Barbara B. Hines (Ph.D. University of Maryland, M.A. American University, B.S. The University of Texas at Austin) is professor of journalism and director of the Graduate Program in Mass Communication and Media Studies, Howard University, Washington, DC.
Her research includes the history and development of scholastic and collegiate journalism, accreditation in higher education, public relations and journalism, with numerous publications in these and related areas. She has served as president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and through foundation and U.S. State Department-funded programs has helped to train journalists from Europe, Asia and Africa.