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Name  David Perlmutter
Role  Professor
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Education  University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania
Books  Photojournalism and foreign policy, Blogwars, PROMOTION AND TENURE, Policing the media, The Manship School G

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David D. Perlmutter, Ph.D. became Professor and Dean of the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University on July 1, 2013. Before coming to Texas Tech, he was the director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa, beginning on June 30, 2009. He was a Professor and Starch Faculty Fellow at the University of Iowa. As a documentary photographer, he is the author or editor of ten books on political communication and persuasion. Also, he has written several dozen research articles for academic journals as well as more than 250 essays for U.S. and international newspapers and magazines such as Campaigns & Elections, Christian Science Monitor, Editor & Publisher, Los Angeles Times,, Philadelphia Inquirer, Denver Post, and USA Today.


Meet Our New Dean: David D. Perlmutter, Ph.D.


David D. Perlmutter received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He served as a Board member of the American Association of Political Consultants and now sits on the National Law Enforcement Museum Advisory Committee for its Media Exhibit.

At the University of Kansas he served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research and as a member of the University Press of Kansas Editorial Board Committee and graduated from the Senior Administrative Fellows Program.

At Louisiana State University he served as interim Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, led the political communication track, and won two faculty awards including the main campus-wide award for research, teaching, and service.

He writes a regular column, “Career Confidential,” for the Chronicle of Higher Education and blogs for CHE’s The Conversation and Vitae. In 2010 he was elected to the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Standing Committee on Research and in 2013 was re-elected. He also served a term on the appointed AEJMC Finance Committee. He is also a reviewer for the AEJMC-Peter Lang “Scholarsource” project.

Perlmutter has been interviewed by most major news networks and newspapers, from the New York Times to CNN and ABC and, The Daily Show. He regularly speaks at industry, academic and government meetings.

Top's Ten

Perlmutter is the originator and host of a radio interview show called, "Top's Ten" on KTXT radio.TOP’S TEN seeks out successful and influential people in politics and government, the many professions, the physical and social sciences, or the arts and humanities and asks them to reveal their lives, ideas and ideals through their playlist.


  • Photojournalism and Foreign Policy: Icons of Outrage in International Crises (Praeger, 1998)
  • Visions of War: Picturing Warfare from the Stone Age to the Cyber Age (St. Martin's, 1999)
  • The Manship School Guide to Political Communication (LSU Press, 1999)
  • Policing the Media: Street Cops and Public Perceptions of Law Enforcement (Sage, 2000)
  • Picturing China in the American Press: The Visual Portrayal of Sino-American Relations in Time Magazine, 1949-1973 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007)(with John Hamilton)
  • From Pigeons to News Portals: Foreign Reporting and the Challenge of New Technology (LSU Press, 2007)
  • Blogwars: The New Political Battleground (Oxford, 2008)
  • Promotion & Tenure Confidential: The People, Politics And Philosophy of Career Advancement In Academia (Harvard University Press,2010)
  • References

    David D. Perlmutter Wikipedia

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