About the Dean

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Interim Dean Ed Beebout

Ed Beebout is the Interim Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities.

He previously served for five years as chair of the Communication and Media Studies Department. Beebout received an M.S. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State University and a B.A. in Journalism from Humboldt State University.

Prior to his hire at Sonoma State University, he was an award-winning 25-year veteran of the broadcast news industry, known regionally for many years as the lead anchor of KFTY-TV. He has written, produced and narrated several documentaries which aired on Bay Area television, including: “News in A New Age” (2011), “Digital Dialogues” (2013), and “Immigration Politics: A Sonoma County Perspective” (2017). 

Beebout spear-headed the creation of SSU's new Media Innovation Lab, which provides students with a professional environment to learn and practice the craft of film and video production.