Broadcasting and Journalism

Peter Gloviczki, Ph.D.


Department Chair, Professor
Phone: (309) 298-2623
Office: Sallee 300A
Office Hours: by appointment


Ed.M. Education Leadership (Higher Education Pathway), Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University (in progress)
Ph.D. Mass Communication, University of Minnesota (2012)
M.A. Mass Communication, University of Minnesota (2008)
B.A. Political Science and Individual Major: Journalism Ethics, St. Olaf College (2006)

Peter Joseph Gloviczki works as a tenured full professor in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University. He currently serves as Chairperson. He is broadly committed to research, teaching and service, across the academy and within the community.

His research explores the relationship between media and memory, especially the sociocultural implications of remembering and forgetting in the digital communication environment. He is the author of two scholarly books Mediated Narration in the Digital Age: Storying the Media World (University of Nebraska Press, 2021) and Journalism and Memorialization in the Age of Social Media (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

His teaching reaches across media, information and communication, with a particular interest in the ways that technological innovation continues to reshape journalism, advertising and public relations. He especially enjoys collaborating with students and mentoring their research efforts.

He has served as Head of the Cultural and Critical Studies Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and also as President of the Carolinas Communication Association. He serves as Assistant Editor of the Journal of Loss and Trauma (Taylor and Francis) and also serves on the editorial board of Newspaper Research Journal (Sage).

Born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota, he is the son of Hungarian immigrants. He grew up speaking both English and Hungarian at home.