Aviation journalist; professor of communications. Born– July 16, 1948, Dallas Tex. Parents– Lewis and Gwynne Greer Chandler. Married– Kathleen, August 10, 1970. Children– Five. Education– University of Texas, B.A., 1975; Jacksonville State University, M.P.A., 1977. Served as a medic in Vietnam; awarded the Purple Heart. News director at WHMA Radio in Anniston, 1979-1985; correspondent for the Birmingham Post Herald, 1980-1984;   instructor of communications at Jacksonville State University 1987-2017. During the time he was news director, received sixteen Associated Press Broadcast Journalism awards. Contributed to many journals including Frequent Flyer, National Review, Saturday Evening Post, American Legion Magazine, Rotarian, Time, and Voice of America. Served on the board of directors of the Alabama Associated Press Broadcasters Association. Received sixteen Associated Press Broadcast Journalism awards; Aerospace Media Lifetime Award, 2017.


Jerry Chandler, Anniston; Jacksonville State website.


Fire and Rain: A tragedy in American Aviation. Austin, Tex.; Texas Monthly Press, 1986.