Ernest J. Wilson III

Outgoing Dean, Walter Annenberg Chair in Communication

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC

Ernest J. Wilson III’s experience at the intersection of communication and public policy spans the private and public sectors. He has served as a consultant to international agencies such as the World Bank and United Nations, worked in government for the White House National Security Council and Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and led research centers and academic departments at institutions of higher education. In addition to being dean of Annenberg, he is a professor of political science at USC and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.