Gary Gumpert

Courses: CSD 631: Whole Systems: Sustainability, Equity and the Environment
Degrees: Ph.D in Speech (Radio and Television)
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Dr. Gary Gumpert holds a PhD in Speech (Radio and Television) (1963) from Wayne State University, a Master Degree in Speech (Radio and Television) (1956) and English from Michigan State University and a Bachelor in Broadcasting and Theatre from Temple University. Gary Gumpert is a partner in the consulting firm of Communication Landscapers, is Professor Emeritus of Communication Arts and Sciences at Queens College, City University of New York, and also Vice President of the U.S. chapter of the International Institute of Communication. His work over the past thirty years has addressed the many nuances in our growing dependency upon mediated communication. Formerly a radio and television producer/director, Gary is widely published in a variety of journals and books which examine the intricate interconnection of social interaction, urbanization and media technology.

His primary research focuses on the nexus of communication technology and social relationships, particularly looking at urban and suburban development, the alteration of public space, and the changing nature of community.

Selected Publications

  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert G. (Eds.). Regulating Social Media: Legal and Ethical Considerations. Peter Lang. (2013).
  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert, G. (Eds.). (2011). Convergence Regulation. Peter Lang. Global Heroes in a Media World, (co-edited with Susan J. Drucker). Hampton Press, 2007.
  • Burd, G., Drucker, S. & Gumpert, G. (Eds.). (2007). The Urban Communication Reader. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Guest co-editor with Gary Gumpert. Special Issue: Communicative Cities. The International Communication Gazette. Vol.70 (Summer 2008).
  • Guest supervisor co-editor with Gary Gumpert, Frauke Zeller & Seija Ridell. Double Special Issue on Mediated Urbanism. The International Communication Gazette. Vol. 75 (Summer-Fall 2013).
  • The Medium, The Message and the Messengers, AEJMC August 4, 2006, San Francisco.
  • Through a Glass Darkly: Mediated and Non-Mediated Surveillance and Quality of Life Dimensions of Health, International Association of People-Environment Studies, Alexandria, Egypt, Sept. 13, 2006.
  • Photo Exhibition, Reading Spaces, Reading Places, Alexandria, Egypt, Bibloteca, Sept. 12-16, 2006.
  • Technological Unification Presages Built Bridges: The Case of Nicosia, European Association for the Study of Science and Technology, August 25, 2006.
  • The Rehnquist Court and Communication Law, ECA, Philadelphia, April 29, 2006
  • Roundtable on Internet Legal Issues, Eastern Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA, April 29, 2006.
  • Devastated Landscapes, Environmental Design & Research Association, Atlanta, Ga., May 5, 2006.