Michael Gouge, M.A.

Senior Lecturer of Mass Communication

Contact Information

  • mgouge@unca.edu
  • 232-2423
  • 305 Karpen Hall

Office Hours

  • Monday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Friday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Note: Thursdays by appointment only.

Michael E. Gouge teaches most of the department’s journalism courses. He has an extensive background writing and editing for three daily newspapers and two regional travel magazines. His courses include Basic Journalism, History of American Media, Literary Journalism and Enterprise Reporting. An avid motorcyclist, Gouge also works as a travel writer and editor-in-chief of Blue Ridge Motorcycling Magazine, a glossy print travel/leisure quarterly celebrating the Southern Appalachian Mountains. He is a graduate of UNC Asheville’s Mass Communication department and holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Alabama.


  • Doctoral studies in Communications, University of Tennessee
  • MA in Journalism, University of Alabama
  • BA in Mass Communication, University of North Carolina Asheville

Courses Taught

  • MCOM 104 Media, Ethics & Society
  • MCOM 201 Newswriting
  • MCOM 294 Newspaper Workshop
  • MCOM 394 Layout & Design
  • MCOM 343 Creative Strategies in Advertising
  • MCOM 179 TV, Film and the Automobile
  • MCOM 425 Enterprise Reporting