Dr. Russell Bartlett Barclay taught for 30 years at universities in Texas, Florida and Connecticut before retiring in 2006, and moving to La Grange, Ky. He comes to Campbellsville University having won several teaching awards, and having started two
| Russ Barkley talks with student Jena Bender.
public relations programs. He also advised startups for two Public Relations Student Society of America chapters.
As a consultant, Barclay wrote for TPS and Sony, the U. S. Air Force and advised American Airlines on its employee newsletter. He advised the University of Massachusetts regarding the starting of its public relations program. He was an invited speaker at such venues as Yale’s National Health Policy Institute and Connecticut’s Department of Health.
Barclay holds undergraduate degrees in journalism and in political science from the University of Missouri, a master’s in government administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Graduate Division and the Fels Institute of Government. His doctorate in education and media policy is from Duke University. He undertook further study in agenda setting through the generous support of Max McCombs at the University of Texas.
In retirement, Barclay hunted coyotes and took naps. He excelled at the latter. He grew bored in retirement and Campbellsville came to the rescue.
He is married to Gladys Emily Barclay, CRNA. They met 36 years ago at Mizzou. They have no children, save all the former students who stay in touch.