Professor of Mass Communications
Co-authored four books:
Centerfield Shot: A History of Baseball on Television. 2008, University of Nebraska Press. Winner, 2009 SABR/Sporting News Research Award.
The Broadcast Television Industry, 1998, Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
Television and the Remote Control: Grazing on a Vast Wasteland, 1996, New York: Guilford.
The Remote Control in the New Media Environment, 1993, Westport, CT: Praeger
Published over 40 scholarly articles and made over 50 conference presentations on television programming, political communication, and media effects.
Quoted on media issues in many publications The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chicago Sun-Times, The New York Times, TV Guide, Psychology Today, and on many television and radio programs.
Produced and hosted over 500 television programs.
Produced and hosted hundreds of radio interviews and award winning public service announcements.
MY APPROACH TO WORKING WITH STUDENTS
I especially enjoy one-on-one teaching in production courses. I try to offer very organized courses that are rich in content and visual support, and that allow students to participate through projects, papers and class discussion. In addition, I find that some of the most rewarding time with students is outside the classroom where we can work together on senior projects and class assignments.
AND BY THE WAY
I enjoy reading about and watching real baseball, and I love playing fantasy baseball (with considerable success I might add).