Jerilyn McIntyre is president emerita of Central Washington University and also holds emerita status as interim president, vice president for academic affairs, and professor of communication at the University of Utah. She spent 23 years at the University of Utah, serving as interim president twice: for two months in 1991 and for all of 1997. For seven years she was vice president for academic affairs. She is the first woman to have served in any of these administrative positions at Utah and Central.
Her bachelor’s degree in history and master’s degree in journalism are from Stanford University, and her Ph.D. in communication and history is 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 to 1977 and at Chico State College in California from 1968 to 1970. A former correspondent in the World News Bureau of McGraw-Hill Publishing Company in Los Angeles, she is also the author of numerous academic monographs, articles, and papers on communication history, journalism ethics, and higher education issues.
Now retired from university life, she is an independent writer and publisher at Bristlecone Peak press.