Gary Sawyer

Associate Teaching Professor


Dept:Greenlee School Journalism/Communication
Office:204a Hamilton
613 Wallace Rd.
Ames IA
Office Hours:MW: 9 to 10 a.m. virtual student hours by Webex or by appointment

Topics of interest: community journalism, online journalism, podcasting, sports journalism

Education: B.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, Iowa State University, 1978
M.B.A., Iowa State University, 1995


Gary Sawyer started teaching at the Greenlee School in 2015, after a 40-year career in the newspaper industry. He has worked for newspapers in Iowa, Oregon and Illinois. Sawyer is a graduate of Iowa State's journalism department and also has an MBA from Iowa State. Sawyer primarily teaches reporting, writing and editing classes.