Glenn Scott

Associate Professor of Communications
McEwen - Comm. 201C
2850 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-5791

Brief Biography

Glenn W. Scott teaches courses in journalism, media writing, research, international communications and occasionally in sports & media at Elon.  His research interests focus on participatory journalism, commentary writing, media practices in the Asia-Pacific region, and coverage of international sporting activities.  He is currently working on research examining media coverage of international sports events, including treatment of Japan's women's national soccer team, known as the Nadeshiko, winners of the 2010 World Cup. He also is exploring pedagogical findings based on his year as a Fulbright lecturer at a university in Okinawa, Japan.  He also takes pride in mentoring undergraduates in their scholarship.  As campus coordinator for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, he aims to give students real looks at the importance of international humanitarian reporting.

After a year at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, as an Asian Studies fellow, he earned his doctorate in journalism from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Prior to his return to higher education, he worked for more than two decades as a newspaper editor, metro columnist, and reporter at papers including The Honolulu Advertiser, The Modesto Bee, Nikkei Weekly, and Pacific Stars & Stripes (in Japan).  In a parallel career, he traveled widely as a correspondent covering international volleyball, working at many championship events, including a handful of Olympic summer games.


Ph.D.,  Journalism & Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006

M.A.,   Mass Communication, California State University, Fresno, 1978

B.A.,   English, California State University, Fresno, 1974


Grants Awarded

Fulbright Lecture Grant, 2011 - 2012, to teach at the University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan.

Sustainability Teaching Fellow, 2009-10, Elon University. 

Park Doctoral Fellowship, 2001-2004, School of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Asian Studies for Journalists Grant, 1999-2000, graduate study on Japan and the Asia-Pacific, University of Hawaii at Manoa. 


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