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writer , communications educator

Douglas Gomery, American Communications educator, writer.


Gomery, Douglas was born on April 5, 1945 in New York City. Son of John Edgar and Julia (Halsted) Gomery.


Bachelor of Science, Lehigh University, 1967. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1975.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Marrietta College, 2007.


Assistant professor mass communication University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1974-1979, associate professor, 1980, University Maryland, College Park, 1981-1987, professor, 1987—2006, professor emeritus, since 2006. Senior researcher media studies project Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholarship, Washington, 1988-1992. Visiting professor Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1980, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1982, University Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1990, 92.

Consultant American Film Institute, Washington, 1982-1990. Resident scholar Library. American Broadcasting, since 2004.


Consultant Joint Committee on Landmarks Washington, 1983, 85, 86, 90, National Endowment of the Humanities, since 1980, National Endowment Arts, since 1980, Maryland State History Preservation Office, 1988, Voice of America, National Gallery Art., Wisconsin Department Revenue, 1978. Trustee American Film Institute, 1986-1989. Member Theatre History Society (chairman Weiss award committee 1984-1987, board directors 1987-1989, Weiss prize 1988), Society Cinema Studies, University Film and Video Association (editorial board journals 1983-1992), Broadcast Education Association (Distinguished Scholar award 2007), Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, International Communications Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: economics.


Married Marilyn L. Moon, January 13, 1973.

John Edgar Gomery

Julia (Halsted) Gomery

Marilyn L. Moon