Paul LeValley

Paul LeValley

Paul LeValley

Adjunct Faculty

Media criticism; mass media theory; ethics and free speech

Paul LeValley
Adjunct Instructor
Communication Department, George Mason University
Executive Director
Arlington Independent Media
Paul LeValley has served as the Executive Director of Arlington Independent Media (AIM) since July 1992. AIM is a local media training, production, and programming center whose mission is to promote and facilitate free speech by providing access to established and emerging media. Under his leadership, AIM has been named America’s best community media organization nine times (1994, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2014, and 2015)

In addition to his work at AIM, Mr. LeValley teaches in the communication department at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Over the past eighteen years he has taught courses in mass communication theory, media criticism, advertising, and free speech and ethics. He also taught media production at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia for several years. Altogether, he has more than 25 years of experience teaching in higher education.



Courses Taught

Communication 302. Mass Communication Theory
Communication 375. Mass Communication Advertising and Promotion
Communication 380. Media Criticism
Communication 454. Free Speech and Ethics


B.A. University of Iowa. Journalism and Broadcasting and Film. 1982

M.A. University of Iowa. Communication Studies. 1986