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Janice Windborne , Ph.D.

Janice Windborne

Associate Professor , Faculty Adviser to WOBN-FM/WOBN.net
Department of

p/ 614.823.3375
e/ JWindborne@otterbein.edu
Office: 33 Collegeview, C124


  • Ohio University, M.A. & Ph.D.
  • University of Arkansas, B.S.

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Use of media to foster human rights and development
  • Media as a community building tool

Affiliations & Awards

  • Long career as a public radio journalist behind her
  • Won several awards for investigative and human rights reporting in the US and abroad

Personal Biography

For 18 years, Janice Windborne was a public radio journalist based in Minnesota and California.  She covered stories in many countries, including Brazil, Mexico, Eastern Europe and Russia, winning awards for investigative, legal and human rights reporting.  In 1999, she led a team of journalists in Albania as part of a multinational effort to serve the information needs of refugees during the Kosovo War.  

Her dissertation and later research led her to Ghana in West Africa, where she investigated the use of media by women and children’s rights advocates as the media environment evolved into more private, more  commercial models.  More recently, she has worked with teens and refugee groups in Columbus, Ohio. 

/ Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs is located in Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.

Office Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

p / 614.823.1556

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