Ray E. Hiebert has been editor of Public Relations Review for 40 years. He is professor emeritus and was founding dean of journalism at the University of Maryland. He is author or editor of more than two dozen books and dozens of articles on public relations, public affairs, journalism, and mass media.
He has been a consultant to a number of government agencies and non-profit organizations, including the US State Department, as well as Labor, Commerce, Health, Education and Welfare, Housing and Urban Affairs, and the Voice of America. He has also worked with many non-profits, such as the National Organization on Disability, the American Red Cross, and the Boy Scouts of America.
He has traveled extensively in Africa, Asia, West and Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean as a consultant, researcher, and visiting professor, including a Fulbright Fellowship in Africa. In 1999, he was given the University of Maryland’s “Landmark Award” for his achievements in international service.
He grew up in California and received his BA from Stanford University, MS from Columbia University, and an MA and PhD in history from the University of Maryland.