Faculty & Staff
Deceased October 17, 2013
A veteran reporter and editor in Louisiana, New York, Washington, D.C., and Mexico City, Dr. Dardenne taught media theory and narrative journalism. He was co-author of The Conversation of Journalism and author of numerous articles and book chapters in journalism history and media effects. In 1999-2000, he taught and lectured in China on a Fulbright Fellowship. Active in community-building journalism, he helped launch several initiatives and grant programs in the region to encourage civic dialogue and participation and serves on the board of Speak Up Tampa Bay, which oversees public access TV in Tampa and Hillsborough counties. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.
In 2013, the Robert Dardenne Memorial Fund was founded in his honor.