Spring 2023

Section 5462 of MEDIA4
Introduction to Mass Communication -- : Jan 18 - May 19 2023
All content will be delivered asynchronously. There are no mandatory Zoom sessions.

Section 5976 of MEDIA4
Introduction to Mass Communication -- : Jan 18 - May 19 2023
All content will be delivered asynchronously. There are no mandatory Zoom sessions.

Fall 2022

Section 1445 of MEDIA4
Introduction to Mass Communication -- : Aug 15 - Dec 09 2022

Section 2026 of MEDIA4
Introduction to Mass Communication -- : Aug 15 - Dec 09 2022

No office hours

A. A. San Francisco City College, 1988
B. A. San Francisco State University, 1989
M. A. San Francisco State University, 1992
Also attended:
U. C. San Diego, 1975-1977
Sonoma State University, 1981

Born and raised in Los Angeles, I worked for three years in the corporate and commercial film and video industries, starting as a Production Assistant, then working as an Assistant Editor and Production Manager. A vacation to the Bay Area led to my migration in 1979. I continued to work as a free-lance Production Coordinator in the fledgling Bay Area video production industry, which went through numerous changes in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Because of technological changes, I went back to school, majoring in Film at San Francisco City College, and Broadcast Communication Arts at San Francisco State University.

For several years, I produced marketing materials through my own company.  And I worked for a non-profit company and a research firm for approximately 5 years.  Until recently, I was a Substitute Teacher in the Santa Rosa School District, and coached volleyball.

Since 1992, I've been a member of the SRJC Communication Studies Adjunct Faculty.  Recently I moved to Sparks, Nevada and continue to teach online for SRJC.  As soon as the economy improves (budgets restored), I will pursue teaching opportunities in Northern Nevada.

Professional Areas of Interest

All aspects of media creation, exhibition, and organization interest me. Film & music industry family members have given me a unique perspective on the positive and negative effects on individuals, and critical study provided information on the effects on our culture. I am in awe of inventors, watchful of business moguls, and bored with celebrities. I embrace technological developments, as long as we pause long enough to consider ethical guidelines.

Classes are conducted entirely online.  Individual communication via phone, text, or online is encouraged.