Feb. 13, 2013 — Tim Gleason, Edwin L. Artzt Dean for the UO’s School of Journalism and Communication, is the recipient of the 2013 Charles E. Scripps Award. The award, presented by the Scripps Howard Foundation, recognizes Gleason as the journalism and mass communication administrator of the year.
Established in 1953, the Scripps Howard Foundation’s national journalism awards recognize outstanding print, broadcast and online journalism in 15 categories. Two additional categories honor college journalism and mass communication educators for excellence in administration and teaching.
The award will be presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference in Washington, D.C. in August.
Gleason has been a member of the UO faculty since 1987 and the dean since spring of 1997. In addition to managing a nearly 100 percent increase in enrollment since he took the helm, Gleason shepherded the School through an 18-month, $15 million renovation of Allen Hall. The School celebrated the building’s grand opening on March 1, 2013.
Gleason holds a Ph.D. in Communications with an emphasis in Communication Law from the University of Washington. Before entering graduate school in 1981, Gleason was a photojournalist and reporter on Eastern Long Island in New York State for 10 years.