Tom Terry, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Journalism
Thomas C. Terry, Ph.D. earned his B.A. in journalism from the University of Iowa at Iowa City and his M.A. and Ph.D., both in mass communication, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a student of Donald L. Shaw, Ph.D. He spent a year on a Defense Department post-doctoral fellowship.
Dr. Terry is the former editor, publisher, and owner of a small chain of weekly newspapers in western Illinois and is a past president of the Illinois Press Association. Dr. Terry has published in Communication Law and Policy, Military Review, Newspaper Research Journal and others. His research has been presented and won awards at academic conferences in the U.S. and overseas.
Dr. Terry’s teaching areas include mass communication law, newswriting, reporting, editorial writing, and media history.