Dr. Charles Marler
ACU Box 27892
Abilene, Texas 79699-7829
Office: Don Morris 301
- B. A., Abilene Christian University, English, 1955
- M.A., Abilene Christian University, History, 1968
- Ph.D., University of Missouri at Columbia, journalism, 1974
Publicity assistant, Abilene Christian University, 1955-56
Sports information director, Abilene Christian University, 1958-63
Development assistant, Abilene Christian University, 1963-64
Director of information and publications, Abilene Christian University, 1964-71
Research assistant, Freedom of Information Center,
University of Missouri-Columbia, 1973-74
Professor of journalism and mass communication,
Abilene Christian University, 1974-2003
Abilene Christian University, 2003-
Chair, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication,
Abilene Christian University, 1987-1998
Visiting Professor, Bethany College, Bethany, W. Va., March 5-9, 1988
U.S. Speaker, United States Information Agency, Brazil-Argentina,
- Communication Law
- Opinion Writing
- Sports Writing
- Media and Religion
"Handbills and Shoppers: Idea Markets."Freedom of Information Report, No. 294, University of Missouri Freedom of Information Center, December 1972.
Horizons magazine, ed. Abilene Christian University, 1963-71
"[J.] Frank Grimes," "Marshall Bernard Hanks," and "Robert William Houston
Harte" in Biographical Dictionary of American Journalism. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1989.
"[J.] Frank Grimes" in The Handbook of Texas. Austin, Texas: Texas State Historical Association (publication pending).
"The Judaeo-Christian Tradition and the Teaching and Practice of Journalism," unpublished manuscript (publication pending).
"The Legists," chapter in Makers of the Media Mind: Journalism Educators and Their Ideas. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1990, 179-225.
Lone Star Christmas: Seasonal Editorials of Frank Grimes, ed. Abilene, Texas: ACU Press, 1989.
"Often a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride: Frank Grimes and the Pulitzer Prize for
Editorial Writing." Southwestern Mass Communications Journal 1 (1985): 61-76.
"The Prophet from Abilene." West Texas Historical Association Yearbook 48 (1972): 37-62.
Review of The Fourth Estate and theConstitution: Freedom of the Press in
America by Lucas A. Powe Jr. in American Journalism (publication
Review of Privacy in a Public Society:Human Rights in Conflict by Richard F.Hixson in American Journalism 5(1988): 55-56.
"Sequester the Country," Freedom ofInformation Report, No. 277, University
of Missouri Freedom of InformationCenter, February 1972.
"Statehouse and Signed Opinions."Freedom of Information Report, No.316, University of Missouri Freedom of Information Center, December 1973.
"William Hobby and Oveta Culp Hobby"in Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol.
127: American Newspaper Journalists 1950-90. Columbia, S.C.: Bruccoli Clark Layman Inc., 1993.
"A Reporter's Profile" in The Responsible Reporter. Northport, Ala.: Vision Press, 1995, 50-64.
Football Writers Association of America, Best Press Football Brochure, Small Colleges, 1962
Time/Life Alumni Magazine Improvement Award, 1966
Journalism Excellence Award, 20th Century Christian magazine, 1968
Newsweek/American Alumni Council Award for Publication Relating the Institution to Public Affairs, 1970
Frank Luther Mott Historical Research Fellow, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1972-74
Mrs. Percy Jones Award for Best Writing in West Texas Historical Association Yearbook, 1972
Clinton H. Denman Freedom of Information Writing Award, University of Missouri School of Journalism, 1974
Associated Collegiate Press, All-American student newspaper (faculty adviser), 1975-present
Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 1980-81
Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Adviser of the Year, 1982
Judge, Keith Ware U.S. Army Journalism Awards, Washington, D.C., 1985
Trustees Award, Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Abilene Christian University, 1987
Silver Beaver, Chisholm Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1988
Faithful Servantry Award, Members of Churches of Christ for Scouting, 1990
Christian Journalism Award, The Christian Chronicle, 1993
Who's Who in the Media and Communication, 1997
Charles H. Marler Chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, national journalism honor society, 1999
ACU Faculty Senate Award, 2000
College of Arts and Sciences Career Achievement Award, 2000
Charles Marler Scholarship, Southwestern Journalism Congress, 2001
Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Hall of Fame, 2003
Pioneer Award, Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication, 2003
John and Ruth C. Stevens Historical Preservation Award, 2005
ACU Wildcat Sports Hall of Fame, 2006
President, Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication, 1988-89
President, Southwestern Journalism Congress, 1987-88, 1997-98
President, Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Advisers, 1987-89
Member, Board of Directors, American Journalism Historians Association, 1985-88
Member, National Journalism Education Committee, Society of Professional Journalists, 1988-90
Member, Editorial Board, American Journalism Member, Editorial Board, Southwestern Mass Communications Journal Member, Texas Education Agency ExCet Advisory Committee for Journalism, 1985-87
American Journalism Historians Association
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
National Conference of Editorial Writers
Kappa Tau Alpha national journalism honor society