Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Adjunct Faculty Directory

Jim Grimes

Title/s:  Adjunct Instructor

Specialty Area: Communications

Email: JGrimes2@luc.edu


Jim Grimes is an award-winning broadcaster and media educator.  He has worked in, and taught, radio broadcasting, TV production, journalism and online media.  Jim served in the U.S. Army/Illinois National Guard including as Commander of the 139th Public Affairs Detachment, Public Affairs Officer to the Secretary of the Army, and instructor at the Defense Information School.  He recently completed five years as Coordinator for the Illinois Broadcasters Assn.’s Multicultural Internship Program.  In addition to teaching, Jim consults for non-commercial radio outlets, and facilitates online professional practice communities on education issues and news literacy.


M.A. Communication, Univ. Illinois Springfield; Master of Urban Planning, Univ. Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Bachelor of Urban Planning, Univ. Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Master Online Teacher Certificate, UIUC; Certified Radio Marketing Professional-RAB; Certified Radio Operator-SBE

Research Interests

Cameras in the Illinois Trial Courts; Military Public Affairs: College and Career Readiness; Dual Credit; Best Practices in Higher Ed; Media Literacy

Professional & Community Affiliations

AEJMC, RTDNA, ACTE-IACTE, Illinois Broadcasters Assn., Illinois News Broadcasters Assn., IEA-NEA, SPJ-Chicago Headline Club, National Council for Higher Education, Broadcast Education Assn., Society of Broadcast Engineers, Assn. for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Public Relations Society of America

Courses Taught

Public Speaking, Business & Professional Speaking, Introduction to Communication and Intercultural Communication