of the world."

UNC-Chapel Hill

2002 – 2019

Walter E. Hussman Distinguished Professor

Chapel Hill, NC

SNL Financial

1999 – 2002

Editor in chief

Charlottesville, VA

Bloomberg News

1997 – 1999


Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Journal-Constititoon

1994 – 1997

Business reporter

Atlanta, GA


1993 – 1994


New York

Tampa Tribune

1990 – 1993


Tampa, Fla.