A former U.S. diplomat, policy analyst and newspaper columnist, Emily Metzgar is an associate professor in The Media School at Indiana University. Her research focuses on public diplomacy, international communication and the role of media in society. Metzgar earned her doctoral degree in media and public affairs from the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. She has a master’s degree in international politics from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in political science and French from the University of Michigan. She has written extensively about public diplomacy and her work has appeared in Communication Law & Policy, Political Communication, Place Branding & Public Diplomacy, Columbia Journalism Review, USA Todayand elsewhere. She is the immediate past head of the International Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and is completing a manuscript about American alumni of the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program and their growing influence on the U.S.-Japan relationship.
Dr. Metzgar’s work has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and International Herald Tribune. She is an alumna of the Council for a Better Louisiana's Leadership Louisiana program and has been recognized as a Graduate Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and as a Fellow for the Society for New Communications Research. She is a 2009 graduate of the University of Southern California's Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy and contributes posts to the CPD Blog.
As a 2012-2013 CPD Contributing Scholar in International Broadcasting, Dr. Metzgar has conducted research on the Broadcasting Board of Governors and its role as a media management organization for the United States government.
Dr. Metzgar's 2015-17 CPD Research Fellowship project is titled, Journalism with Purpose: Foreign Policy, Domestic Politics & U.S. International Broadcasting
In The News:
Why Public Diplomacy Matters on the Korean Peninsula, October 10, 2018.
What's "In the Works" for Emily Metzgar? December 19, 2014.