Our Cannes Lions Study Abroad Program Directors
Dr. Tom Reichert
Dr. Tom Reichert is co-director of the University of Georgia Cannes Lions Program, a study abroad program for university students built around the Cannes Lions festival. Dr. Reichert is currently professor and Department Head of Advertising and Public Relations in the Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Georgia where he teaches a range of advertising and mass communication courses. Dr. Reichert has authored, coauthored or edited over eight books, including Issues in American Advertising and Kleppner’s Advertising Procedure. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism from at the University of Missouri, and doctorate from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Georgia, taught at University of North Texas and University of Alabama.
Dr. Nate Kohn
Dr. Nathaniel Kohn is co-director of the University of Georgia Cannes Lions Program, a study abroad program for university students built around the Cannes Lions festival. Dr. Kohn is a professor at the University of Georgia, Associate Director of the George Foster Peabody Awards, and Festival Director of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival. He produced the Academy Award nominated “Zulu Dawn”starring Burt Lancaster and Peter O’Toole; the independent feature “Somebodies,” which premiered in competition at Sundance (2006); “Rain,” the Bahamas’ first indigenous feature which premiered on Showtime (2010); the feature film “Bottleworld” (2010); and executive produced the BET television series “Somebodies” (2008). He is the author of “Pursuing Hollywood: Seduction, Obsession, Dread” (Alta MiraPress, 2006). He has served as a judge at several film festivals, including the Hawaii International Film Festival and the Atlanta International Film Festival. At the University of Georgia, he teaches Advanced Screenwriting and Producing for Film and Television. He is currently producing the feature length documentary “Bayou Maharajah: The Troubled Genius of James Booker.”
Our Cannes Lions Study Abroad Program Faculty
Dr. Karen W. King, Ph.D.
Dr. King is Professor in the Department of Advertising & Public Relations in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. She teaches media planning and campaigns at both the graduate and undergraduate level, and her research principally focuses on health communication and advertising industry issues. Prior to joining the Grady College, Dr. King worked at Foote, Cone and Belding in Chicago as a media buyer/planner and a research supervisor. While on the faculty at UGA, she has been a visiting communication researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and a visiting professor at Lintas in New York. Dr. King also directs the UGA/PHD-NY scholars program.
Dr. Bryan Reber, Ph.D.
Dr. Reber is an Associate Professor and Assistant Department Head in the Department of Advertising & Public Relations in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. He teaches a broad range of public relations courses including writing and management, as well as the introductory course. His research focuses on public relations theory and practice. Prior to joining the Grady College, Dr. Reber worked in public relations at Bethel College, Kansas. He has conducted research and consulted for the University of Alabama, Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network, Sierra Club, Ketchum, Missouri Public Service Commission, and others.
Dr. Jeff Springston, Ph.D.
Dr. Springston is Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Dr. Springston’s research areas of expertise are in public relations, health promotion and organizational communication. He is widely published in cancer screening and communication in health institutions.