Ph.D: 2006, Michigan State University
MA: 1997, University of Wyoming
BSC: 1991, Ohio University
• Field Audio Production
• Quantitative Mass Comm Rsch Mtds
• Seminar in Telecom Media Policy
• Multimedia Audio Post Production
• Media business, economics, & policy
Before pursuing academia, I worked as an audio engineer at SoundTrax Recording Studios in Raleigh, North Carolina. After the studio hit some hard economic times, I left to pursue my master degree researching the economic realities of the media business and further pursued media economics and policy in doctoral education. I have produced a radio program for CMU Public Radio but put most of my research efforts in studying media business, economics and policy.
Sindik, A., & Polinsky, H. (2018). Federal Communications Commission reverse incentive spectrum auction: Outcomes and impact on the broadcast industry. Submitted to Journal of Broadcast and Electronic Media.
Polinsky, H., & Sindik, A., (2018). "Predicting illegal and legal media consumption behavior: A new approach to media piracy research" Paper presented at the Broadcast Education Association convention.
Williamson, P. A., Stohlman, T. A., Polinsky, H. E. (2017). Me, my "selfie" and I: A survey of self-disclosure motivations on social media. The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) Journal of Cultural Studies, 2(2), 71-85.
Sykes Jr, W. R., Polinsky, H. E. (2015). An investigation of social media use in student news operations. Journal of Media Education, 6(1), 5-14.
2013 Communicator Award of Distinction in Audio for the "Michigan Soapbox," a public affairs program on CMU Public Radio.