The Institute of General Semantics is proud to announce Thom Gencarelli, Ph.D., as the new editor of our quarterly journal ETC: A Review of General Semantics.
Dr. Gencarelli's first issue as an editor will be ETC 74:1-2, a double issue retrospective of the journal as it turns 75 years old. The double issue will be shipping late October 2018.
Thom Gencarelli received his Ph.D. from the Media Ecology program at New York University in 1993 where, as a student of Neil Postman, he was first introduced to Alfred Korzybski’s work and the principles of General Semantics. Thom is currently Professor and the founding Chair of the Communication Department at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of General Semantics since 2008 and is a Past President of the Media Ecology Association, the New York State Communication Association, and the New Jersey Communication Association (twice). His research interests include general semantics, media ecology, new media developments and their consequence, media literacy/media education, and popular media and culture (with an emphasis on popular music). He is, most recently, co-editor (with Brian Cogan) of the anthology Baby Boomers and Popular Culture: An Inquiry into America’s Most Powerful Generation (ABC-Clio/ Praeger, 2014), and he has been writing a book about language acquisition and cognitive development (which he hopes to finally finish once he steps down as department chair in 2019). In 2013, he received the Christine L. Nystrom Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Service to the Field of Media Ecology from the Media Ecology Association and, in 2016, received the John F. Wilson Fellowship Award for Scholarship and Service from the New York State Communication Association. Thom is also a songwriter, musician, and producer, and has released two album-length works with his ensemble bluerace, World is Ready and Beautiful Sky. The group’s third album, Mistral, will be out this year.
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ETC: A Review of General Semantics was founded in 1943 by the International Society for General Semantics. ISGS merged with the Institute of General Semantics in 2003. Since that time, the Institute has published the journal.Subscription information for ETC: A Review of General Semantics »