Past Presidents

AEJMC is proud of the people who have built our association into what it is today. Take a look at our past presidents from the past 100 years.

American Association of Teachers of Journalism (1912-1950)



1912 – Willard G. Bleyer, Wisconsin

1913 – Talcott Williams, Columbia

1914 – Merle Thorpe, Kansas

1915 – Merle Thorpe, Kansas

1916 – James M. Lee, New York U.

1917 – Fred N. Scott, Michigan

1918 – Wartime, no convention

1919 – Wartime, no convention

1920 – H.F. Harrington, Northwestern

1921 – Willard G. Bleyer, Wisconsin

1922 – E.W. Smith, Stanford

1923 – F.W. Beckman, Iowa State

1924 – J.W. Piercy, Indiana

1925 – N.A. Crawford, Kansas State

1926 – M.G. Osborn, Louisiana State

1927 – F.J. Lazell, Iowa

1928 – Grant M. Hyde, Wisconsin

1929 – E. Marion Johnson, Minnesota

1930 – John E. Drewry, Georgia

1931 – Lawrence R. Murphy, Illinois

1932 – Ralph L. Crosman, Colorado

1933 – Ralph L. Crosman, Colorado

1934 – William L. Mapel, Washington & Lee

1935 – Kenneth E. Olson, Northwestern

1936 – C. Gayle Walker, Nebraska

1937 – Blair Converse, Iowa State

1938 – Edward N. Doan, Ohio State

1939 – Charles L. Allen, Northwestern

1940 – Charles L. Allen, Northwestern

1941 – Ralph O. Nafziger, Minnesota

1942 – Douglass W. Miller, Syracuse

1943 – Douglass W. Miller, Syracuse

1944 – Frederic E. Merwin, Rutgers

1945 – Frederic E. Merwin, Rutgers

1946 – Curtis D. MacDougall, Northwestern

1947 – Marcus M. Wilkerson, Louisiana State

1948 – Roland E. Wolseley, Syracuse

1949 – A. Gayle Waldrop, Colorado

1950 – Henry Ladd Smith, Wisconsin

Association for Education in Journalism (1951-1982)



1951 – Ralph O. Nafziger, Wisconsin

1952 – J. Edward Gerald, Minnesota

1953 – Earl English, Missouri

1954 – George E. Simmons, Tulane

1955 – Roscoe Ellard, Columbia

1956 – Kenneth R. Marvin, Iowa State

1957 – Norval N. Luxon, North Carolina

1958 – Warren K. Agee, Texas Christian

1959 – Mitchell V. Charnley, Minnesota

1960 – Fred S. Siebert, Illinois

1961 – Charles T. Duncan, Oregon

1962 – Kenneth N. Stewart, California-Berkeley

1963 – Theodore E. Peterson, Illinois

1964 – William E. Porter, Michigan

1965 – Edward W. Barrett, Columbia

1966 – DeWitt C. Reddick, Texas

1967 – Harold L. Nelson, Wisconsin

1968 – Robert L. Jones, Minnesota

1969 – James W. Schwartz, Iowa State

1970 – William E. Ames, Washington

1971 – Wayne Danielson, Texas

1972 – Hillier Krieghbaum, New York U.

1973 – R. Neale Copple, Nebraska

1974 – Bruce H. Westley, Kentucky

1975 – Edwin Emery, Minnesota

1976 – Edward Bassett, Southern Cal

1977 – Kenneth Devol, California State, Northridge

1978 – James Carey, Iowa

1979 – Mary A. Gardner, Michigan State

1980 – Richard G. Gray, Indiana

1981 – Del Brinkman, Kansas

1982 – Kenneth Starck, Iowa












Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (1983-Present)



1983 – Richard Cole, North Carolina

1984 – Everette Dennis, Oregon

1985 – Douglas Ann Newsom, Texas Christian

1986 – Dwight L. Teeter, Jr., Texas at Austin

1987 – Sharon M. Murphy, Marquette

1988 – David H. Weaver, Indiana

1989 – Thomas A. Bowers, North Carolina

1990 – MaryAnn Yodelis Smith, Wisconsin Centers

1991 – Ralph Lowenstein, Florida

1992 – Terry Hynes, California State, Fullerton

1993 – Tony Atwater, Rutgers

1994 – Maurine Beasley, Maryland

1995 – Judy VanSlyke Turk, South Carolina

1996 – Pamela J. Shoemaker, Syracuse

1997 – Alexis Tan, Washington State

1998 – Stephen R. Lacy, Michigan State

1999 – Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver, Florida International

2000 – Marilyn Kern-Foxworth, Texas A&M

2001 – Will Norton, Jr., Nebraska-Lincoln

2002 – Joe S. Foote, Arizona State

2003 – Theodore L. Glasser, Stanford

2004 – Jannette L. Dates, Howard

2005 – Mary Alice Shaver, Central Florida

2006 – Sharon Dunwoody, Wisconsin-Madison

2007 – Wayne Wanta, Missouri-Columbia

2008 – Charles C. Self, Oklahoma

2009 – Barbara B. Hines, Howard

2010 – Carol J. Pardun, South Carolina

2011 – Jan Slater, Illinois at Urbana

2012 – Linda Steiner, Maryland