Our next installment in the Civic Imagination mini series features Assistant Professor of Broadcasting at WKU, Ryan Dearbone. Ryan is active in his community as a leader in DEI practices. He shares his current project with us, which is examining the impact of covid and post-pandemic trends on regional churches in and around Appalachia.


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About Ryan
Ryan Dearbone currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University. Prior to that, Ryan has worked in several different fields throughout his career. Ryan spent several years as a multimedia journalist in Kentucky and Tennessee. There, he was twice recognized by the Kentucky Associated Press for his work. He has also spent time working as the Assistant Director of Community Education, a non-profit, and in the Department of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at Western Kentucky University. Although Ryan is no longer a full-time reporter, he still works as a freelance journalist and part-time videographer for his own company, 823 Enterprises. He is also very engaged in his community of Bowling Green as the President of the local NAACP, as well as sitting on several other boards and committees.