Associate Professor of Broadcasting; M.F.A., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-4208
Chey AcuÃ±a focuses on single-camera production and editing.
She has produced, directed and edited music videos, public service
announcements, industrials and documentaries. Additional specializations
are rotoscope and traditional character animation. Her
music videos, "Hologram" and "Passion," were
distributed both overseas and domestically as part of "Underground
USA," a music video compilation program series. Her educational
PSA for Cal State L.A., urged young people to stay in school. The industrial
she edited for the immigrant rights organization Hermandad Mexicana Nacional was distributed nationally to all its regional offices. She has received
the NCB Entertainment Group and Motion Picture Association of
Mohammad A. Auwal
Associate Professor of Communication Studies; Ph.D., Ohio University
Contact: (323) 343-4262
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Dr. Auwal specializes in communication theory, organizational communication, and international development. He also has done research in intercultural communication. His articles have been published in Communication Theory, Knowledge (now renamed Journal of Science Communication), Communication Monographs, and Journal of Business Communication.
He is available to comment about the impact and role of media in Arab countries; government communications and politics; U.S. persuasion and propaganda; and Muslim predicament in the U.S. during a possible U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Fluent in: Bangla.
Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Ph.D., USC
Contact: (323) 343-4203
Dr. BaaskeÂs expertise is in argumentation and rhetorical theory and
criticism and pedagogy (esp. explication and critique of
public argument of contemporary issues); debate and forensics
(debate theory, practice and evaluation); and campaign rhetoric
(analysis and critique of campaign communication strategies). His research
interests include public argument, and acts of terror as vehicles of
public argument. He is available to address the use of evidence and definitions
by the current Bush administration in its arguments for war, and media coverage
of war, and can speak on these issues as they relate to the 1990-1991 Persian
Assistant Professor of Broadcasting; MFA, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Contact: (323) 343-4211
Jon BeauprÃ© is a voice and performance consultant for radio and television performers,
and teaches in the Communications Department at Cal State L.A. BeauprÃ©, a radio
producer and reporter and frequent contributor to local and
internationally-syndicated programming from his home in Los Angeles, also conducts
workshops and seminars with the Associated Press Radio and Television Association.
He has been a fixture on the convention circuit, teaching workshops at a wide range
of specialty journalism and broadcast conventions and stations on both coasts of the U.S. He is available to speak on the topic of media in a time of war,
including the Âblurred line between propaganda and reliable news.Â
Professor of Communications Studies; Ph.D., U.C. Irvine
Contact: (323) 343-4262
Dr. Bellman specializes in Enterprise Architecture (the enterprise-wide, integrating framework of business, data/information, application, and technology architecture). He is the cofounder of the FEAC Institute in Washington DC, which provides education and certification in the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework and the Department of Defense Architectural Framework. He is also an expert in organizational culture and communications, distance online education, computer networks, Internet security, computer mediated/interaction, enterprise design and development, and policy-telecommunications. Additionally, he conducted intermittent ethnographic research in Africa, and has written several books on secret societies of Liberia and adjacent countries.
Professor of Broadcasting; M.F.A., California College of Arts
Contact: (323) 343-4209
Alan Bloom has been the program director of the Video Center at
the American Film Institute, and has directed more than 200 music
videos, documentaries, experimental films, TV programs and spots.
He initiated the first music video courses to be taught
on a college campus at Cal State L.A. in 1985. His educational
music video, All You Can Dream, starring Nia Peeples,
was awarded the Silver Angel and Buccaneer awards in 1986, and
its Spanish language version, Y Porque No Sonar, became
a number one hit video and a number one single in Mexico. He
received three Telly awards for spots, including one that
encourages people to become teachers. His
three PBS specials on computer animation have received several
awards, including the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle. His highly
acclaimed rap video, Let the Bells Ring, encouraging students
to stay in school and go on to college, was produced for the American
Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), the California
State Universities and Geffen Records. Professor Bloom regularly
serves as a consultant on the uses of media to affect public perception
of issues and served on a congressional task force on this subject.
Assistant Professor of Speech Communication; Ph.D., USC
Contact: (323) 343-4264
Dr. Chao is an expert in interpersonal and intercultural communication; public relations; and conflict resolution. She coauthored Racism, Sexism, and the Media: How the Media Continues to Construct American Identities (SAGE Publications, 3rd edition, 2003). In this text, she provides insight into the media experiences of Asians, Pacific Islanders, and women of color. She was recognized as one of Cal State L.A.'s 2004 Distinguished Women.
Professor of Communication Studies-Broadcasting; M.F.A., Boston University
Contact: (323) 343-4260
Ivan Cury has considerable experience behind the camera as well
as in front of it. He has worked as a producer/director for commercials
for The Men's Warehouse, and on productions such as Infatuation,
with Bob Eubanks. Professor Cury has also worked as a director
and producer for CBS and for NET. For his efforts as a director,
Professor Cury has received recognition through many regional
and national Emmy Awards. He was also the director of many regional
Clio award-winning commercials.
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies; Ph.D., USC, Annenberg School
Contact: (323) 343-5344
Dr. Madison specializes in the study of racism, capitalism and sexism,
specifically U.S. cultural politics and media. With an expertise in
socio-political construction of "whiteness" and "blackness" in U.S.
culture, Dr. Madison also specializes in the study of violence as it
relates to U.S. mass media and culture in general. She is also an
expert on Proposition 54, also known as the Racial Privacy Initiative.
Professor of Television, Film & Media Studies; Ph.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-4207
Dr. Ramirez is qualified to speak on documentary history, theory and criticism; Chicano Cinema; independent U.S. film/video; critical media literacy and pedagogy; queer, post-colonial, and feminist theory and criticism; cultural studies; and film/video curating and programming. Chair of the UniversityÂs Communication Studies department, Ramirez teaches courses in film/television criticism; independent U.S. film/video; cross-cultural film/video; and documentary history, theory and criticism. In 2004, with colleague Richard Rodriguez of Cal State L.A.Âs Chicano Studies department, Ramirez co-founded the first U.S. Latino Film/Video Festival Â now called ÂReel RasquacheÂ Â the only festival of its kind and scope in the Southern California area dedicated to film and video depictions of the Latino experience in the United States.
Professor of Broadcasting/Communication Studies; Ph.D., University
Contact: (323) 343-4206
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Dr. Regan's realm of expertise includes mass media, film history
and film theory, with emphasis on new media technology
and violence in media. History of television, international media, children and media, and women and media are also among Dr. Regan's
Professor of Broadcasting; Ph.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-4213
Dr. Vianello, an expert on TV programming, was one of the
first two American professors to lecture about American television
in the People's Republic of China. His work on "Who Controls
Hollywood," containing the latest research in the field,
has been published and translated around the world.
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