Gerald M. Gibson has taught communications at Elon University for 32 years, starting out as the only full-time communications professor in what was in 1979 the department of Literature, Languages, and Communications. As advisor to WSOE-FM, the student-run radio station, he oversaw the transition to 500 watts and the construction of a new tower. Professor Gibson led the first communications Study Abroad course as well as the first communications courses to New York and Los Angeles. He is also the co-founder of Elon 101, the seminar for first-year Elon students. He is currently the Coordinator of Alumni Relations for the School of Communications.
BA, NC State: Speech Communications
MA, UNC-Greensboro: Communications & Theatre, emphasis in Organizational Communications
Ph.D. studies: UNC-Greensboro: HIgher Education, cognition and learning
VAE, Richmond, VA: 1987-88. Area Manager.
Huntsinger, Jeffer, Van Grosbeck, Richmond, VA: 1986-87. Writer/Producer
Harrison & Laphoe, Petersburg, VA: 1985-86. Writer/Producer.
Sheppard & Myers, Greensboro & Raleigh, NC: 1975-75. Manager.
WBIG-AM, Greensboro, NC: 1974-75. On air personality.
WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC: 1973. Audio engineer.
WQDR-FM, Raleigh, NC: 1972-73. Reporter & on air personality.
WTGR-AM, Gardner, NC: 1971-72. News stringer.
COM 322: Corporate Publishing
COM 324: Television Production
COM 332: Organizational Communications
COM 325: Corporate VIdeo Production
Other courss taught include Broadcast Journalism, Reporting & Newswriting, Interpersonal & Small Group Communication, Public Speaking and Web Publishing.