Dr. Donovan Myrie is a graduate of Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio. His Ph.D. studies revolved around both Humanities and Leadership; his dissertation topic concentrated on the relationship between digital technology and independent voices with a case study analyzing nonprofit journalism. Before joining the faculty of USFSP, Dr. Myrie taught graduate and undergraduate courses in journalism, writing, production, and advertising at Columbia University, the University of Tampa, and the University of South Florida.
Concurrent with his teaching experience, Dr. Myrie freelanced for more than a dozen years as a field producer for NBC News Channel. In 2014 he was hired for the position of Assistant News Director of WWL–TV, the CBS television affiliate in New Orleans. His prior experience in television journalism includes positions of News Director (Washington D.C.), Executive Producer of Political Coverage (Tampa), Special Events Manager (Dallas), and News Operations Manager (New York).
Dr. Myrie is a three-time Emmy Award winner who has also received accolades from the National Association of Black Journalists, the New York Festivals International TV Programmers, and the Black Filmmakers Association. In December of 2011, he published his first work of non-fiction entitled The 9/11 Project: A Journalist’s Perspective. The book is an historical account of a number of stories connected with September 11th including but not limited to the anthrax attacks, death of Osama bin Laden, and detainees at Guantánamo Bay.
In 2008, Dr. Myrie launched StormFacts.net, an online reference tool for journalists, meteorologists, and weather enthusiasts interested in both the history and forecasting of hurricanes and tropical storms in the Atlantic basin. Aside from his interests in terrorism, severe weather and digital technology, Dr. Myrie also has strong historical knowledge of both U.S. commercial aviation and nuclear power plants.