Terry Gipson

Adjunct Professor, Communication and Media

Terry Gipson has over 25 years of experience in communications, public relations, government affairs, marketing, mass media, and experiential design. Since 2019, he’s taught Speech Communication for RPI as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Communication and Media. He’s a full-time Lecturer in Communications at The State University of New York at New Paltz where he teaches Intro to Communication, Public Speaking, Public Relations, Strategic Communication, Argumentation, Social Media, Persuasion, Interpersonal Communications, and Political Communication.

Terry is a former New York State Senator from the Hudson Valley. Prior to his government service, he worked as a Director for MTV Networks in New York City where he collaborated with executives and producers to develop programming and hundreds of public relations events for MTV, Nickelodeon, CMT, Comedy Central, and other Viacom properties.

Terry is a regular commentator on the WAMC Radio Roundtable, an occasional columnist for Empire Report NY, and a member of the board for the Center for Economic and Environmental Partnership. He has a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from Texas Tech University.

Select Works
  • How Art Can Help Us Improve Our Communication Skills, Published by The Academic Minute, WAMC Northeast Public Radio https://academicminute.org/2020/05/terry-gipson-suny-new-paltz-how-art-can-help-us-improve-our-communication-skills