George Gladney is an Emeritus Professor with 25 years of teaching in the Department of Communication & Journalism at the University of Wyoming, Laramie. He retired in 2013 but has continued to teach a course now and then. His areas of interest and specialization include mass communication law, theory, and ethics; sociology of news; social impacts of communication technology; news writing and reporting.
A native of Delaware who grew up in Massachusetts, Gladney has worked as a financial reporter for the Los Angeles Times and as an editor of the Jackson Hole News and Colorado Springs Gazette. He also owned and operated his own business/financial public relations consulting firm in Denver.
Gladney is a U.S. Fulbright scholar who spent the 2005-06 school year teaching at a graduate school of sociology in Warsaw, Poland. He also has taught courses at the national university in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Shanghai University in China.
He received his Ph.D. in communication in 1991 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master's degree in journalism in 1988 from the University of Oregon, a B.J. degree in 1971 from the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, and a B.A. degree (English) in 1970 from Waynesburg (PA) College, now Waynesburg University.
Gladney has won numerous awards for his newspaper writing and reporting, as well as awards for outstanding teaching and research. For many years he served on the editorial board of Mass Communication and Society, the official journal of the Mass Communication & Society Division of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication. He formerly served as head of the MC&S Division. He also served for many years on the Editorial Board of the Newspaper Research Journal, the official journal of the Newspaper Division of AEJMC.
His scholarly research has been published in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Broadcast and Electronic Media; Mass Comm Review, Newspaper Research Journal, New Jersey Journal of Communication, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, and Journal of Business Ethics.
His most recent publication ("The Effects of Euphemism Usage in Business Contexts"), co-authored with two colleagues, was published in the Journal of Business Ethics in 2015.
His current vitae provides a more detailed review of his scholarly accomplishments.
Gladney continues to live in Laramie and is researching a book about the history of youthful drinking.