Dr. Will Anderson


Ed.D. Instructional Technology, Northern Illinois University
M.A. Communication Studies, Northern Illinois University
M.S. Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
B.A. English Writing/Political Science, Loras College

Teaching Profile:

Broadcast and Cable Advertising Copywriting & Promotion

Administrative and Advising:

Integrative Public Relations Council Chair
BCA IPR advisor

Research Interests:

  • Audio drama
  • TV Sitcoms
  • Program/Station/Network Promotions

  • Methods
  • Qualitative

Brief Biography:

Disarmingly charismatic and charming, Dr. Anderson came to Central in 2002 to help facilitate CMU’s rapidly expanding 250-major Integrated Public Relations program.

Other notables: Six years experience teaching media writing and television performance at Northern Illinois University.

Professional experiences include working as a copywriter, and television listings coordinator for the promotions department of Wisconsin Public Television. .

Notable CMU Achievements:

2014 Audio drama “Bump in the night” selected as finalist for Radio Romania’s Grand Prix Nova and selected for exhibition at National Audio Theatre Festivals Hear Now Audio Fiction and Arts Exhibition

2014 Audio script “Devil’s Night!” selected as Misfits Audio Halloween scriptwriting competition

2014 Audio script “Flower power: The adventure begins!” selected as Midnight Audio Theater scriptwriting competition

2013 Established Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition (http://www.mtbscriptcompetition.com/)

2013 Broadcast Education Association award of excellence for audio drama “Take your daughter to work day”

2012 Broadcast Education Association award of excellence for audio drama “The son of West Branch: America’s great humanitarian”

2008 Artist in residence: Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

2007 & 2003 National Audio Theater Festivals Scriptwriting award winner