Associate Professor of Communication
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
M.A., Hunter College
B.F.A., Ohio University
B.G.S., Ohio University
Areas of Interest
Media history and media industries, including television, radio, advertising, and new media.
A Word from Our Sponsor: Admen, Advertising, and the Golden Age of Radio (forthcoming, Fordham University Press 2013).
"The Problems with Sponsorship in Broadcasting, 1930s-50s: Perspectives from the Advertising Industry," Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television vol. 31, no. 3 (Sept. 2011): 355-372.
“From Radio Ad Man to Radio Reformer: Senator William Benton’s Broadcasting Career, 1930-60.” Journal of Radio and Audio Media, vol. 16, no. 1 (2009): 17-29.
“From Sponsorship to Spots: Advertising and the Development of Electronic Media.” In Jennifer Holt and Alisa Perren, eds., Media Industries: History, Theory, and Method (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009): 69-80.
“Changing Industry Views of Audience Toleration of Commercials: Hulu vs. Netflix,” What Is Television? A Conference to Explore the Past, Present, and Future of Television, Portland, OR, March 2012.
“BBDO and US Steel on Radio and Television, 1948-52: The Problems of Sponsorship, New Media, and the Communist Threat,” Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research Conference, Madison, WI, July 2010
“Dramatizing a Bar of Soap: Admen as the Showmen of Radio,” Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research Conference, Madison, WI, July 2010.
“The Typefaces of Radio: Translating Print Advertising Strategies into the Radio Medium,” Broadcast Educators Association, Las Vegas, April 2010.
“Sponsorship on Radio: Why Did Some Admen Object?” The Radio Conference 2009: A Transnational Forum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 28 July 2009.
International Radio and Television Society, New York, NY, 2011
National Association of Television Programming Executives, Miami Beach, FL, 2011
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation Faculty Seminar, Burbank, California, 2008
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