Dr. Heather Polinsky


* B.SC. Telecommunications, audio production emphasis; minor in music;
* Ohio University, 1991
* M.A. Communication & Mass Media; University of Wyoming, 1997
* Ph.D. Mass Media, Michigan State University, 2006

Teaching Profile:

* Audio Production
* Advanced Audio Production
* Multmedia Audio Post Production
* Telecommunication Media Policy

Administrative and Advising:

* Audio Unit Head
* Advisor to Modern Rock 91.5 (WMHW 91.5 FM)

Research Interests:

  • Media business
  • Media economics
  • Media policy
  • Audio production projects

  • Theories
  • Diffusion of innovation
  • Technology acceptance model
  • Media economic and policy theories

  • Methods
  • Quantitative methods and statistical analyses
  • Qualitative interviews
  • Legal and policy analysis
  • Econometrics

Brief Biography:

Professional experience includes five years as an audio engineer at SoundTrax Recording Studios, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Projects included commercial production, industrial and corporate productions, audio for film and video, post production, multimedia audio applications, and music production.