Rick Rockwell

Rick RockwellProf. Rick Rockwell currently serves as Webster University’s Chief Communications Officer and Associate Vice President in charge of the University’s Global Marketing & Communications (GMC) division.  Rockwell was invited to take on these additional responsibilities after his initial service as Associate Dean and professor in the School of Communications.

Rockwell has taught graduate and undergraduate courses including courses in international communication and his experimental course in podcasting and social media.  For more than five years, Rockwell served as the executive producer of Latin Pulse, a program focusing on news and public affairs in Latin America, which reached a weekly audience of more than 130,000 listeners online.

Rockwell is the co-author of the book, Media Power in Central America, which won a national Choice Award from the American Library Association, among other accolades. He has worked as a radio and television producer for ABC News, a freelance reporter/producer for the PBS “NewsHour,” and a senior producer for Discovery Communications. He has years of experience as a television reporter, writer, producer and manager, serving at local and regional stations for commercial and public broadcasting in Wisconsin, Texas, and Florida.

Rockwell is an expert on media and politics in Latin America.  He is the author or co-author of 23 book chapters, refereed articles or government reports, most of them covering the topic of how the media interact with politics in Latin America.  He has lectured throughout the region, including in Argentina, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and Mexico.  His work as a journalist has taken him to Cuba and Central America, and included reporting from the U.S.-Mexico border and for the Associated Press in Mexico City.  He has written numerous journalistic pieces about Latin America, free expression, human rights, and journalism ethics for publications such as The Miami Herald, Newsday, The Baltimore Sun, and others.  He has appeared in interviews on CNN, Al Jazeera, the Voice of America, and St. Louis’ KMOX-AM.

Rockwell earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism (BSJ) degree in radio-TV journalism from Northwestern University and a Master of Arts in international journalism from the University of Southern California. 


Latin America Goes Global
Crime and Violence: The Importance of Good Stats
Violence, Self Censorship, and Culture
Populism and Modern-Day Conspiracy Theories

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Contact Information

Office phone 314-246-8280
Email or rickrockwell@webster.edu

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