Glynn R. Wilson: Curriculum Vitae

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Glynn Wilson

Glynn R. Wilson, ABD
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
MA, BA University of Alabama
10125 Colesville Road, Suite 205
Silver Spring, MD 20901-2457
(205) 960-3639

Glynn R. Wilson has been a reporter, writer and photographer since the early 1980s and been published in some of the top most significant publications in American journalism history, including the The Nation magazine, the Howell Raines New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor back when it had a print edition, The Dallas Morning News, and some of the best alternative weeklies in the country. He served as a college professor for a decade while completing a Master’s degree and working toward a Doctorate.



College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Communications, Loyola University New Orleans.

Instructor of record for three courses per semester, including:
Feature Writing (CMMN-A354)
Interpretive Journalism (CMMN-A352)
Beginning Reporting (CMMN-A250)
Communications Writing (CMMN-A101)
Introduction to Mass Communications (CMMN-A100)

Additional Teaching and Service:
Adjunct faculty for the Center for Environmental Communications and Environmental Reporting for high school students.

Graduate Teaching Associate, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Instructor of record for at least one undergraduate course per semester, including:
Communications 300: Mass Communication Research Methods.
Communications 200: Writing for the Mass Media.
Journalism 203: Editing.
Journalism 451: Environmental Reporting.

Also set up a teleconference for Environmental Reporting with Mark Schleifstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, one of the authors of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize winning series “Oceans of Trouble.” And set up a teleconference on literary science writing with John McPhee for a 400 level journalism class, Science Writing as Literature.

Journalism Instructor, Georgia College, Department of English, Speech and Journalism. Professor of record for three journalism courses per quarter at the 200-, 300- and 400-levels, including: Introduction to Journalism and Mass Communication; News Writing and Reporting; Public Relations; Advertising; Editing and Makeup; Government/Public Affairs Reporting; Editorial and Feature Writing.

Also conducted a distance learning tele-video conference workshop with two nationally known writers live from Washington, D.C. David Burnham, a former New York Times and UPI reporter and author, covered the latest in computer assisted investigative reporting techniques. Brooks Boliek, the Washington Bureau Chief for the Hollywood Reporter, covered writing feature obituaries and covering government regulation of the telecommunications and entertainment industries. It was a first for Georgia College and received radio and newspaper coverage.

Also conducted an interactive print journalism workshop for Media Fest ’96 on modern newspaper layout utilizing the latest version of the desktop publishing program QuarkXPress.

Conducted a special workshop for transfer students and Colonnade staffers on AP style.

Instructor, University of Alabama, College of Communication. Instructor of record for one or two courses per semester, including: Journalism 211: News Writing and Reporting. Lab instructor for two sections of Mass Communication 102: Writing for the Mass Media.

Additional Teaching Duties:
Tutor to the College of Communication, and Athletic Department, for the prerequisite Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test.

Guest lecturer for the Alabama Scholastic Press Association’s annual seminar for high school students.

Conducted special seminars on science, health and environmental reporting and on free-lance feature writing for magazines.

Academic Publications

“Coastal Fisheries and Climate Change in Louisiana,” a special grant-supported report for the Environmental Research Consortium of Louisiana, by Michael Dagg, Richard Shaw, and Glynn Wilson.

“The Impact of the Auto Industrial Complex,” by Glynn R. Wilson and James Looney. In Sustainable Urban Ecology, Samuel E. Wallace (ed.), 1999. Knoxville, Tenn.: Graphic Creations.

The UPS Strike of 1997: A Case Study Using Web-Based Content Analysis, with Ron Sitton, Robert Gwynne, Kendra Jones, and Gene Costain. University of Tennessee College of Communications Twenty-First Annual Communications Research Symposium proceedings, volume 19, May 1999. Also published in the Web Journal of Mass Communication Research.

Conference Presentations

“Electronic Publishing Today,” a presentation at the Birmingham Southern College “Writing Today” conference, by Glynn Wilson, editor and publisher of The Southerner magazine online, April 8, 2000.

“The UPS Strike of 1997: A Case Study Using Web-Based Content Analysis,” with Ron Sitton, Robert Gwynne, Kendra Jones, and Gene Costain. Presented in May, 1999 to the University of Tennessee College of Communications Twenty-First Annual Communications Research Symposium.

“Setting the National News Agenda from New York: When the Times Changed the Dioxin Health Risk Frame.” A study presented August 5 before the Science Communication Interest Group at the AEJMC national conference in Baltimore, Maryland, August 5-8, 1998.

“Shifting Media Frames on Dioxin as an Environmental Risk: An Analysis of how Political, Public and Media Agendas Form.” A study presented at the Southern Sociological Society annual conference in Atlanta, April 3, 1998.

“News Framing of Dioxin as an Environmental Risk: When the New York Times Downplayed the Threat.” A study presented before the Newspaper Division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communcation’s Southeast Colloquium in New Orleans, March 14, 1998.

“Changing News Frames on Dioxin as an Environmental Risk: Testing Computerized Content Analysis.” A study presented February 27, 1998 at the University of Tennessee College of Communications 20th annual Communications Research Symposium.

“Press Coverage and Public Concern for the Environment, 1968-96.” A study presented at the Midwest Association of Public Opinion Research annual conference in Chicago, November 21-23, 1997. (An update of “Public Opinion and New York Times Coverage of the Environment, 1968-1994: An Agenda-Setting Study,” a Master’s thesis successfully defended and accepted, August 1995, University of Alabama.

“Watchdog on a Leash: Textbook Treatment of Press Freedom and Journalism’s Role in Society.” A study presented to Dr. Jim Crook’s seminar in journalism education, University of Tennessee, August 8, 1997.

Also worked as a Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Mark Miller and Dr. Bonnie Reichart, summer 1997, exploring forestry issues in the press.

“Applications of Content Analysis in News Research: A Critical Examination,” presented before the Communication Theory and Methodology division at the AEJMC national conference, Washington, D.C., August 1995. Published in Journalism Monographs.

“Is Journalism a Bona Fide Profession? What the Literature and the Law Reveal.” A study presented before the Newspaper Division of the AEJMC’s Southeast Colloquium at Gainesville, Fla., March 1995.

Also worked as a research assistant with Dean and adviser Ed Mullins for a qualitative and quantitative content analysis of The Decatur Daily and The Tuscaloosa News. Resulted in a topographical redesign and increased coverage of women, minorities and in-depth local news.

Also designed and directed a comprehensive, statewide public opinion survey at the University of Alabama’s Institute for Communication Research and worked as a researcher and writer for an Alabama Public Television documentary on the history, science and controversies surrounding forests in the Southeast for the show “Discovering Alabama.”

How the Web Press might replace print newspapers as the watchdog press of the future; Press coverage and public understanding of science; Media effects and public opinion/agenda setting/framing/science and environmental issues.


Fellow, Institute of Environmental Communications.

Doctoral candidate in Science Communications and Environmental Sociology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, A.B.D. Grade Point Average: 3.75.

Master of Arts in Journalism, University of Alabama College of Communication. Research and teaching. GPA: 3.67.

Certificate by the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health for covering, “Public Health and the Media: Reporting Epidemiological Research.”

Bachelor of Arts in Communication, University of Alabama College of Communication. Journalism major; political science minor. GPA: 3.14.

Associate in Applied Science, Mass Communication, Jefferson State Community College. GPA: 3.10. Student Government Senator, finance and entertainment committees; co-founder and editor of a campus newspaper, The Pioneer; Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges; nominee for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.


Web publisher and editor with the New American Journal @

Web publisher and editor with The Locust Fork News-Journal at LocustFork.Net.

Free-lance journalist, breaking news and features.

Major investigative news feature for The Nation magazine on the political prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman: A Whistleblower’s Tale

Free-lance Positions: New Orleans correspondent, The Dallas Morning News; Southern regional correspondent, The Christian Science Monitor; contributing free-lance reporter for The New York Times, national desk, science section, business and health. Also published as a contributing writer with Gambit Weekly in New Orleans and contributed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Physician Magazine.

President/Editor In Chief, The Southerner, a general-interest regional magazine online @

Contributing writer, the Environment News Service, the official source of environmental news for the Lycos search engine; and Metropulse, a 30,000 circulation, 85,000 readership, alternative weekly in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Regional correspondent for the Washington Bureau of United Press International (UPI), Science and Technology desk. Also published an investigative story on the homeless problem in the Union-Recorder, the smallest circulation Knight-Ridder newspaper in Milledgville, Ga., and a Sunday book review in the Macon Telegraph on David Burnham’s book, Above the Law.

Editor, Freelance Associates SouTh (FAST): Published periodically in Congress Daily and the National Journal and through UPI and Reuters wire services, and a number of magazines, including Sierra magazine, and most regularly Alabama magazine and Business Alabama Monthly.

Staff Writer/photographer, Gulf Coast Media, and stringer for UPI: Extensive experience covering science, politics, economics and environmental issues along the Gulf of Mexico coast. Wrote a national weekly environmental feature for the Miami Bureau of UPI in 1992 in addition to breaking news for the Atlanta, Dallas and Washington bureaus.

Consultant to NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC on a cover story about the Gulf of Mexico, and to CNN on a number of regional features.

Free-lance writer and news store proprietor: Extensive experience with the business and distribution side of the newspaper and magazine industries. Regular contributor to Feature Enterprises; broke into Southern Magazine.

Staff Writer, The Decatur Daily: Covered politics, economics, science and education in the Tennessee Valley region of the Southern Appalachians.

Staff Writer/Photographer, Gulf Coast Newspapers: Covered politics, cops and the courts for a chain of six award-winning twice-weekly newspapers, including The Baldwin Times in the county seat of Bay Minette.

Staff Writer, The Crimson White: Covered politics and education for the University of Alabama’s campus newspaper.

Sports stringer, The Birmingham News: Covered high school sports for Ronald Weathers.


IN DEPTH NEWS, Alabama Press Association, Second Place: Investigative series on the environmental effects of electromagnetic pulses and the Navy EMPRESS II nuclear testing program — now in dry-dock with no line-item in the defense budget.

GRANT RECIPIENT, Fund For Investigative Journalism: Investigation of then-Governor Guy Hunt — the first Alabama governor ever removed from office for abusing his position for personal gain. Cited in David Burnham’s book, Above the Law: Secret Deals, Political Fixes and Other Misadventures of the U.S. Department of Justice, Scribner, 1996.

IN DEPTH NEWS, Alabama Press Association, First Place: Investigative series on the cholera outbreak in Mobile Bay and international cholera epidemic.

PRESS FELLOWSHIP, American Association for the Advancement of Science: Chosen one of the top 10 science and environmental writers in the nation working for newspapers with circulations of less than 100,000, and awarded a $200 stipend to attend the AAAS conference in New Orleans.

BEST USE OF GRAPHIC WITH A NEWS STORY, Alabama Press Association, First Place: “Life of garbage in the sea.”

SPOT NEWS, Alabama Press Association, Second Place: Exclusive world-wide breaking story on the dramatic recovery of baby Akil, kidnapped in Mobile, recovered by authorities in Brighten, England.

Press Club of New Orleans, academic/professional member

Knoxville Writer’s Guild Board of Directors, elected Dec. 2

Southern Sociological Society.

Midwest Association of Public Opinion Research.

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Newspaper and Magazine divisions; Science Communication interest group.

1990-93; 1998-2002; 2015-
Society of Environmental Journalists, Charter Member.

Capstone Communication Society, University of Alabama Alumnus.


Faculty representative for a new IMac classroom, Loyola University New Orleans Department of Communications and judge for the Silver Scribe high school journalism awards.

Graduate Representative, Health and Science Communication Committee, University of Tennessee College of Communication, fall 1998-2000. Also a Web page designer for the Science Communication program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s School of Journalism and Representative to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Graduate Student Association from the College of Communication, fall 1997. Also a Volunteer pledge recorder for the fall 1996 fund raiser, WUOT, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s public radio station.

Worked closely with Dr. Connie Book (Journalism) and Ron Cunningham (Computing Services) to upgrade the Macintosh Computer Lab with the latest desktop publishing program (QuarkXPress), 1995-96. Editing and Makeup class produced a paginated 12 page tabloid focusing on the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Cyberspace Censorship.

Directed a public relations class in group projects promoting some of the most important local charitable organizations in town. These were real community projects. Students produced an educational/ promotional video and a print PR campaign for the Lockerly Arboretum; planned and produced new brochures, radio and television public service announcements for the Boys and Girls Club and Big Brothers/Big Sisters; and handled the event planning and promotion for the Rape Crisis Center’s Fall Music Fest fund-raiser.

Consulted with city editor Don Schanche, Jr. about job openings at the Union-Recorderand referred three students for sports assignments and one for a general assignment internship.

Researched and wrote an in-depth story on the homeless problem for the Union-Recorder to help out during a staff shortage. Government and Public Affairs students participated in conducting the research. This helped strengthen the journalism department’s ties to the local newspaper, and gave students some exposure.

Accompanied a group of seniors to a Georgia Association of Broadcasters conference in Macon on “Tough Questions-Tough Answers” Nov. 15.

Developed ties to the Political Science department by lecturing on the press, public opinion and democracy to Shannon Blanton’s American Government class.

Pledged $5 a month by payroll deduction to the United Way’s Georgia Environmental Fund.

Represented Georgia College at the Society of Professional Journalists conference in Macon, Georgia, May 3-4.

Contributed $50 to the Georgia College Tennis Team Patron’s League and worked out with the team.

Contributed $50 to the Boys and Girls Club of Baldwin County and played in the Georgia College Colonial’s Club spring golf scramble.

Recruited two students for the Department of Institutional Relations to conduct radio interviews for broadcast during half-time at the Georgia College Colonial’s basketball games.

Preliminary judge, AEJMC Newspaper Division.

Paid judge, Copley National News Awards.

Student member/contributor, WUAL, the University of Alabama’s public radio station.

Internet research and Web publishing, including experience with Word Press and producing videos with with Final Cut Pro and editing photographs with Adobe Photoshop and IPhoto.

Desktop publishing: QuarkXPress, PageMaker

Statistics: SPSS (IBM) and SPSS (MAC); SAS; Microsoft Excel.

Mainframe: UNIX, X-Edit and Tin Can.

Graphing: Cricket, Delta Graph and Excel.

Word Processing: Microsoft Word (MAC), Word Perfect (IBM), Text Edit (Mac).

Dr. Ed Mullins, University of Alabama College of Communication, former Dean and Journalism Department Chair, P.O. Box 870172, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172;; (205) 348-7155

Brooks Boliek, Politico, 8008 Takoma Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910;; 240.281.4901

David Underhill, Associate Editor, New American Journal, Mobile, Alabama,, 251.599.8699

Updated September 17, 2015

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