ST. PETERSBURG — Paul Pohlman, a senior faculty member and adviser at the Poynter Institute, died Wednesday. He was 70.
Mr. Pohlman started teaching at Poynter in 1979. Ten years later, he joined the institute full time as head of what was then called the Management Center. He led leadership programs, coordinated international training and consulted and advised as associate dean, interim dean and in other capacities.
Mr. Pohlman was part of the Poynter team that helped establish The Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in Johannesburg, South Africa. He taught for many years in South Africa as part of the program.
The Poynter Institute, founded in 1975, is one of the nation's top schools for professional journalists and news media leaders, future journalists, journalism teachers and citizens. It owns the Tampa Bay Times.
Prior to his work at Poynter, Mr. Pohlman was director of management development programs and newspaper management education at the University of Chicago, where he earned a master's degree in history. He earned his undergraduate degree at Cornell College in Iowa.
Mr. Pohlman died after a short illness.