Dr. Jerald Ogg

Currently Teaching:

Public Speaking

Principles of Public Relations

Internship in Communications

Communications Law and Ethics

Dr. Jerald Ogg joined the Communications faculty in 1987 and served as department chair from 1997-2000. He subsequently served as dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts from 2000-2006, interim vice chancellor for Student Affairs in 2006-2007, and provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs from 2007-2017. Dr. Ogg is also a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force, where he served in the Judge Advocate General's ("JAG") Department, and a licensed attorney in Tennessee and Louisiana. The founder of the Department's public relations sequence in 1989 and a former editor of The Pacer, he was awarded the 1998 Outstanding Teaching Award by The University of Tennessee National Alumni Association. He was a faculty member for the Tennessee Governor's School for the Humanities from 1991-2000 and has served as director of that program since 2001.


  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale(Journalism)
  • J.D., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville(Law)
  • M.J., Louisiana State University(Journalism)
  • B.S., The University of Tennessee at Martin(Communications/Political Science)

Contact Information:

E-mail: jogg@utm.edu
Phone: 731-881-3553
Office: 305D Gooch Hall

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