Section 8142 of MEDIA4
Introduction to Mass Communication -- : Jun 14 - Jul 25 2021
All content will be delivered asynchronously. There are no mandatory Zoom sessions. Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities.
A. A. San Francisco City College, 1988
B. A. San Francisco State University, 1989
M. A. San Francisco State University, 1992
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.
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.