Elanie Steyn is Associate Professor and the Head of Journalism at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma, U.S. She teaches and researches media management, women in media leadership, and business trends in media. She has been the co-principal investigator on nine U.S. Department of State/University of Oklahoma grants that involve South Asian students, entrepreneurs, and media professionals. She is an editor of Global Journalism Education in the 21st Century: Challenges and Innovations (Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas) and published peer-reviewed articles, chapters for academic books, and international research projects. She earned an M.A. in Business Communication from Potchefstroom University (now North-West University), South Africa. She also received an M.A in Communication Policy Studies from City University, London, United Kingdom, and a Ph.D. in Business Management at North-West University, South Africa.