Donna Coleman Gregg has been named director of the Institute for Communications Law Studies at Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law. Gregg, a former senior policy adviser at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and former chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s Media Bureau during the Bush administration, starts on Aug. 1.
“I’m very honored to be leading such a distinguished program here in Washington, one of the first of its kind,” said Gregg, 61.
As director, Gregg will oversee the curriculum of the 25-year-old institute, as well as research, scholarships, and externship opportunities for students. Before her appointment, she had been with the law school for two years as a scholar in residence and, most recently, as a visiting associate professor.
Gregg worked in the Office of Science and Technology Policy from 2007 to 2008. She served as FCC Media Bureau chief from 2005 to 2007. Prior to that, she was vice president of legal and regulatory affairs and general counsel of the Corporation of Public Broadcasting.
Gregg has also been a partner at what was then Wiley, Rein & Fielding in Washington. She earned her J.D. at Duke Law School.
In a press release concerning the appointment, Veryl Miles, dean of the law school, described Gregg as an “exceptional educator” and one of the “crown jewels” of the school. “I am confident that she will lead our communications law studies program to new heights and help to train the next generation of leaders in this vitally important area of the law,” said Miles.