Professor (2015-present); Associate Professor (1996-2015); Assistant Professor (1991-1996); Instructor (1989-1991);

Towson University, Towson, MD–Department of Electronic Media & Film (2000-present); Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies (1989-2000)

Courses Taught

Broadcast and Cable Programming

Electronic Media News Production

Introduction to Electronic Media & Film

Radio, Culture, and Society


Concept and Story Development

Electronic Media & Film Law and Regulation

Broadcast Journalism

Radio Station Operations

Radio/Audio Production I

Communication Process (Theory)

Theories in Mass Communication (Graduate-Level)

Electronic Media Management (Graduate-Level)


Teaching Associate (1987-1989 part-time); Ohio University, Athens, OH–College of Communication–School of Interpersonal Communication

Courses Taught

Public Speaking and Group Discussion

Instructor (1986—1987 full-time); Fairmont State College, Fairmont, WV–Department of Speech Communication & Theater; (1984-1986 part-time)

Courses Taught

Radio-TV Announcing

Introduction to Speech Communication

Nonverbal Communication

Instructor (1984 part-time); Alderson‑Broaddus College, Philippi, WV; Division of the Humanities

Courses Taught

Intro to Journalism


General Manager

1998-2002; WTMD-FM (10,000 watts)—Towson, MD—managed overall operations of Towson University’s public radio station, including station finances, fundraising, underwriting, grant applications, personnel, and compliance with FCC regulations.

News Director

1975‑1986; WFGM‑FM (50,000 watts)–Fairmont, WV–gathered, wrote and broadcast local news; other duties included general announcing, operations management, commercial production, and color commentary for local football and basketball broadcasts.


1972-1975; WRGT-FM (50,000 watts), Clarksburg, WV–Worked various on-air shifts. Duties included the announcing of musical selections, commercials, and news (part-time).


Ohio University

1990‑‑Degree:  Ph.D. in Communication

Primary Area:  Communication Theory

Related Area:  Telecommunications

Dissertation: “The Relationship of Self-Esteem, Homophily, and Type of Television Performer to the Development of Parasocial Interaction”

West Virginia University

1981‑‑Degree:  Master of Science in Journalism

Broadcast Journalism Track

Professional Project: Audio documentary entitled “An Examination of Organizational and Funding Alternatives for an Emergency Ambulance System”

1977‑‑Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Journalism

Broadcast Journalism Track

Magna Cum Laude (highest honor) Graduate


Broadcast Education Association (BEA)

National Broadcasting Society–Alpha Epsilon Rho (NBS-AERho)

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)