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Marilyn Louise Kern-Foxworth, American Journalism educator.


Kern-Foxworth, Marilyn Louise was born on March 4, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States. Daughter of Jimmie and Manella (Dickens) Kern.


Bachelor of Science, Jackson State University, 1974; Master of Science, Florida State University, 1976; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, 1982.


Public relations assistant Station WJTV, Jackson, Mississippi, 1974. Communications specialist Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1974. Advertising coordinator City of Tallahassee, 1975-1976.

College relations representative GTE Automatic Electric, Northlake, Illinois, 1977. AM traffic manager Station WWQM Radio, Madison, Wisconsin, 1978-1979. Production manager Station WHA-AM, 1979-1980.

Columnist, reporter Mid-West Observer, 1979-1980. Assistant professor University Tennessee, Knoxville, 1980-1987. Professor Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, since 1987.

Garth C. Reeves, Senior Eminent Scholar chair Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.


  • Other Work

    • Associate editor Nashville Banner, 1983. Contributor chapter to Dictionary Literature Biography, 1985. Contributor articles to magazines including Black Collegian (Unity award 1985).


Co-chair advisory Phyllis Wheatley Young Women’s Christian Association, Knoxville, 1983-1985. Maine Public Relations Society of America (accredited. Recognition of Excellence 1985), Association for Educational Journalism (national committee, Research award 1980), National Communication Association (planning committee), Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (vice president since 1997), Black Media Association, Alpha Kappa Alpha.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing books and poetry, reading, table tennis.


Married Gregory Lamar Foxworth, July 3, 1984. 1 child, Gregory Lamar World War II.

Jimmie Kern

Manella (Dickens) Kern

Gregory Lamar Foxworth