James Gentry, a professor and former dean at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas.
Gentry is nationally known for his ability to turn complicated financial and accounting information into understandable language for corporate communicators and journalists.
Over the past 25 years, he has taught thousands of communicators and journalists how to understand the language of business. He has presented workshops on understanding the numbers of business to thousands of journalists and corporate communicators.
He received the Barry Sherman Teaching Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2008.
The award recognizes excellence and innovation in the teaching of media management and economics.
Prior to joining KU, he was journalism dean at the University of Nevada, Reno, and associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism.