John Dimmick (PhD, University of Michigan) was on the regular faculty of the School of Communication for 35 years as Assistant and Associate Professor. His work is concentrated in the area of media economics and management. Publications include some 40 refereed articles, 13 book chapters, numerous convention papers, for which was awarded 4 top paper awards, and a book entitled Media Competition and Coexistence: The Theory of the Niche. He received the Robert Picard Award for this work from the media management and economics division of AEJMC. This book has been translated into Korean and Chinese. For further biographical information see his listings in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.