Ph.D: 1987, University of Minnesota
MA: 1980, Central Michigan University
BA: 1973, Lindenwood College
Central Michigan International Film Festival
Plan B & Thesis Committees
• Survery of the Mass Media
• French Film & Other Media
• African & African American Film
• Basic Broadcast Writing
• Working Class Films
• Frank Capra Films
• Techniques of Mass Communication Research
• Theories of Mass Communication
Social/political critique of mass media
• Radio and democracy
• Public empowerment
• French media
• Francophone African media
Prior to entering teaching, Dr. Poindexter was the editor of the Lexington (Missouri) Advertiser-News, news director of KCUR (public radio in Kansas City), and Director of Broadcasting for North Dakota State University. Since joining CMU's faculty in 1987 he has developed courses with international content, was a Fulbright Lecturer in Morocco for a semester, spent a semester conducting research in the French overseas department of Réunion and has taken students on field trips to France and Morocco,. From 2008 to 2011 he served as CMU's Executive Director of International Education. Dr. Poindexter's work has appeared in Journal of Communication, Journal of Popular Culture, Encyclopedia of Radio, Journal of Radio Studies and other journals.
2016 Poindexter, M. "Towards a Democratic Public Sphere: A History of Radio FreeDom in Réunion" (under review).
2013 Poindexter, M. “Simian Cinematic Surrogates: Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the Discourse of Revolution.” Popular Culture Association, Washington, D.C., March 28, 2013.
2011 Poindexter, M. "Art Objects: the Works of Michael Moore and Peter Watkins." Journal of Popular Culture. Vol. 44, No. 6 (December, 2011): 1268-1288.
2008 Poindexter, M. “ABC’s The Path to 9/11, Terror Management Theory, and the American Monomyth.” Film History, Vol. 38, No.2 (Fall, 2008): 55-66.