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Master of Arts, Department of Communication, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
Major Field: Media Studies. Research Interests: news media ethics, impact of corporate ownership on the news industry, influence of major corporations on news and sports coverage, nonprofit news, multimedia, availability of resources, first amendment law. Masters Thesis: WNBA vs. ABL: Impact of Corporate Ownership on Womens Professional Basketball. Advisors: Henry Breitrose & Ted Glasser.

Bachelor of Arts, Department of English, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
Major Field: English-American Studies. Emphases: History and Film Studies. Cum Laude.

Academic Experience

Santa Rosa Junior College
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Communication Studies
*Instruct students in mass media trends, journalism, and digital media
*Mentor students of all ages and backgrounds, including high school learners

San Francisco State University
Lecturer (full time), Department of Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts (BECA)
*Instruct students in radio production and history, and multimedia content delivery
*Co-manage department multimedia communications properties
*Assist in management of campus radio station and student staff
*Advise and mentor students in BECA department with radio & multimedia interests
*Provide opportunities in-class and at station for students to improve skills
*Facilitate creation of congenial team of student professionals
Faculty Advisor,
*Work with team of faculty on integrating KSFS video, radio, and multimedia properties
*Guide students in development of website to serve as online content delivery portal for
BECA student content
*Develop opportunities for BECA faculty to utilize site for student work and communication

JFK University
Acting Chair & Curriculum Developer, Convergence Journalism Program
*Guide and lead development of upper-division multimedia journalism bachelor's program
*Conduct research on best practices for innovative convergence journalism program
*Develop course list, course descriptions, and program description
*Create a 12-15 person advisory board of diverse and influential members
*Create 4-8 syllabi, including readings, assignments, and supplemental materials
*Complete documentation to be sent to WASC accrediting agency
*Participate in meetings and presentations to advance program accreditation
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Convergence Journalism
*Instruct students in journalism principles in online environment
*Create online journalism curriculum, including lectures, assignments, and discussions

Contra Costa College
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Fine & Media Arts
*Instruct students in media production, including Adobe Premiere Pro
*Teach students the fundamentals of storytelling through video, audio, and graphics
*Mentor students of all ages and backgrounds, including high school learners

Gina Baleria brings extensive experience as a journalist, project manager, writer, and digital communications strategist to her position at Santa Rosa Junior College. Gina also teaches radio production and digital media strategy at San Francisco State University.

She began her career as a broadcast journalist, spending 15 years in TV, radio, and multimedia, as a writer, producer, and reporter. She most recently worked as assistant news and social media director/acting news director for KGO Radio. She also worked as web producer at KCBS creating an award-winning web presence in the crowded news field. Her work at KCBS garnered multiple awards from the Associated Press and Radio and Television News Directors Association, including a national Edward R. Murrow award. As communications manager at California Forward, Gina was instrumental in developing a digital newsroom focused on governance. Prior to that, she produced many insightful and important panels and discussions as Director of Programs and Literary Events at The Commonwealth Club.

Gina is also a Bay Area actor, director, and theatre producer. Gina co-founded and sits on the board of AtmosTheatre/Theatre in the Woods. In addition, she serves on the board of Theatre Bay Area.

When not working, she enjoys hiking, swing dancing, coaching basketball, reading, traveling, and enjoying the city and Bay Area with friends and family. She and her husband live in San Francisco.

Professional Areas of Interest

Broadcast Journalism
Digital Journalism
Media Literacy
Digital Media Literacy
Radio & Podcasting

Professional Involvement and Community Service

BEA Radio News Division Awards Judge 2014-Present
BEA Interactive Media Division Awards Judge 2014-Present
Basketball Coach  JCC 2014
Pro-Bono Marketing

Presentations and Publications

Bay Area Brain Injury Network2014-Present
BEA News Division Awards Judge 2014-Present
Society of Professional Journalists Awards Judge: 2005-Present

Honors and Awards

Development Committee