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journalism educator

Mary Adelaide Gardner was American journalism educator. Recipient Inter American award, Government of Brazil, 1976; elected Distinguished Faculty Member by Michigan State Faculty, 1976.


Gardner, Mary Adelaide was born on July 20, 1920 in Kingston, Ohio, United States. Daughter of J.P. and Wyland (Davis) Gardner.


Associate of Arts, Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, 1942. Bachelor in Bacteriology, Ohio State University, 1944. Master of Arts in Journalism, Ohio State University, 1954.

Doctor of Philosophy in Journalism, University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1969.


Assistant professor journalism, University Texas, Austin, 1963-1965;assistant professor journalism, University of Michigan State, Lansing, Michigan, 1970-1971;associate professor, University of Michigan State, Lansing, 1971-1976;professor, University of Michigan State, Lansing, 1976-1991;professor emeritus, University of Michigan State, Lansing, since 1991. Newspaper work on El Norte, Mexico, 1970-1990 summers. Sabbatical year inLima, Peru, Guatemala studying magazines and newspapers.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles on Latin American Press to professional journals.


Volunteer worker Democratic party, New York (Emily List). Officer United States Army 1944-1946. Member National Organization of Women (Michigan chapter), Association of Education for Journalism and Communications (International award 1994, Women's award 1996), Michigan Studies Association, Community Volunteers for International Programs, Fast Break Club, Kappa Tau Alpha, Kappa Alpha Theta.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, walking.


J.P. Gardner

Wyland (Davis) Gardner