Gloria Freeland


Assistant Professor, JDM sequence
office: Kedzie 110 | 532-0721 | gfreela@ksu.edu

Gloria Freeland is beginning her 31st year in the K-State journalism and mass communications program. Freeland currently teaches News and Feature Writing, and she is the coordinator of the Miller School's internship program. She is also the director of the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media. In this role, she plans the annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media; organizes the annual "Newspapers and Community-Building Symposium," co-sponsored by the National Newspaper Association; and helps coordinate the annual Great Plains Radio History Symposium as well as other Miller School events. Freeland also has served as the scholarship chair for the Miller School. In addition, she writes a weekly online column, "Kansas Snapshots." (www.kansassnapshots.com)
 
She was in Costa Rica in the fall of 2012 to help develop relationships between K-State and the University of Costa Rica in San Jose and the Technological Institute (TEC) in Cartago.

In past years, Freeland taught Advertising Sales, Newspaper Management, Community Media and other courses. She served as associate director/advertising director of Student Publications Inc. from 1983-1998.

Freeland was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador from 1976-1978, and was a reporter and then co-manager of "The San Jose News," a twice-weekly English-language newspaper in San Jose, Costa Rica, from 1978-1980. She also worked at several Kansas weekly newspapers.

Freeland received her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from K-State in 1975, and her MBA from K-State in 1983.
 
She enjoys family history, photography and traveling with her family.