writing of Frank Deaver
Featured writer of RGHF
RGHF committee member
has been a member of the Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (USA) since 1969,
and was president in 1980-81. He currently serves his club as executive
director and bulletin editor, and District 6860 as Assistant Governor and
directory editor. He was Group Study Exchange team leader twice (Sweden 1975,
The Philippines 1990), and polio immunization team leader to India (2000).
Frank is professor emeritus of journalism, The University of Alabama, where his
primary teaching/research fields were media ethics and international media. He
holds a PhD degree in Communication from the University of Texas, with post-graduate
study in Sweden, Guatemala, and Japan. His text on media ethics is published
in Spanish and Romanian, and excerpts in Japanese. He has combined
international media consultancies (for the State Department and various
foundations) with Rotary activities, and has attended Rotary in more than 30
countries. His year-long series of articles on "Friends Around the
published in the district, one in The
Rotarian, others in various places.
For most of his adult life, Frank has been "preaching ethics" in and out of the
classroom, and has spoken and written on ethics and the Four-Way Test in many
venues. He was a speaker for Rotary Zone meetings in New Orleans and Little
Rock; for district conferences in four states, plus in India, The Philippines
Frank is a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, RI Foundation Benefactor, and Major
Donor; and his wife Dusti is also a Paul Harris Fellow.