Lee Thayer

Lee Thayer

Title: Professor
Company: University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Location: Flat Rock, North Carolina, United States

Lee Thayer, Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in academia, life and organization-making.

With more than 35 years of professional experience, Dr. Thayer was professor and chair of communication at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside from 1978 to 1993, also serving as founding director of the Parkside Honors Program from 1983 to 1987. Prior to obtaining these positions, he was a Fulbright professor at the University of Helsinki in 1977, and he was a visiting professor at the University of Massachusetts from 1976 to 1977 and a distinguished visiting professor at the University of Houston from 1978 to 1980.

From 1973 to 1976, Dr. Thayer was a professor at Simon Fraser University, and from 1968 to 1973 he was George H. Gallup professor of communication research from 1968 to 1973. He was previously a professor and director at the University of Missouri at Kansas City from 1964 to 1968 and he was professor and director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Communication and an associate professor from 1959 to 1964. Earlier in his career, he was with Pratt and Whitney Company, Inc. from 1958 to 1959 and he was an instructor at the University of Oklahoma from 1956 to 1958.

Dr. Thayer began his career as a student at the University of Wichita, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in 1953. He continued his studies with the school, completing a Master of Arts in 1956. He then joined the University of Oklahoma, earning a PhD in 1963. Dr. Thayer has been featured in numerous honors publications, including multiple editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the Media and Communication.

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