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Gale F. Wiley

Senior Lecturer in Communications
Director of the Business Communications Program

McNair Hall, Room 320


As director of MBA communications for the Jones School, Gale Wiley wears many hats.

Along with his busy teaching schedule, in 2009-10 he twice traveled to Rwanda to produce documentaries about Rice MBAs and their work to develop social entrepreneurship in Africa.

For the last six years he has served as a core instructor and videographer for the Rice Summer Business Institute, a program that introduces disadvantaged high school students to the world of business.

In addition, he produces online video training lessons, consults with schools and corporations, and develops new ways to use technology in the classroom.

Business Experience
Prior to his appointment as director of MBA communications at the Jones School, Wiley was director of multimedia for Savage Design Group (1998-2001) where he launched "Annual Reports for the 21st Century," a multimedia marketing campaign that snared national clients such as GM, Kodak, and Baker Hughes.

From 1995 to 1998, Wiley served as director of new media for the Houston Chronicle where he launched the Chronicle’s online service.

Teaching Awards
In 1995, the Chronicle recruited Wiley from the College of Communication at the University of Texas where he was a tenured professor, an associate dean for technology, and sequence head. During his 14 years at UT, Wiley won numerous grants for his groundbreaking research using networked PCs to teach journalism. He won three teaching awards, served on numerous university committees, and ran the Clearinghouse for Computer-based Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Foreign Correspondent
From 1971 to 1981, Wiley pursued two careers in Germany, by day as a foreign correspondent, by night as a lecturer with the University of Maryland Overseas Division. He worked for United Press International, Mutual Radio Network, the International Herald Tribune, Der Spiegel, National Public Radio, and many other news organizations.

Wiley served as a military correspondent for Stars and Stripes in West Germany. He received a medal of commendation for his reporting in Amman, Jordan during the Jordanian-Palestinian conflict.

Before he was drafted, he worked for Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey. Wiley, a Chicago native, earned three degrees from the University of Illinois: a BA in Rhetoric, a BS in Industrial Engineering, and an MS in Communications.

Teaching Areas
Business Communication, E-Business, Technology Entrepreneurship, High Technology, Interviewing, Executive Education, E-commerce, Information Technology in Business, Technology in Teaching, Investment, Individual Investors

Area of Interest