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Associate Professor and Chair, Drury University Communication Department
President, Missouri Sunshine Coalition
Dr. Jonathan Groves is associate professor and chair of Drury University’s Communication Department, and president of the Missouri Sunshine Coalition. In his research, he has explored several change efforts, including the Christian Science Monitor‘s push to become a Web-first news organization and the Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World’s development of WellCommons, a local health portal.
He spent 14 years as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Arkansas and Missouri before earning his Ph.D in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2009. He has presented research at national conferences of the International Communication Association and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and has served as a consultant for several media and nonprofit organizations. In addition to his management experience as an assistant managing editor, he holds a master of business administration from Missouri State University and a graduate certificate in organizational change from the University of Missouri.