Media Professor, Author, Radio Host
Manager of the five-time Iowa College Radio Station of the Year
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Selected as a contributor to 2014 edition of THE SUNDANCE READER
A challenging and award-winning communication professor with a reputation for helping students to become successful graduates by upholding professional standards.
Read some of the 50 unsolicited emails from graduates received over the past three years.
Photos by Doug Wells
His background includes...
...working in news, advertising, programming, public relations and management at media companies in seven states.
...writing books such as "TV's Greatest Sitcoms," "TV's Greatest Talk Shows," "Putting on the Hits" and "The Communication Job Search Handbook."
...conducting nationally-know research studies that have been quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Newsweek and hundreds of publications.
...publishing pieces in industry publications such as TV Quarterly, Advertising Age, TV Week, Radio World, Hollywood Reporter, and Broadcasting & Cable. His latest expertise is in the field of communication careers and social media. His articles have been published in The Chronicle of Higher Education and he was featured in the Chicago Tribune as the "Skype expert."
...teaching a wide range of media classes from history and theory to writing and production, while creating a new Digital Media Production major.
...winning national awards and training students who have gone on to win statewide & national radio honors and 8 Emmy awards.
...leading the station that won Radio Station of the Year the past five years (the only years the award has been given) and students who won more state radio awards than all other Iowa colleges combined.