Professor Anthony R. Fellow



World's Smartest Dog---"Sara Fellow the Weimaraner"*

     Dr. Anthony (Tony) Fellow is Professor of Communications and Adjunct Professor of Political Science in the College of Communications at California State University, Fullerton, where he is a tenured professor in the third largest communications department in the United States. He also serves as director of the college's journalism program which includes tracks in print, broadcast, and visual journalism. Fellow also is coordinator of all core communications courses and is responsible for scheduling and assigning faculty to courses.

     In addition, he is an adjunct professor of journalism in the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California. Besides teaching journalism courses, Fellow teaches courses in History & Philosophy of American Mass Communications, Communications Law, Principles of Communications Research, Media Effects, and graduate courses in International Communications, American Media History, Media and Politics, and Communications and Governance.

     He has written two books, The Copy Editors' Handbook for Newspapers and American Media History, and numerous journal articles on health communications. He has presented his health research at international conferences.

     Before entering university teaching, he was a reporter, political columnist, and city editor for 10 years with the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. He covered the presidencies of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter for the Thomson Newspapers. He continues to write newspaper columns on politics and water issues.

     Fellow also was under contract with Universal Studios playing the part of a journalist in Kingston Confidential, a weekly series starring Raymond Burr as a newspaper publisher.

     Fellow is active in politics. He is currently vice mayor of his city and is an elected director on the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District. He also is one of the 34 directors on
the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the largest water entity in the world. In addition, L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina appointed him to the Water Appeals Board.

     He was a candidate for the California State Assembly but lost by less than 500 votes of some 25,000 cast.  

     Fellow received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, where he was a Walter H. Annenberg Fellow. He holds an M.A. in Communications from California State University, Fullerton, and a B.A. in Journalism and History from California State University, Los Angeles. He also has done extensive graduate work in political science in the areas of Soviet and Latin American politics. He holds a life-time California Standard Secondary Teaching Credential.

     He is married to Clara Potes-Fellow, a former award-winning journalist and press secretary for Bill Clinton and currently press secretary to California State University System Chancellor Charles Reed and director of media for the Cal State System. She is author of the book Women of Hope: Biographies of Hispanic Women.

*Sara Fellow, by the way, received an A in Dr. Overbeck's Communications Law course and an A in Dr. Fellow's History & Philosophy of American Mass Communications course.