Mary Glick, a seasoned journalist, has been appointed associate professor and chair of Cal Poly’s journalism department.
“Mary Glick is considered an entrepreneurial journalist and educator with substantial experience in providing innovative direction for higher education and industry,” said Harvey Levenson, interim chair of Cal Poly’s journalism department and department head of Cal Poly’s graphic communication department.
Glick’s appointment ends a two-year search for a department chair.
“The department presently has a solid and highly qualified faculty and staff with journalism industry and teaching experience,” Levenson said. “It now has a leader to blend its assets into a dynamic unit for educating future journalists and to offer professional services to the profession.”
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Glick’s background includes former associate director of the American Press Institute in Reston, Va., and former associate professor of journalism at the State University of New York at Oswego, where she was also founder and director of the Center for Community Journalism.
Prior to her SUNY appointment, Glick taught journalism at California State University Long Beach; lifestyle editor for Copley Los Angeles Newspapers; features editor for the Star-News in Pasadena; copy editor for The Daily Report in Ontario, Calif., and city hall and education reporter, business editor, and lifestyles editor for the Daily Star Progress in LaHabra, Calif.
According to a department news release, Glick’s accomplishments include designing and leading SUNY’s first interdisciplinary, multimedia bachelor’s degree program in journalism; creating and leading API’s knowledge programs for editors focused on organizational culture change, innovation and digital storytelling; and founding the Center for Community Journalism to foster thought leadership in local news.