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Bob McGaughey

Bob McGaughey

2012

Chair of the journalism program at Murray State University for 23 years; has been a full-time teacher for 27 years. Retiring in 1997, Bob has taught part-time and served as Director of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications high school workshop, JMC Journal Editor and Faculty Adviser for Bachelor of Independent Studies program. While chair, he was adviser to Murray State News, co-adviser to The Shield yearbook, and adviser to student chapters of Public Relations Student Society of America, Ads Club, and national journalism honorary Kappa Tau Alpha. His awards include Max Carman Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 1984; MSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor, 1990; one of the Outstanding Teachers in America, 1996-97. Bob was selected eight times for International Radio and Television Society faculty-industry seminar in New York; he was named Frank Stanton Fellow as Distinguished Broadcasting Educator by IRTS in 1987. As a history and journalism graduate of Murray State he worked in advertising sales, earned Murray’s first master’s degree in journalism. Bob earned his doctorate at Ohio State.