Tom Grimes (Ph.D., Indiana University) is the holder of the Ross Beach Chair in communication research at Kansas State University. Grimes spent 12 years in broadcast journalism, which included work at WCBS-TVÂ and ABC News in New York, and as news anchor and news director at KERA-TV in Dallas, Texas. When Grimes entered the academic profession in 1986, he became a research fellow and faculty member at the Mass Communication Research Center, which is located at the University of Wisconsin-Madisonï¿½s School of Journalism & Mass Communication. While at Wisconsin, he was director of graduate studies for two years and head of the broadcast news sequence.Â Â Grimes is the author of 43 research studies, some of which have appeared in journals including Human Communication Research, Communication Research, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Health Communication, and the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, and in anthologies of research, such as Communication Yearbook.Â He continues to work professionally, pro bono, for Kansas Public Television. Grimes also holds a non-paying appointment as adjunct professor of Clinical Child Psychology at The University of Kansasï¿½s Clinical Child Psychology Program.