Assistant Professor of Communication, Head Speech Coach
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- 108 Gaumer
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- Gaumer 108
MWF 3-4:30 p.m.
T/R 1-3 p.m.
- Ph.D/M.A.Bowling Green State University
B.A. Boston College
Boston College (B.A.)
Communication and Theatre Studies
26 Speech and Debate Trophies
Introduction to Communication and Media Studies
“To obliterate the unwitting and unquestioning
acceptance and absorption of our ubiquitous
“Personal speaking in a public space.”
“There is more similarity in the marketing challenge of selling
a precious painting by Degas and a frosted mug of root beer
than you ever thought possible.”
-A. Alfred Taubman
Advertising’s Greatest Hits Assignment
We learn by studying how the best companies
with the best brands advertise. Beginning
Feb. 20 our eight advertising firms will present
the best ad ideas from our best companies.
Gender Race Class in Media
“Radio, television, film and other products of media
culture provide materials out of which we forge our
very identities, our sense of selfhood, our notion of
what it means to be male or female, our sense of class,
of ethnicity and race, of nationality, of sexuality; and of
‘us’ and ‘them.’ Media images help shape our view of the
world and our deepest values: what we consider good
or bad, positive or negative, moral or evil.”
Research in Media and Communication Studies
Why this course called research?
My main objective or super objective is to light-up and
launch and redefine research the way PBS Sherlock
reinvented Sherlock Holmes.
I want to take it out of Plato’s cave and the mystery people in
white lab coats, and the James Bond villain stereotypes
(Dr. NO/Blofeld), and the hyperventilated vocabulary
lathered and blathered in ambiguity and the unfunky boredom
of the talky-talk classroom so that
RESEARCH BECOMES COOL!
This course is an attempt to provide a sketch with a picture,
a blueprint, guiding principles, comparisons, moments of
analysis, moments of introspection, attribution, recollection,
the applications of specific theories, factors, insights to avoid
stumbling into the relationship abyss we call home.
Small Group Communication
In our research class (Jazmin) tells us about Whangdoodles
and her elementary school research.
My advertising students create hilarious commercials on YouTube.
What little talent I have gets a big boost from Simpson College students.
My latest marketing class divides into four teams and competes in
“Epic Battle of the Marketing Firms 27”
Surf Dawgs Won with the Blue Banana Campaign
Bruce Thome (Incomparable Strategizer)
Amy Palmer (Marketing Raconteur)
Lya Rivers (Graphics Intellectual and Big Picture Genius)
I compete in the Iowa Senior Olympics (swimming, track and field,
basketball, football, softball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, badminton).
In 2014 competition happiest about won silver medals in free throw shooting
and standing long jump.
Won 90 medals since 2007.
Finished last in a number of events too (400 m).
Just learned how to swim the butterfly stroke.
I waited long enough.
Inga would star with George Clooney, if asked, and play backup for
Rob graduated from ISU and lives in Dallas, Works at FXCM.
Caroline graduated from The School of Journalism/University of Mizzou.
Associate editor #2 on masthead for two magazines in Jacksonville.
“The Art of Criticism Toward the 21st Century-Art for Art’s Sake:
Interpreting Rock Music, the Novel and Film”
National Popular Culture Convention
San Antonio, Texas
“Hello Darkness My Old Friend, I’ve Come to Talk With You Again:
Interpreting Visions Not so Softly Creeping in The X-Files”
Southwest Popular Culture Conference
Texas Tech University
“Dreams in a Hat Box, Cactus Rose on a Coffin:
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance-A Cinema of Splendor in the Grass”
American West Film, Television and History Conference
Kansas City, Missouri