UT Tyler Department of Communication
Senior Lecturer and faculty adviser to the Patriot Talon
Department: Department of Communication
Building: MB2, Communication Annex
Master of Arts, Visual Communication, Ohio University, 2000
Bachelor of Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1992
Mr. Kevin Dilley teaches classes in journalism and communication and serves as the faculty adviser to the Patriot Talon student media outlet. There he coaches and mentors students committed to becoming the next wave of innovative leaders in the communication fields of multimedia journalism, public relations and advertising. In the classroom, Dilley is passionate about journalism, writing, law and ethics and visual journalism.
Prior to become a faculty member at the University of Texas at Tyler, Dilley worked in the journalism field for more than 20 years as a writer, photographer, designer, editor, coach, consultant and innovator. He has worked for small newspapers such as the Columbia Missourian, The Mason City-Globe Gazette, The Monroe Evening News. He worked for the 250,000 circulation daily The Providence Journal and has consulted with news groups all over the United States including The Chicago Tribune, The Aspen Times, The Catholic-Herald and The Bermuda Sun.
In his earlier reporting life, Dilley traveled to Moscow, Siberia and Malaysia to cover stories or conduct workshops. He counts himself lucky to have photographed Mikhail Gorbachev, the first and last president of the Soviet Union, and legendary Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks.
He fell in love with journalism after watching “All the President’s Men” and continues his love affair today through his teaching, mentoring and work on projects.