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​​​​Education
Ph.D: 2000, University of Washington
MS: 1997, MSU
BA: 1994, University of Minnesota

Service Responsibilities

Department of Journalism Curriculum
Multimedia Design Minor
Advising
​​​

Courses Taught
• Intro to Graphics & Visual Communication
• Adv Media Graphics & Visual Comm

Research Interests
• Mass Communication
• Cultural Studies
• Crmie News
• Deviance
• Surveillance Studies

 

Biography

Dr. Baker joined the Department of Journalism in 2009, was promoted ​to Associate Professor in 2013, and tenured in 2016. Before becoming a member of the faculty at CMU, he taught in the Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies and was the Director of the Communication Management Graduate Program at Towson University. Dr. Baker is an outstanding teacher. As a scholar he has published widely and given many juried presentations. His research and teaching interests include: visual communication; crime and the media; new media theory; and race, class ​and gender. 


Recent Scholarship

Baker, S. (2015). Do two wrongs make a right?: News analysis of a violent response to clergy sex abuse,  Journal of Media and Religion 14(2): 57-73.

Baker, S. (forthcoming).  The Black press centering on injustice: News frames in mainstream and minority newspapers. In Tait, A. A. & Hayes, A.S. (Eds). Essays on African-American owned media. Lewiston NY: Edwin Mellen Press.  Expected publication date – 2016.

Baker, S. (2015). Baudrillard and the “The Simpsons”: Pedagogy and cultural studies in the postmodern university.  International Association for Media and Communication Research conference paper.  Montreal, Canada.

Lauffer, K. & Baker, S. (2015). Challenging hegemonic beliefs about physician assisted death: The Brittany Menard effect. International Association for Media and Communication Research conference paper.  Montreal, Canada.​

​​​​Education
MA: University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
BS: Bradley University

​​​ ​Courses Taught
• W​riting for Advertising
• Advertising Copy & Design

Biography

Bill was a writer and creative director for over 30 years at a variety of Chicago ad agencies, including J. Walter Thompson, Foote, Cone & Belding, Campbell-Ewald and many others. He has done award-winning work for some of the world's most famous brands - Gatorade, Van Camp's pork 'n beans, Hallmark, Daisy by Gillette, McDonald's, Kellogg's, Sears, The American Cancer Society and dozens of others. Furthermore, his awards are among the most prestigious in the advertising industry, including Communication Arts'  "Award for Merit" and the Effie for his Van Camp's campaign, Ad Age's "Top-Ten Print Campaigns" for Stokley Fruits and Vegetables, the Clio for Sunbeam's Mr. Sharpy and The Art Director's Club of New York certificates for his American Cancer Society and "Ban the Bullet" campaigns. Bill began teaching 10 years ago, first at Kent State University for five years, and then at the University of Wisconsin for four years. Bill wrote, produced and directed the documentary, "7-Up: The Uncola Story," which is available through Insight Media. His paper on the same subject was presented at the 2006 AEJMC conference and an excerpt from that paper appears in several editions of the Pearson Prentice-Hall textbook, "Advertising & IMC Principles and Practices." He is currently working on a book, "The Art of Manipulation, aka, Advertising Copywriting.

​​​​Education
Ph.D. Southern Illinois University
MAJMC University of Florida
BA Central Michigan University
​​​ Courses Taught
• Media & Society
• Law of Mass Communication


Biography

Tim Boudreau worked for about 10 years as a reporter/photographer, copy editor and news editor for weekly and daily newspapers in Kentucky, Florida, Virginia and Ohio. He has freelanced for a magazine in Tennessee and worked in public relations for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. He has authored a book chapter in "Torts Law in Cyberworld: Emerging issues" and has co-authored book chapters in "Cybermedia Go to War: Role of non-traditional media during and after the 2003 Iraq War" and in "Global Media Go to War."​ He has co-authored articles in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly and Newspaper Research Journal and presented scholarly papers at the annual conventions of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the National Newspaper Association and at various national and regional conferences. His research focuses on media content analysis, community newspapers and online legal issues. He has been a reviewer for major publishers in higher education and a referee for journalism education conferences, a scholarly journal and the Society of Professional Journalists collegiate writing competition.​

​​​​Education
Ph.D: 2000, Indiana University
MS: 1985, Brooklyn College
MA: 2008, Central Michigan University
BS: 1982, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
​​​ Courses Taught
• Intro to Digital Journalism
• Rac/Cult Div: Mass Media's Role


Biography

Lori F. Brost is an associate professor and teaches courses in online journalism, mass communication and society, and diversity in the media. Her primary research interests include online media and oral history. Lori has taught at the China Agricultural University (through the University of Colorado at Denver), Indiana University, the University of Iowa, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. 


Recent Scholarship

Lori F. Brost, "Editors Have Mixed Feelings on User-Generated Content," Newspaper Research Journal, Vol. 34, No. 3, Summer 2013, pp. 101-115

Lori F. Brost and Carol McGinnis, "The Status of Blogging in Ireland: A Case Study," in Blogging in the Global Society: Cultural, Political, and Geographical Aspects, Tatyana Dumova and Richard Fiordo, eds. IGI Global, 2012, pp. 128-147

​​​​Education
BS: 1993, Central Michigan University
​​​ ​Courses Taught
• Writing for Mass Media
• Info Gathering for Mass Media
• Journalism Practicum 


Biography

Steve Coon started teaching courses in the Department of Journalism​ at CMU in 2001. He has taught classes in media writing, reporting, information gathering, sports and the media and public relations. He spent 15 years in the newspaper industry with the Mount PleasantMorning Sun, including 13 years as an editor. During his time as managing editor and news editor, theMorning Sun received seven Michigan Press Association “Newspaper of the Year” awards. He also was recognized with MPA honors for editorial writing and feature writing. He started his career as a sports writer and received several awards from the Associated Press and Michigan Press Association for his work in that area. In 2010, he served as deputy communications director on a gubernatorial campaign, followed by another stint in public relations in 2012 as communications director for a campaign for Congress in Michigan’s Third Congressional District.
​​​​Education
Ph.D: 2009, University of Alabama
MA: 2005, University of Alabama
BA: 1987, Tashkent State University
​​​ Courses Taught
• Case Studies in Public Relations
• Public Relations Seminar


Biography

In Russia, Elina Erzikova made her way from a reporter to the editor-in-chief of a regional newspaper. While working as a journalist, she taught journalism courses to university public relations students and ran her own journalism school for beginning reporters. She also worked as a PR manager for a political party in Russia. Erzikova’s academic and professional specialization and passion are located at the intersection of journalism, public relations and political communication. She has published and presented a number of academic papers and received several academic and professional grants from various organizations. Her main hobbies —photography and travel — are journalism driven. Erzikova was named an Emerging Scholar in 2012 by the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She is also a Fellow of the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations at the University of Alabama.

Recent Scholarship

Petersone, B., & Erzikova, E. (in press, available online on October 6, 2015). Leadership and Public Relations: A Comparative Study of Communication Management in Latvia and Russia. Public Relations Review.

Lowrey, W. & Erzikova, E. (2015). A chapter, News media ecosystems and population dynamics: A cross-cultural analysis. In C. Paterson, D. Lee, A. Saha and A. Zoellner (Ed.), Advancing Media Production Research: Shifting Sites, Methods, and Politics. UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lowrey, W., & Erzikova, E. (2014). Shifting institutional orders and responses to technological disruption among local journalists in Russia and the U.S. The International Communication Gazette, 76(7), 552-574. 

​​​​Education
BAA: 2010, Central Michigan University

Service Responsibilties
CMU College of Communication and Fine Arts Advisory Board member

University Communications internship program manager​


Personal Website

rachelmesterline.com

​​​ ​Courses Taught
• Social Media: Reputation, Image, & Interaction

Research Interests
• Social Media
• Public Relations
• Digital Marketing Strategies


Biography

Rachel works at University Communications as the associate director of public relations and social media and is as an adjunct faculty member in the journalism department. She specializes in public relations and social media strategy. Her previous experience includes nonprofit, business-to-business communication, agency and financial services, which has helped her build a proven track record of developing, implementing and measuring multi-channel communication strategies.

​​​​Education
BS: 1991, Central Michigan University
Associates: 1987, Delta Community College
​​​​ Courses Taught
• Basic Media Photojournalism           

Biography

Tim Fitzgerald began his photography career in 1984 while stationed in northern Europe with the U.S. Army. After graduating from Central Michigan University with a BS in Journalism and a minor in Earth Science in 1991, he worked as a staff photographer for The Saginaw News(Mich.), The Shelbyville News (Ind.) and The Phoenix Gazette (Ariz.). Between and after staff jobs, Fitzgerald worked as a freelance photojournalist and was a daily contributor to the Associated Press, USA TodayThe Detroit Newsand The Detroit Free Press until 1998. In 1997, Fitzgerald started a sports action photography business servicing eleven state high school athletic associations while shooting their state finals. In 2007, he joined the faculty of CMU’s Department of Journalism, and in 2009 he joined Central’s Intercollegiate Athletic Department as their staff photographer.​
​​​​Education
MS: 2002, Syracuse University
MS: 1979, Texas Woman's University
BS: 1976, University of North Carolina
​​​ Courses Taught
• Intro to Journalism
• Shaping the Media
• Basic Media Photography


Biography

Professor Hernández was a photojournalist at The Grand Rapids Press for nine years where she served as interim bureau chief for six months during that time. While at The Press, she traveled to Haiti, Mexico and Cuba to work on stories. She speaks French and Spanish fluently, and has recently created a Study Abroad experience in Cusco, Peru, for students at Central Michigan University. Professor Hernández is interested in visual media and storytelling, which can add multiple dimensions to our view of the world. 

Recent Scholarship

Hernández, T. (author) and G. Harwood (photographer), 2007, Growing Season: Unique Project Documents a Migrant Community in Ohio,” News Photographer Magazine, February, pp. 21-27. http://faculty.kent.edu/thernand/Magazine_Articles/GrowingSeason_07.pdf

Hernández, T. (author), 2005, “24 Hours in Lima: Documenting the Life of an Ohio Community While Giving Students Invaluable Experience,” News Photographer Magazine, September, pp. 36-41. http://faculty.kent.edu/thernand/Magazine_Articles/24HOUR.pdf

Sabo, M.A. (author) and T. Hernández (photographer), 1998, “From Mexico to Michigan,” (5-day series documenting the movement of manufacturing plants to Mexico), The Grand Rapids Press. May 31-June 3, A1. ​

​​​​Education
MJ: 1978, Temple University
BA: 1966, Duquesne University
​​​ Courses Taught
• Reporting
• Editing
• Public Relations Writing
• Writing for the Mass Media
• Intro to Journalism


Biography

Ron Marmarelli has taught journalism courses at Central Michigan University for many years. Previously, he worked as a daily newspaper reporter in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and taught journalism at Temple University, Philadelphia. He also has been a daily newspaper copy editor, a freelance writer for various reference book projects, and a contributor to scholarly journals in journalism history. Since 2000, he also has been working freelance as an editor and consultant.


Recent Scholarship

"Ridgway's, the Weekly with 'the Very Best Staff It Is Possible to Get Together' in 1906." Research-in-Progress session, American Journalism Historians Association annual meeting, Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 2000

"William Hard's 'Campaign of Active Agitation' for The Delineator, 1911-1913," Research-in-Progress session, American Journalism Historians Association annual meeting, London, Ont., Oct. 1996

"Retrieving Progressive Journalism from Muckraking," Research-in-Progress session, American Journalism Historians Association annual meeting, Roanoke, Va., Oct. 1994


​​​​Education
MS: Northwestern University
BS: Northwestern University
​​​ ​Courses Taught
• Public Rel Principles/Practices
• Advertising Media
• Advertising Account Management
• Public Relations Writing


Biography

​​​​Education
BAA Central Michigan University
​​ Courses Taught
• Intro to Graphics & Visual Comm                             


Biography

Ken McDonald, 48, joined the Central Michigan University faculty in 2003 and is a professor​ in journalism, specializing in the department's graphic design course. He holds a B.A.A. in journalism from Central Michigan University. He's worked as a designer and copy editor at a variety of publications, including the Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun, the Traverse City Record-Eagle, the Kalamazoo Gazette and theBaltimore Sun (MD). In 1990, he joined the staff of the Detroit Free Press, where he won numerous awards from the Society of Newspaper Design. His work was also honored by the Michigan Press Photographer's Association in 1998 and he was part of a Michigan Associated Press award-winning writing team that covered the 1994 World Cup soccer tournament. In 1999, McDonald traveled to Beijing for two months to help the English-language newspaper China Daily with redesign work as part of a cooperative arrangement between the Free Press and CMU. He left the Free Press in 2000 after rising to the position of Deputy Design Director for News to help launch a sports photography and design business.​

​​​​Education
MA: 2002, Saginaw Valley University
BA: 1977, Central Michigan University
​​​ Courses Taught
• Writing for Mass Media

Research Interests
•  Gamification in Education
• Video Game Effects
• Video Game Journalism                             


Biography

Carol McGinnis joined CMU’s journalism department in January 2008. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in journalism and public relations; she teaches a variety of courses, including those that focus on writing, public relations and multimedia journalism. Her articles have been published in nearly 50 newspapers and magazines, including the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Home Health Journal, Michigan Business and the Saginaw News. McGinnis also has written four reference books about family history research, published by the Genealogical Publishing Co. Her interest in digital media dates back to the mid-1990s when she had the opportunity to manage the earliest versions of CMU’s website on behalf of the university’s public relations office. She has made presentations about topics related to digital media at regional conferences of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the 8th Annual Conference on Convergence and Society and the Association of Internet Researchers’ Second International Conference. McGinnis co-authored a book chapter about the status of blogging in Ireland (with colleague Dr. Lori F. Brost), which was published in Blogging in the Global Society: Cultural, Political and Geographical Aspects (IGI Global, 2012).​ McGinnis previously taught business communication in CMU’s College of Business Administration. In addition to teaching on CMU’s main campus in Mount Pleasant, McGinnis also teaches online courses for CMU’s Global Campus.

Her advice to students: “Explore your interests and be open to opportunities. Sometimes your career path will take you places you never expected to go.”


Recent Scholarship

“Michigan’s Community Newspapers: Surviving and Thriving in a Challenging Economy,” Eighth Annual Conference on Convergence and Society: The Changing Media Landscape, University of Nevada, Reno, November 2009

“Content Syndication: An Old Media Concept Moves to the Web”
The Association of Internet Researchers Second International Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, October 2001 ​

“Automatic Transmission? Translating Printed Pieces Into Web Documents”
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District 5 Conference, Chicago, December 1996 

​​​​Education:
MA: 2003, Saginaw Valley University
BAS: University of Michigan-Flint
AA: 1980, Ivy Tech Community College

Personal Website
kentmiller.com
​​ Courses Taught
• Photo Editing
• Photography Studio Techniques
• The Photographic Process
• Online Visual Storytelling
• Seminar in News Photography

Research Interests
• Environmental Photojournalism

​​​

Biography

Kent Miller brings 16 years of professional experience as a photojournalist into the classroom as an Associate Professor of Photojournalism at Central Michigan University since 2004. Miller’s photography has been published in numerous publications including, Newsweek, People, Reader’s Digest, Ladies Home Journal, Nat Geo France, The Huffington Post, USA TODAY, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. Publications in books include Your Guide to the National Parks, Insight Guide Alaska, Lonely Planet’s Alaska. Miller’s image of Mt. Denali resides on the tail side of a quarter that was commissioned by the U.S. Mint. Miller has won numerous international and national photography awards and he was awarded Alumnus of the Year from Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana


Recent Scholarship

Hanson, Heather. Prophets and Moguls, Rangers and Rogues, Bison and Bears. Seattle. Mountaineer’s Books. 2015. One photo by Kent Miller. (p. 230)

Boyer, Crispin. That’s Sneaky! Washington D.C.: National Geographic, 2015. One photo by Kent Miller. (p. 171)

Boengk, Jens. Biodiversity and Earth History. Berlin. Springer-Verlag, 2015 One photo by Kent Miller. (p. 382)

Miller K. (2015) The United States Department of the Interior. Top 8 National Parks to Instagram. Retrieved from https://www.doi.gov/blog/top-8-national-parks-instagram

Miller, Kent. “See the World Differently.” Readers Digest (White Plains, New York) Mar. 2014: 148-149

​​​​Education
Add
​​ Courses Taught
• Intro to Graphics & Visual Comm


Biography

Sara Kubik
​​​​Education
PhD: 2012, Washington State University
MBM University of International Business & Economics
Bachelors, Qingdao University

Service Responsibilities
Integrative Public Relations Program Coordinator
​​​ Courses Taught
• Fundamentals of Integrative Public Relations
• Advertising/Public Relations Research
• Public Relations Seminar

Research Interests
Strategic health communication and mass media processes and effects, particularly HIV stigma prevention and media studies


Biography

Ren teaches skills and lecture courses in public relations, including PR principles and practices, PR research methods​, PR writing, PR case studies and PR campaigns.

He has worked for 10 years in the PR industry, including five years at Weber Shandwick Beijing serving as a senior consultant and later account supervisor for clients with a global presence. His major clients included Pfizer, Bayer Healthcare, Merck, P&G, Norvatis, Nestle, BMS, L’Oreal, IKEA, Electrolux, Intel, Ericsson, Juniper Networks and NVIDIA.

His research concentration is health communication and mass media processes and effects. His research has consistently focused on strategic health communication approaches to prevent disease and reduce disease-related stigma, particularly HIV/AIDS stigma.


Recent Scholarship

Hust, S.J.T., Marett, E.G., Lei, M., Ren, C., & Ran, W. (2015). Law & Order, CSI, and NCIS: The association between exposure to crime drama franchises, rape myth acceptance, and sexual consent negotiation among college students. Journal of Health Communication, 20 (12), 1369-1381.

Ren, C., Hust, S.J.T., & Zhang, P. (2014). Chinese newspapers’ coverage of HIV transmission over a decade (2000-2010): Where HIV stigma arise. Chinese Journal of Communication, 7(3), 267-284.

Hust, S.J.T., Marett, E.G., Ren, C., Adams, P.M., Willoughby, J.F., Lei, M., Ran, W., & Norman, C. (2014). Establishing and adhering to sexual consent:  The association between reading magazines and college students’ sexual consent negotiation. The Journal of Sex Research, 51(3), 280–290. 

Hust, S.J.T., Lei, M., Ren, C., Chang, H., McNab, A., Marett, E.M., & Fitts, J. (2013). The effects of sports media exposure on college students’ rape myth beliefs and intentions to intervene in a sexual assault. Mass Communication and Society, 16(6), 762-786.

Hust, S.J.T., Marett, E.G., Lei, M., Chang, H., Ren, C., McNab, A. & Adams, P. (2013). Health promotion messages in entertainment media: crime drama viewership and intentions to intervene in a sexual assault situation. Journal of Health Communication. 18, 105-123.

​​​​Education
Ph.D: 2012, Ohio University
MS: 2009, Ohio University
BA: 1986, Marshall University
​​​ Courses Taught
• Shaping the Media
• Multimedia Reporting Capstone
• Public Affairs Reporting


Biography

Ed Simpson has 20 years experience in the news industry, including stints as reporter and then bureau chief for United Press International in West Virginia, managing editor-content for the Tribune-Chronicle in Warren, Ohio, and editor of the Joplin (Mo.) Globe. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for spearheading an investigation into a local coroner that resulted in a murder indictment and 26 death rulings being changed. He has made 11 presentations at regional, national, and international academic conferences. His research has been published in the Newspaper Research Journal and Journalism History. He remains most passionate about the role of daily professional journalism in representative democracy, which encompasses both his teaching and research interests.​

Recent Scholarship

Simpson, E. (2016). “‘A Traitor to his Class’: Publisher W.E. ‘Ned’ Chilton III and Race.” Scheduled publication, July 2016. Study focuses on the role of a publisher in the formation of the public sphere within the context of Civil Rights issues. ​

Simpson, E. (2016). “‘Towering Legal Reforms:’ W.E. ‘Ned’ Chilton III and legal battles for Appalachia’s public sphere, 1971-1986.” Expected publication, Summer 2016. Study focuses on the use of the legal system, including Open Records suits, to force information into the public sphere. 

​​​​Education
2006: Ph.D. Indiana University
Masters
Bachelor's
​​ Courses Taught
• Advertising Principle
• Personal Branding in Media Professionals
• Advertising Campaign


Biography

Dr. Johnny V. Sparks is an associate professor of advertising in the Department of Journalism and the director of the Center for Innovation, Collaboration & Engagement (ccfa.cmich.edu/ice)." Sparks' research agenda focuses on the influence of strategic communication's content and structure on human emotion and cognition. He has published nine peer-reviewed research articles, which have appeared in leading journals including Communication Monographs, Communication Researchand Psychology & Marketing. He has also published six peer-reviewed abstracts in the journal Psychophysiology and a book chapter. Dr. Sparks has presented 22 conference papers, including two top-papers in the International Communication Association's Information Systems division. His leadership and efforts in assessment were recognized with the CMU Provost's Assessment Incentive Award in 2012-13. In addition to his research, he advises CMU’s student chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), which competes annually in th​e District 6 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). In his first year as adviser, the team placed Third (in-track and overall) at the AAF District 6 NSAC in April 2015. Since arriving at CMU in Fall 2012, Sparks has taught JRN 360: Principles of Advertising, JRN 466: Advertising Campaigns, JRN 365: Advertising Media, and JRN 397A: Sex, Violence, & the Media. Sparks previously served on the faculty at Texas Tech University and the University of Alabama (UA). At UA in 2009, the College of Communication and Information Science's Board of Visitors recognized Sparks with a Teaching Excellence Award. Additionally, the UA graduate school selected Sparks as a finalist in The Last Lecture Series (2009).​

​​​​Education
Ph.D: 1985, Bowling Green State University
MA: 1974, Wayne State University
BA: 1969, Wayne State University
​​ Courses Taught
• Racial Diversity: Mass Media's Role                             


Biography

Alice A. Tait is the mother of Joseph Conrad Smith, II, the grandmother of Leiah, Joseph, lll, Brigham and Robert. She is also an award-winning professor of communication at Central Michigan University. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc awarded her The Outstanding Faculty Award in 2012. In 1989 Central Michigan University awarded her a Teaching Fellowship and in 1990 a Teaching Excellence Award. Butler University, Indianapolis, Ind., awarded her a 1991-92 Visiting African-American Scholar’s position. Central Michigan University selected her as one of two distinguished faculty members in 1996. For 10 years she directed Central Michigan University’s AHANA (African-Americans, Latinos/Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans) High School Journalism Workshop. She spent the 1996-1997 academic year as a Visiting DistinguishedProfessor at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J. 

Recent Scholarship

Meiss, G. T., & Tait, A. A. (Eds.) (2004). Ethnic media in America: Images, Audiences and transforming forces (Vol. 3). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

Barber, J. T., & Tait, A. A. (Eds.) (2001). The information society and the Black community. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Wolseley, R. E., Tait, A. A., and Burroughs, T. S. (2003). Black journalism enters the twentieth century. In J. Witalec (Ed.), Harlem Renaissance: A Gale Critical Companion (Vol. 1, pp. 335-339). Farmington Hills, MI: Gale. (Reprinted from The Black Press, U.S.A., pp. 43-78, 1990, Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press). ​

​​​​Education
MA: 1968, Central Michigan University
BS: 1965, Central Michigan University
Courses Taught
• Journalism Internship
• Public Relations Writing
• Photojournalism Internship
• Public Relations Internship
• Advertising Interns
hip


Biography

Jim Wojcik, associate professor of journalism, joined the department in the spring of 2000 after serving as director of student media at Central Michigan University for 30 years.

After graduating from CMU in 1965, Wojcik worked as a sports editor at the Mt. Pleasant Daily Times-News before returning to his alma mater as sports information director, working in the university’s public relations department.

Following two years as sports information director, he taught journalism for a year in the department before leaving CMU to become editor of the Mt. Pleasant Daily Times-News. He returned to CMU as director of student media in 1971.

Born in Detroit, Wojcik graduated from Clio Area High School. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in journalism from CMU. His wife Carol retired from CMU after serving for ​15 years as the director of the student disability program. They have two sons, Mark and Scott. 

​​​​Education
Ph.D: 1997, University of Missouri-Columbia
MA: 1987, University of Missouri-Columbia
BA: 1982, Nanjing University
​​ Courses Taught
• Info Gathering for Mass Media

Service Responsibilities
Coordinator, CMU-China Daily Exchange Program


Biography

Jiafei Yin worked for the China Daily before coming to America. Her teaching and research interests include world press systems, particularly press freedom and responsibility around the world, coverage of world news, media reforms in China and data journalism. Of her scholarship, she is most proud of presenting a critical review of the four theories of the press and proposing a new model for the Asian and the world press in a research paper published in the Journalism & Communication Monographs. She is also very proud of starting in 1999 an exchange program between her department and the China Daily, where she has been sending her students to Beijing to learn about international journalism and hosting visiting journalists from the paper.

Recent Scholars
hip
2014 Yin, Jiafei, "Reforming State-owned Media in China -- Introducing private and foreign capital: Strategies & policies," presentation at the NCA 100th Annual Convention, November 20-23, 2014, Chicago. 

2011 Yin, Jiafei, "Growing Pains in the Development of a Free Press in Africa and Asia: A comparative analysis—South Africa and India." Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies. 2011, Vol 32 (2). 


2011 Yin, Jiafei, "Ancient roots and contemporary challenges: Asian journalists try to find the balance." In The Handbook of Global Communication and Media Ethics. (ed.) Robert Fortner and Mark Fackler. UK: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

2011 Yin, Jiafei, "An Agent for Change: The Internet Is Setting New Agendas in China. In Cultural Identity, New Communication Technologies: Political, Ethical and Ideological Implications." (ed.) D. Ndirangu Wachanga. IGI Global. 2011.

2008 Yin, Jiafei, "Beyond the Four Theories of the Press: A New Model for the Asian & the World Press." Journalism and Communication Monographs. Vol. 10 No.1, Spring 2008.

Staff

Education
​BS: 1989, Central Michigan University
Office Communication Specialist Certificate: 1986, Central Michigan University​


Biography

Cindy Gall has thirty plus years of administrative office experience at Central Michigan University.  She is a member of Network for Women. 

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