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Terry Bryant Sr Professorial Lecturer SOC - Journalism

Additional Positions at AU
Journalism Division Director
BGS, University of Kansas, Atmospheric Science, 1985; BS, University of Kansas, Journalism, Broadcast News, 1986; MS, University of Kansas, Education, 2000.

I am the division director for journalism and a senior professorial lecturer in the AU School of Communication. I returned to American University full-time in the 2017 fall semester. I spent two years as the broadcast coordinator and lecturer for the Department of Communication at Mississippi State University. Before my move to Mississippi State, I taught for two years as a professorial lecturer at AU. Before my time at AU, I spent 14 years teaching broadcasting and media writing classes at the University of Kansas. I taught one semester internationally with the CIMBA program in Paderno del Grappa, Italy, and conducted a two-week broadcasting workshop in Liberia, Africa. I worked as a reporter, videographer, meteorologist and sports anchor at TV stations in Kansas, Mississippi and California from 1985 to 1997. I also have experience working live sporting events with CBS Sports, ESPN and Fox Sports. In May 2016, I was the play-by-play announcer for the NCAA Track and Field West Preliminaries. In April 2018, I took a group of AU students to Puerto Rico to report on the living conditions seven months after Hurricane Maria struck the region.
For the Media
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Spring 2023

  • COMM-305 Digital Skills

  • COMM-432 Backpack Video Journalism

  • COMM-487 Advanced Broadcast Production

Summer 2023

  • COMM-624 Boot Camp for Journalists

  • COMM-624 Boot Camp for Journalists

  • COMM-725 In-Depth Brdcst Prod Capstone

Fall 2023

  • COMM-432 Backpack Video Journalism