- Bicentennial Medal (2021)
Lillian Dunlap received a bachelor’s degree in music from Defiance Collage and a masters degree in music education and Ph.D. in communication and culture, both from Indiana University.
Lillian is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Your Real Stories, Inc., and Co-Creator/Director of its Decades of Day Work and St Pete Stories series and the annual week-long storytelling festival, Story Days in Tampa Bay. Formerly a television news reporter/anchor/producer, Dunlap previously taught at Indiana University and the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She was resident faculty at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.
Dunlap is a longtime diversity and inclusion coach and has coached professors at over 40 U.S. universities, and journalists and media managers on four different continents. Among her clients are the South African Broadcasting Corporation, the University of Central Lancashire (UK), and the Association of Independent Journalists in Belgrade, Serbia. She is a founding director of I.U.’s African American Arts Institute, and in 2021, the university awarded her the Bicentennial Medal, in honor and recognition of her distinguished service and contributions.