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Professor Emeritus Jerilyn McIntyre to Participate in Local Artist Showcase

Paws in the PiazzaJerilyn McIntyre, professor emeritus of Communication, and her husband, David Smith, will be participating in the Local Author Showcase at the King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City on April 14 at 7 p.m. Jeri will be discussing her children's book, Paws in the Piazza, and David will be presenting his new novel, Now We Have Secrets. Dr. McIntyre is the author of numerous monographs, articles, and papers on communication history, journalism ethics, and higher education issues. Paws in the Piazza, a novella for middle-grade readers, is her newest book. All are welcome and invited to attend to support Jeri and David.

Jeri spent 23 years at the U, serving as interim president twice, for two months in 1991 and for all of 1997. She was vice president for academic affairs for seven years. She is the first woman to have served in any of these administrative positions at Utah and Central. She received her bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in journalism from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in communication and history from the University of Washington. Before joining the University of Utah faculty in the Department of Communication in 1977, Dr. McIntyre taught at the University of Iowa School of Journalism from 1973 - 1977 and at Chico State College in California from 1968 - 1970. She is a former correspondent in the World News Bureau of McGraw-Hill Publishing Company in Los Angeles.

Last Updated: 9/20/21