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Ronald Bishop, Ph.D.
569 Hemingway Drive
Hockessin, DE 19707
Home: (302) 239-6367
Office: (215) 895-1823
[email protected]
EDUCATION
Ph.D.
1997
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
School of Communications and Theater
Dissertation: Promoting the Thinness Ideal:
Perceptions of Diet Product Advertising
M.A.
1986
Fordham University, New York, NY
College of Arts and Sciences
Concentration: Communication Theory, Persuasion
B.A.
1983
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
School of Communications and Theater
Major: Radio-Television Film
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
EMPLOYMENT
1995present
Drexel University
Professor
Department of Culture and Communication
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Promoted to full professor, 2008
Awarded tenure, 2003.
Assistant Professor, 1997-2003.
Instructor, one-year contract, 1995-96, 1996-97.
Adjunct faculty, 1995.
September 1988September 1995
Temple University
School of Communications and Theater
Adjunct Faculty
September 1988September 1993
Rowan University
School of Communications
Adjunct Faculty
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Courses Taught
Advanced Business Writing
Broadcast Advertising
English Composition I
Fundamentals of Journalism
Grant Writing
Magazine Article Writing
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Communication
Computer-Assisted Journalism
Investigative Reporting
Public Relations
Public Service Campaigns
Remedial Composition
Technical Writing
Leadership Development
University Seminar
Writing for Business
Journalism, the Courts, and the Law
Global Journalism
The Search for Truth in Media
Fifteen Minutes: The Cultural History of Fame
Mythmakers, Storytellers, Wannabes, and Groupies: A Social History of Sports
Journalism
It’s a Wonder We’re Free to Speak at All: Free Speech and Censorship
Communication in the Self-Help Movement
Courses Developed or Revised
Undergraduate
The Search for Truth in Media
Communication in the Self-Help Movement
It’s a Wonder We’re Free to Speak at All: Free Speech and Censorship
Journalism Online
Advanced (Investigative) Journalism
Fifteen Minutes: The Cultural History of Fame
Sports and the Mass Media
Mythmakers, Storytellers, Wannabes, and Groupies: A Social History
of Sports Journalism
Journalists, the Courts, and the Law
From the Muckrakers to Matt Drudge: The Social History of
Investigative Reporting
Computer Assisted Journalism
Global Journalism
Public Service Campaigns
Principles of Communication
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Graduate
Qualitative Research Methods
Grant Writing
Investigative Journalism
Journalists, the Courts, and the Law
Public Relations Strategies and Writing
PUBLICATIONS
BOOKS
2013
Open for Business: How Community Newspapers Covered the Japanese-American
Internment. Denver, CO: University Press of Colorado. Prospectus accepted, January
2013.
2011
MORE: The Vanishing of Scale in an Over-The-Top World, Waco, TX: Baylor University
Press.
2009
When Play Was Play: Why Pick-Up Games Matter. Albany, NY: State University of New
York Press.
2007
Taking on the Pledge of Allegiance: The News Media and Michael Newdow’s
Constitutional Challenge. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
JOURNAL ARTICLES
2013
“The Professional Protester: Emergence of a New News Media Protest Coverage
Paradigm in Time Magazine’s 2011 Person of the Year Issue.” Accepted for publication
by Journal of New Media and Magazine Research, February 2013.
“No Fight Left in the Dog: A Textual analysis of the “Domesticated Journalist” in Ford’s
“Drive One” Ad Campaign. Accepted for publication by Image of the Journalist in
Popular Culture Journal, April 2013.
2012
“The Least Anxious Person in a Boat: Journalists Perform a Status Degradation
Ceremony as They Mourn Walter Cronkite,” Electronic Journal of Communication, 21,
3-4. Available: http://www.cios.org/www/ejc/v21n34toc.htm.
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2011
“The Transcendent Metrosexual: Affirmations of Hegemonic Masculinity in News Media
Coverage of the Birth of Tom Brady’s Baby.” Journal of Sports Media. Available:
http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu.
2009
“Shaking the Trees: The Psychology of Collecting in News Coverage of the College
Admissions Process,” International Journal of Progressive Education, 5 (1), 6-23.
“It Hurts the Team Even More: Differences in Coverage by Sports Journalists of White
and African-American Athletes Who Engage in Contract Holdouts,” Journal of Sports
Media, 4 (1), 55-84.
“Little More Than Minutes: How Two Wyoming Community Newspapers Covered
Construction of the Heart Mountain Internment Camp,” American Journalism., 26 (3), 732.
2008
“Where Can Elmo Learn More?: Sesame Street’s Elmo as Collector of Information.”
American Communication Journal, 10 (1). Available: www.acjournal.org.
“From a Distance: Marginalization of the Poor in Television Ads for Goodwill Industries,”
Journal of Poverty, 12 (4), 411-431.
“In the Grand Scheme of Things: An Exploration of the Meaning of Genealogical
Research,” Journal of Popular Culture, 41 (3), 393-412.
2007
“That is Good to Think About These Days: The Hearst Newspapers Campaign Promoting
the Addition of `Under God’ to the Pledge of Allegiance,” American Journalism, 24 (2),
61-86, 2007.
2006
“It Turns Out the Armoire is Your Mother: Narratives of Addiction in Two Cable
Television Organization Programs,” Addiction Research and Theory, 14 (2) 139-157.
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2005
“The Wayward Child: An Ideological Analysis of Sports Contract Holdout Coverage,”
Journalism Studies, 6 (4), 445-460.
“The Essential Force of the Clan: Developing a Collecting-Inspired Ideology Through
Textual Analysis,” Journal of Popular Culture, 38 (6) 990-1010.
“A Philosophy of Exhibitionism: Exploring Media Coverage of Al Roker and Carnie
Wilson’s Gastric Bypass Surgeries.” Journal of Communication Inquiry, 29 (2), 119-140.
2004
“The Accidental Journalist: Boundary-Work Rhetoric in News Coverage of Leonardo
DiCaprio’s Interview With President Clinton.” Journalism Studies
5 (1), 31-44.
2003
“It’s Not Always About the Money: Exploring News Coverage of the Act of Collecting.”
Communication Review, 6 (2), 117-136.
“The Presbyopic Six: Exploring the Marginalization of Protest and of Journalism in a
Television/Online Advertising Campaign. Popular Communication, 1 (3), 143-162.
"The World's Nicest Grown-Up: A Fantasy Theme Analysis of News Media Coverage of
Fred Rogers," Journal of Communication, 53 (1), 16-31.
"Missing in Action: Feature Coverage of Women's Sports in Sports Illustrated." Journal
of Sport and Social Issues, 27 (2), 184-194.
2002
"Brought to You in The Public Interest: An Exploration of How Public Service
Announcements are Placed on the Air," Journal of Radio Studies, 9 (2), 227-246.
"A Nod From Destiny: How African-American and White Sportswriters Covered the Entry
of Kenny Washington into the National Football League," American Journalism, 19 (1),
81-106.
"In the Public Interest?: The State of Locally Produced Television Programming Since
Deregulation (w/E. Hakanen)," Journal of Communication Inquiry , 26 (3), 261-276.
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2001
"The Pursuit of Perfection: A Narrative Analysis of How Women's Magazines Cover
Eating Disorders," Howard Journal of Communication, 12 (4), 221-240.
"If You Build It, We Won't Leave: Turner's Social Drama in News Coverage of New
Stadium Controversies," Journalism Studies, 2 (3), 2001, 373-392.
"Old Dogs, New Tricks: An Ideological Analysis of Thematic Shifts in Television
Advertising for Diet Products, 1990-2000, Journal of Communication Inquiry, 25 (4),
334-352.
"News Media, Heal Thyselves: Sourcing Patterns in News Stories About News Media
Performance." Journal of Communication Inquiry, 25 (1), 22-37.
"Stealing the Signs: A Semiotic Analysis of the Changing Nature of Professional Sports
Team Logos.” Social Semiotics, 11 (1), 2000, 23-41.
"Dreams in the Line: A Day at the Antiques Roadshow." Journal of Popular Culture, 35
(3), 195-209.
2000
"To Protect and to Serve: The `Guard Dog' Function of Journalism in News Coverage of
the Japanese-American Internment." Journalism and Communication Monographs Vol.
2, No. 2 (Summer), 65-103.
"Good Afternoon, Good Evening, and Good Night: The Truman Show as Media
Criticism." Journal of Communication Inquiry, 24 (1), 6-18.
"More than Meets the Eye: An Exploration of Research on the Connection
Between Mass Media and Body Image." Communication Yearbook 23,
271-303.
1999
"From Behind the Walls: A Discourse Analysis of Boundary Work in News Coverage of
Princess Diana's Death.” Journal of Communication Inquiry, 23 (1), 90-117.
"What Price History?: Converging Narratives in Television Collectibles Programs."
Journal of Popular Culture, 33 (3), 1-28.
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BOOK CHAPTERS
2006
“The Whole World is Watching, But So What?: A Frame Analysis of Newspaper Coverage
of Antiwar Protest,” in Leading to the 2003 Iraq War, co-edited by A. Nikolaev and E.
Hakanen, New York: MacMillan-Palgrave.
"Dreams in the Line: A Day at the Antiques Roadshow" reprinted in G. Muller (Ed.) Many
Americas: Reading and Writing Across the Cultural Divides. New York: Houghton Mifflin.
2003
“Strength in Numbers? How Journalists Cover Protest” in In The Shadow of War,
volume 4 of Defeating Terrorism/Developing Dreams series. Broomall, PA: Chelsea
House.
“A Matter of Trust: Where do Journalists Go From Here?” in Beyond 9/11 and the Iraq
War, volume 5 of Defeating Terrorism/Developing Dreams series. Broomall, PA: Chelsea
House.
1997
"Cable Television: Unfulfilled Promise?" Book chapter in Mass Media and Society, E.
Hakanen and A. Wells, eds. New York: Ablex.
BOOK AND FILM REVIEWS
2013
McLeod, K. (2011). We Are The Champions: The Politics of Sports and Popular Music.
Popular Music and Society. Accepted for publication, March 2013.
2010
Ono, K. & Pham, V. (2008). Asian-Americans and the Media. Journalism Studies, 11 (6),
908.
2008
Yule, P. (2006). The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover (documentary). Film and History.
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Halpern, J. (2007). Fame Junkies: The Hidden Truths Behind America’s Favorite Addiction.
Journal of Popular Culture, 41 (1), 163-164.
Tang. P. (2007). Masters of the Sabar: Wolof Griot Percussionists of Senegal.
Philadelphia: Temple University Press. Popular Music and Society. Accepted for
publication, May 2008.
2006
Woodward, B. (2005). The Secret Man. American Journalism, 23 (4), 132-134.
2005
Gelb, L. (2003). City Room. American Journalism, 22 (4), 101-103.
2003
Alexander, A. F. (2002). Race Man: The Rise and Fall of the “Fighting Editor,” John
Mitchell Jr. Journalism History, 29 (3), 148.
Scott, K. (2001). The Moose That Roared: The Story of Jay Ward, Bill Scott, a Flying
Squirrel, and a Talking Moose. Journal of Popular Culture, 37 (2), 354-355.
Corey, M. (2000). The World Through a Monocle, Journal of Popular Culture, 37 (1),
128-130.
Wasko, J. (2001). Understanding Disney, Journal of Communication, 53 (1), 183-184.
Seabrook, J. (2000). NoBrow: The Culture of Marketing and The Marketing of Culture
and McChesney, R. (1999). Rich Media, Poor Democracy, Journal of Communication
Inquiry, 27 (2), 211-215.
2002
Martindale, D. (1999). Pufunstuf and Other Stuff: The Weird and Wonderful World of Sid
and Marty Krofft. Los Angeles: Renaissance Books. Journal of Popular Film and
Television, 29 (4), 190.
2001
Chaplin, G. (2001). Presstime in Paradise, Journal of Communication, 51 (2),
448-449.
Reddick, R. (2000). The Online Journalist, American Communication Journal. Online.
Available: http://www.americancomm.org, 4 (2).
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Fernandes, D. & Robinson, D. (1999). A Guide to Television's Mayberry R.F.D., Jefferson,
NC: McFarland & Co. Journal of Popular Film and Television,
29 (1), 93-94.
2000
Rosen, J. (2000). What are Journalists For? Journal of Communication,
50 (2). 183-185.
1999
Massey, K. (1999). Readings in Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture.
Mayfield Publishing Co. American Communication Journal, 2 (3). Online. Available:
http://www.americancomm.org.
Potter, W. J. (1998). Media Literacy. London: Sage. Southern Journal of
Communication, 65 (1).
Hugenberg, L. & Moyer, B. S. (1997). Teaching Ideas for the Basic Communication
Course. Dubuque, IA: Kendal Hunt. Southern Journal of Communication.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
2013
“The Least Anxious Person in a Boat: Journalists Perform a Status Degradation
Ceremony as They Mourn Walter Cronkite.” Joint Journalism and Communication
History Conference, New York.
Hakanen, E.A., Novak, A.N., Fidyk, J. & Bishop, R., “Life’s Been Good to Me So Far:
Exploring Changes in the Story of Fame in Popular Songs.” Popular Culture Association,
Washington, DC.
Bishop, R. & Zaveri, A. “Meeting ‘The Highest of Adult Standards:’ Exploring the Meaning
to Society of Child Prodigies.” Popular Culture Association, Washington, DC.
Hakanen, E.A., Novak, A.N., & Bishop, R. “Get to Know Your Local Occupiers: A Framing
Analysis of the Coverage of the Occupy Movement. International Communication
Association, London.
2012
Falcone, A. & Bishop, R. “The Proverbial Newspaperman’s Rainbow: Exploring the Casa
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Grande Dispatch’s Coverage of the Gila River Internment Camp.” Joint Meeting of the
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the American
Journalism Historians Association, New York.
Soeur, M. & Bishop, R. “My Back Pages: Exploring the Meaning Men Derive From
Reading Women’s Magazines.” Popular Culture Association, Boston.
2011
Bokunewicz, J. & Bishop, R. “Logos Fired in Anger: Using Content and Semiotic Analysis
to Explore Design Changes in Professional Sports Team Logos,” Mid-Atlantic Chapter,
Popular Culture Association, Philadelphia.
Daggett, R. & Bishop, R. “In Performance of Its Duty: How the Lamar Daily News
Covered the Coming of the Amache Internment Camp,” Joint Meeting of the Association
for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the American Journalism
Historians Association, New York.
2010
“Postcards From the Protest Zone: A Textual Analysis of U.S. Newspaper Coverage of
China’s Efforts to Stifle Dissent Before the Beijing Olympics.” Fourth Summit on
Commnication and Sport, Kent State University and Youngstown State University,
Cleveland, OH.
“Just Another Kind of Playing Hurt: Philadelphia Sportswriters Cover a Pro Athlete’s
Battle With Depression.” Eastern Communication Association, Baltimore.
“My Drug of Choice: How the News Media Characterize an Expanding Range of Activities
as Addictions,” Popular Culture Association, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, November,
Alexandria, VA.
2009
Hakanen, E., Damiter, A., & Bishop, R. “Only White Athletes Need Apply: Changes in the
Construction of Heroism in American Newspapers.” Eastern Communication
Association, Philadelphia.
2008
“Go Out and Play, But Mean It: Using Frame Analysis to Explore Coverage of the
Rediscovery of Unstructured Play.” Kidding Around: The Child in Film and Media,
University of the District of Columbia, September 2008.
“The Transcendent Metrosexual: Affirmations of Hegemonic Masculinity in News
Coverage of the Birth of Tom Brady’s Baby.” Popular Culture Association, Mid-Atlantic
Chapter, October 2008, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
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“From a Distance: Marginalization of the Poor in Television Ads for Goodwill Industries,”
International Communication Association, Montreal.
Panel discussion based on Taking on the Pledge of Allegiance: The News Media and
Michael Newdow’s Constitutional Challenge, June 3, 2008, First Amendment Center,
Washington, DC. Audio recording of panel available at www.firstamendmentcenter.org.
Panel discussion based on Taking on the Pledge of Allegiance: The News Media and
Michael Newdow’s Constitutional Challenge held as part of Drexel University’s
“Magnificent Minds” lecture series, May 2008.
2007
“Little More Than Minutes: How Two Wyoming Community Newspapers Covered the
Construction of the Heart Mountain Internment Camp,” Association for Education in
Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, DC.
“An Irresponsible Display: Differences in Coverage by Sports Journalists of White and
African-American Athletes Who Engage in Contract Holdouts,” Mid-Atlantic Chapter,
Popular Culture Association, Philadelphia.
“Shaking the Trees: The Psychology of Collecting in Newspaper Coverage of the College
Admission Process,” Popular Culture Association, Boston.
“That is Good to Think About These Days: The Hearst Newspapers Campaign Promoting
the Addition of `Under God’ to the Pledge of Allegiance,” Joint Meeting of the
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the American
Journalism Historians Association, New York.
“That Was Our Cue: How African-American Journalists Contributed to Ending the Ban on
African-American Players in the National Football League,” Joint Meeting of the
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the American
Journalism Historians Association, New York.
2006
“Pick Your Battles: How Journalists Covered Michael Newdow’s Suit Challenging the
Pledge of Allegiance.” Eastern Communication Association, Philadelphia.
“Where Can Elmo Learn More?: Sesame Street’s Elmo as Collector of Information.”
Popular Culture Association, Atlanta.
2005
“A Place of Our Own: The Cultural Significance of Pick-Up Games.” Mid-Atlantic Chapter
of the Popular Culture Association, New Brunswick, NJ.
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“The Whole World is Watching, But So What?: A Frame Analysis of Newspaper Coverage
of Antiwar Protest.” Media Ecology Association, New York.
“Turns Out That Armoire is Your Mother: The Addiction Narrative in Television
Organization Shows.” Popular Culture Association, San Diego.
2004
“Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You: How the Hosts of Find! and Collector Inspector Cut the
Ribbon on Do-It-Yourself Museums.” Popular Culture Association, San Antonio.
“A Philosophy of Exhibitionism: Exploring Media Coverage of Gastric Bypass Surgery.”
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, New Brunswick, NJ.
“Just Another New Business: How Community Newspapers Covered the Construction
and Opening of Japanese-American Internment Camps.” American Journalism Historians
Association/Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (joint
meeting), New York.
“In the Grand Scheme of Things: Exploring the Meaning of Genealogical Research.” MidAtlantic Chapter of the Popular Culture Association, Wilmington, DE.
2003
“The Accidental Journalist: Boundary Work by Journalists After Leonardo DiCaprio’s
Interview With Former President Clinton.” Eastern Communication Association,
Washington, DC.
“Brought to You as A Public Service: Exploring How Public Service Announcements Find
Their Way on to the Air.” Popular Culture Association, New Orleans.
“The Essential Force of the Clan: Using Textual Analysis to Develop a Collecting-Inspired
Ideology of Genealogy.” Popular Culture Association, New Orleans.
2002
"The Presbyopic Six: Exploring Marginalization of Protest and of Journalism in an
Online/Television Advertising Campaign." Eastern Communication Association, New
York.
"A Tour of Your Stuff: Adolescent Identity Formation Through Acquisition of Things."
Popular Culture Association, Toronto.
2001
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"The Wayward Child: An Ideological Analysis of How Sportswriters Cover Sports Contract
Holdouts." Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication,
Washington.
"It's Not Always About the Money: Using Narrative Analysis to Explore News Media
Coverage of Collecting." Popular Culture Association, Philadelphia.
2000
"A Nod from Destiny: How White and African-American Journalists Covered Kenny
Washington's Entry into the National Football League. American Journalism Historians
Association, Pittsburgh.
"If You Build It, We Won't Leave: Turner's Social Drama in Newspaper Coverage of
Stadium Construction Controversies." International Communication Association,
Acapulco.
"Dreams in the Line: A Day at the Antiques Roadshow." Popular Culture Association,
New Orleans.
1999
"News Media, Heal Thyselves: Sourcing Patterns in News Articles on News Media
Performance." Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, New
Orleans.
* Paper received Faculty Research Award from the AEJMC
Newspaper Division's Standing Committee on Research.
"The Pursuit of Perfection: A Narrative Analysis of How Women's Magazines Cover
Eating Disorders." Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication,
New Orleans.
E. Hakanen & R. Bishop, “In the Public Interest?: The State of Local Broadcasting in the
Aftermath of Deregulation,” International Communication Association, San Francisco.
"Stealing the Signs: A Semiotic Analysis of the Changing Nature of Professional Sports
Logos." Popular Culture Association, San Diego.
1998
"From Behind the Walls: A Discourse Analysis of Boundary Work in News Coverage of
Princess Diana's Death." International Communication Association, Jerusalem.
"What Price History?: Converging Narratives in Television Collectibles Shows," Popular
Culture Association, Orlando.
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1997
"Old Dogs, New (and Old) Tricks: Narrative Elements in Commercials for Diet and Weight
Loss Products from 1990 to the Present," International Communication Association,
Montreal.
"Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Narrative Style Changes in Commercials for Diet Products,"
Eastern Communication Association, Baltimore.
SERVICE AS REVIEWER
Conferences
International Communication Association, Mass Communication Division, 2002
International Communication Association, Popular Culture Division, 2001, 2009
International Communication Association, Public Relations Division, 2003
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, History Division,
2001-present
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Cultural and Critical
Studies Division, 2001-present
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Newspaper Division,
2005-present
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Sports Interest
Group, 2011-present
Temple University, Mass Media and Communication Graduate Research Forum, 1999,
2002-2010.
American Journalism Historians Association-AEJMC Joint Conference, 2004-present.
Journals
Addiction Research and Theory, 2007-present
American Journalism, 2003-present
Celebrity Studies, 2011-present
Communication and Sport, 2013
Electronic Journal of Communication, 2013
Film and History, 2006
International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 2003
International Journal of Cultural Studies, 2007
International Journal of Sport Communication, 2007, 2009, 2011
Journal of Communication, 2001
Journal of Communication Inquiry, 2003-present
Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 2009, 2010, 2012
Journalism Studies, 2002-present
Journal of Communication Inquiry, 2003-present
Journal of Sports Media, 2006- present
Mass Communication & Society, 2010-present
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Mosaic (Canadian literary criticism journal), 2009
Popular Communication, 2003-present
Sex Roles, 2007-present
Social Semiotics, 2013
DEPARTMENT AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE
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Judge, Drexel Publishing Group Essay Contest, 2013.
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Serve on departmental Ph.D. dissertation committees for Alison Novak and
Imaani El-Burki.
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Essay, “Let Them Play,” published in ASK, the College of Arts and Sciences annual
magazine, January 2013.
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Essay, “The Organist Needs a Cheeseburger,” published in 33rd St., annual
anthology of student and faculty writing compiled and published by Drexel
Publishing Group.
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Delivered lecture, “The Professional Protester,” as part of International Area
Studies lecture series, 2012.
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Delivered lecture on importance of unstructured play as part of Drexel Scholar’s
Day, February 2010, February 2011.
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Moderated panel, “Hazing and the Effects of Ritualistic Abuse,” for College of
Arts and Sciences at request of COAS Dean, October 2009.
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Selected as faculty advisor for Drexel Freethought Society, fall 2009. Served until
January 2013.
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Co-taught course, “The Election,” for Drexel’s Great Works program, fall 2008.
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Director, undergraduate Communication program, April 2008-September 2010.
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Co-chair, Communications committee, Drexel Green, university-wide
sustainability initiative, March-September 2009.
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Judge, annual “Week of Writing” organized by Drexel’s Department of English
and Philosophy, 2007-present.
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Judge, College of Arts and Sciences Research Day, 2008.
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Member of dissertation committee for Kristen Johnson, Ph.D. candidate in
College of Information Sciences and Technology, 2006-2008.
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Essay, “The Evergreen Hedge in My Front Yard,” published in 33rd St., annual
anthology of student and faculty writing compiled and published by Drexel
Publishing Group.
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Essay, “Morales, Meet Barry Bonds,” published in ASK, online journal of the
College of Arts and Sciences, February 2008.
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Essay, “Those Who Can’t Hero Worship, Teach” published in ASK, online journal
of the College of Arts and Sciences, fall 2006.
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Moderated panel discussion about Leading to the 2003 Iraq War, book co-edited
by Drexel colleagues Ernie Hakanen and Alexander Nikolaev, April 2006.
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Volunteered as poll worker in Delaware, 2004 general election, 2008 Delaware
primary, 2008 Presidential election.
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Mentor for Teaching Portfolio workshop hosted by Provost’s Office, 2001, 20032009.
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Member of dissertation committee for Hallee Adelman, Ph.D., School of
Education, 2002-2004.
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Served as interim Faculty Athletic Representative, May 2005-July 2006.
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Named faculty advisor to The Triangle, Drexel’s student newspaper, September
2003. Paper received national award from Association of Collegiate Publishers,
2004. Finalist for same award, 2005.
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Essay on plagiarism, “The Good Fight” published in ASK, online journal of
Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, fall 2005.
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Received “Make A Difference Award” for mentoring and teaching Drexel’s
student-athletes from Department of Athletics, 2004.
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Participated in design of Department of English and Philosophy’s Certificate in
Writing program, 2004.
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Received "Honor Dragon" award for service and support of student organizations
at Drexel, 2001.
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Published essay, “The Admiral,” in Drexel Online Journal, Fall 2001.
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Created and hosted panel discussion, "All in the Game: Exploring the Growing
Amount of Violence in Sports," March 2001.
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Created and hosted panel discussion, "A Fair Representation: How the News
Media Cover Labor Unions," February 2000.
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Honorary Inductee, Phi Eta Sigma (Drexel's chapter of the National Honor
Society), May 1999.
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Created and hosted panel discussion, "Spinning Out of Control: Crisis
Management, Ethics, and the Media, February 1999.
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Served on Middle States Task Force on Catalogs, Publications, and Promotional
Materials, January 1999. Served as Co-chair, 2000.
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Taught course on the social history of investigative reporting for freshmen in
Honors Program, 1999, 2000, 2001.
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Hosted symposium, "If You Build It, Will They Come?" on sports stadium
financing issues, October 1998.
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Served on University Task Force on Writing Across the Curriculum, 1998-2005.
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Developed new curriculum track in Global Journalism, May 1998.
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Taught in university's Leadership Program for freshman honors scholarship
recipients, September 1997-April 1998.
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Faculty Advisor, Drexel chapter, Public Relations Student Society of America
(PRSSA). Chapter won 1995 Frederick Teahan Award for university service and
1996 Teahan Award for community service, September 1995-present.
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Taught college "bridge" course to members of the Philadelphia Phillies and
Reading Phillies in conjunction with Provost's Office and Center for Study of
Sport and Society, June-September 1996, June-August 1999.
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Managed student senior projects, 1996-1998.
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Served as judge for Freshman Writing Contest, 1998, 1999, 2004.
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Serve as primary advisor on student senior projects, September 1998-present.
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Manage graduate communication portfolios; serve as internal on graduate
portfolios, September 1997-present.
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Served as interim communication program Director, March-May 1997.
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Interview potential communication majors at University events, September
1995-present. Develop and edit student recruitment materials.
COMMITTEE SERVICE
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Appointed to university-wide Committee on Learning Assessment in anticipation
of Middle States accreditation, November 2009.
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Chaired promotion committee for department colleague, 2008-09.
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Served on tenure committee for colleague in College of Media Arts and Design,
2008-09.
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Selected by Provost’s Office to serve on Task Force on Development of SelfDirected Major, September 2008. Chaired subcommittee charged with writing
proposal submitted to Provost.
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Serve on promotion committees for two department colleagues, June 2008-June
2009.
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Serve on Graduate Student Life committee, March 2008-present.
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Chaired tenure committee for departmental colleague, 2006-07.
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Served on NCAA Self-Study subcommittee on academics. Edited committee’s
submission to NCAA, and as FAR, met with NCAA representatives during site
visit, March 2006.
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Served three-year term on Tenure Appeals University Advisory Committee, 20052008.
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Served on Department of Culture and Communication graduate committee,
2006-2008.
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Chaired Department of Culture and Communication hiring committee, Fall 2001,
Fall 2003, Spring 2004. Served on hiring committee, Fall 2007.
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Selected by COAS Dean to chair ad hoc committee convened to design joint BAJD program for COAS and the Drexel College of Law, winter 2005.
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Selected to serve on NCAA Academic Integrity Self-Study Committee, 2004.
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Invited to serve on hiring committee for Evening College’s Department of Sports
Management, 2005.
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Served on third-year review committee for departmental colleagues, September
2003, March 2006, March 2011.
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Served on Faculty Athletic Advisory Committee (FAAC), September 2001-March
2009.
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Chaired Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Support as untenured faculty
member, 2000-2002. Committee instrumental in renovation and reopening of
Drexel Museum and Portrait Gallery and in ensuring access of faculty to Apple
computers.
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Served on Faculty Senate Steering Committee, September 2000-September
2002.
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Served on Senate Committee on Student Life, 2000-2005.
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Served on Department of Culture and Communication curriculum committee,
December 2001-June 2002.
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Served on Department of Humanities and Communications curriculum
committee, May 1999-June 2001.
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Chaired Department of Humanities and Communications hiring committee,
September 1998, September 2000.
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Served on Department of Humanities and Communications graduate committee,
September 1997-June 2001.
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CONSULTING WORK
4th and Hollywood, 2013; Proofread and edit former student’s sports and entertainment
blog.
MBNA Corporation and Bank of America, 2001-present; edit user documentation and
internal documents.
Sons of Italy, Philadelphia Chapter, February 2003. Consulted on redesign of
organization’s newspaper.
Union County (NJ) Arts Center, 2000. Consulted on public relations strategies.
SCT Corporation, April 1997-December 2000; edited user documentation.
Wrote solicited reviews for the following texts:
Teddy Bear Hunting: How a Child's Toy Became an Adult Treasure (2002). Smithsonian
Institution Press. April 2002.
Public Communication Styleguide (2001). Wadsworth. June 2001.
The Information Age Reader (2000). Wadsworth. January 2001.
Wahlstrom, B. & Lay, M. (1998). Technical Communication (2nd Ed.). Burr Ridge, IL:
McGraw-Hill. November 1998.
Houp, K., Pearsall, T. and Tebeaux, E. (1995). Reporting Technical Information. Boston:
Allyn and Bacon. October 1995.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
December 1992May 1995
Public Relations Manager
PRISM/SportsChannel Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Generated media coverage for premium and basic cable
channels serving more than two million subscribers.
July 1991December 1992
Managing Editor
Northeast Breeze Newspapers, Rockledge, PA
Edited two editions of weekly newspaper with circulation
of more than 30,000. Revamped newspaper's layout.
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Managed staff of 20 full- and part-time correspondents.
Covered community events in northeast Philadelphia and
Montgomery County.
August 1986July 1991
Editor
Andrews Publications, Wayne, PA
Edited and wrote majority of articles for four special interest
litigation journals for attorneys. Created and launched
publications on two corporate bankruptcies.
November 1985August 1986
Editor
County Leader Newspapers, Union, NJ
Edited flagship newspaper with circulation of more than
30,000. Covered government, education, business, and
sports. Wrote regular sports column.
September 1985November 1985
Reporter
Ridgewood Newspapers, Paramus, NJ
Covered government, education, business, and sports in five
Bergen County municipalities. Wrote sports and feature stories, as
well as regular columns about community events.
September 1983November 1984
Correspondent
News-Record, Worrall Publications, Maplewood, NJ
Covered high school sports for hometown newspaper.
PUBLIC AND MEDIA APPEARANCES
• Quoted by Michael Brick in The Daily in his recent story about our fascination with the
lottery.
• Quoted by Gloria Goodale in her July 20 story about empowered female characters in
recent movies.
• Quoted in Wall Street Journal columnist Melinda Beck's June 26 blog post on "Bieber
Fever."
• Appeared May 16 on FOX 40 in Sacramento, CA to talk about MORE and about media
portrayals of zealous mothers.
• Quoted April 9 by Gloria Goodale of The Christian Science Monitor in her story about
the death of legendary journalist Mike Wallace.
• Check out my thoughts about news media coverage of Walter Cronkite's death in this
Drexel faculty minute.
• Commented March 30 on lottery fever for a story by KYW News Radio's Tim Jimenez.
• Quoted in a March 29 AP article by Samantha Bomkamp about instant celebrity.
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• My book, MORE: The Vanishing of Scale in an Over-The-Top Nation. is mentioned in an
excellent Philly Post column by my Drexel colleague, Kathleen Volk Miller.
• Gary Soulsman of our local paper, the Wilmington News Journal, wrote a wonderful
piece about MORE.
• I'm quoted by CNN's Todd Leopold in a March 5, 2012 piece exploring the demise of
accuracy in our post it now world.
• I'm Interviewed by Phawker.com's Jonathan Vilania about MORE.
• A blast from the holiday past: my observations about holiday shopping published by
the kind folks at Grid, Philadelphia's sustainability publication.
 Appeared on C-SPAN's After Words to talk about MORE with Georgetown
University's Deborah Tannen, August 2011.
 Quoted in article by Kimberly Winston about Establishment Clause lawsuits filed
by Michael Newdow, The Christian Century, December 21, 2010.
 Quoted in article by Aubrey Whelan about the popularity of blogging,
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 7, 2010.
 Guest on radio show, Radio West, to discuss research on why folks take up
genealogy, KUER-FM, April 30, 2010.
 Guest lecture on “When Play Was Play: Why Pick-Up Games Matter,” to Temple
University Faculty Wives Club, December 2009.
 Quoted in Sports Illustrated article by Alexander Wolff on the role of AfricanAmerican sportswriters in the integration of professional football, October 2009.
 Feature article on book, When Play Was Play, appeared in Hockessin Community
News, June 2009.
 Appeared on Sirius/XM Radio show “The Edge of Sports,” hosted by Dave Zirin,
to discuss book, When Play Was Play, June 2009.
 Gave guest lecture as part of Classroom Experience Workshop for 2008-09
Pathways to College conference organized by the Center for Talented Youth at
Johns Hopkins University, April 2009.
 Feature article on book, Taking on the Pledge of Allegiance, appeared in
Hockessin Community News, 2008.
 Appeared on WHYY-TV’s Delaware Tonight news program to discuss book,
Taking on the Pledge of Allegiance, April 2008.
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 Appeared on FOX 29 News (WTXF-TV, Philadelphia) to discuss coverage of
Presidential debate held at Drexel University, October 30, 2008.
 Quoted in Easton Express-Times article about Presidential debate at Drexel
University, November 1, 2008. Article written by former student, Amy Stetts.
 Appeared on CN8’s Arthur Fennell Reports, July 2007, to discuss blurring
boundaries between news and commentary in cable news programs.
 Appeared on CNN Showbiz Tonight, February 2006, to discuss research on news
media coverage of gastric bypass surgery (see Publications).
 Made two appearances in spring 2006 as expert on CN8, a local cable channel –
the first to discuss the controversy over James Frey’s book A Million Little Pieces;
the second to explore the impact of the sale of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
 Cited as source in column on media and body image by Jane Eisner of the
Philadelphia Inquirer, May 2005.
 Cited as source in news articles about differences in body image between
women and men in the Fort Wayne News Sentinel, the Wichita Eagle, and the
ETaiwan News.com website, March 2005.
 Cited as source in article on fame (see Courses Developed or Revised), Edmonton
Journal, April 2004.
 Guest on “Chester County Sports Edge,” WCOJ-AM, April 2004; discussed
inequities in coverage of women’s sports.
 Panelist for “Ink That Inspires,” discussion that focused on media coverage of
women’s sports. Sponsored by Project ACE and the Women’s Sports Foundation,
March 2004.
 Quoted in article in Washington Post honoring Fred Rogers (see Publications),
December 2003.
 Appeared on “The Beat,” a local radio show, to discuss growing number of
homosexual characters on television, WPHI-FM, December 2003.
 In-studio interview about propaganda during war in Iraq, CN8-TV, March 2003.
 Interviewed for news story about tactics used in PETA website, CN8-TV, March
2003.
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 Interviewed for article on popularity of genealogy, Wilmington News Journal
(senior citizens special section), February 2003.
 Panelist for seminar on public relations ethics hosted by Philadelphia Black Public
Relations Society, June 2002.
 Interviewed about media coverage of war in Afghanistan on The Cognitive
Dissident, public affairs show on WKDU-FM, Drexel's radio station, March 2002.
 Cited as expert on collecting and collectibles in news article, "Articles of War,"
appearing on Baltimore Sun's website, www.sunspot.net, January 2002.
 Cited as expert in article on media and body image in Tech Talk, student
newspaper of Louisiana Tech University, March 16, 2000.
 Invited to give remarks at Drexel’s Scholar-Athlete Day, 2000.
 Appeared in three television interviews (WCAU-TV (2), WTXF-TV) on the state of
the Philadelphia stadium project, Spring-Summer 1999.
 Guest lecture, “Practical Applications of Communications Theory,” South Jersey
Dietetic Association, October 1996.
 Guest lecture, “Communications Institutions: From the Marketplace of Ideas to
Letting the Marketplace Decide,” Communications Academy, Philadelphia School
District, August 1996.
AFFILIATIONS
Advisory Council, Special Olympics Philadelphia
(1993-2001)
American Civil Liberties Union
American Journalism Historians Association (1999-2005)
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass
Communication
Board of Governors, Philadelphia High School
Communications Academy (1999-2004)
Eastern Communication Association
International Communication Association
Investigative Reporters and Editors (2003-2005)
Media Ecology Association
Philadelphia Public Relations Association (1996-2002)
Popular Culture Association
Public Relations Society of America (1996-2002)
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Society for Commercial Archeology (1999-2003)
Student Press Law Center
PERSONAL
Skilled in 35-mm and digital photography.
Speak and write Spanish.
Published freelance magazine writer.
Accomplished drummer; learning to play guitar.
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Ronald Bishop, Ph.D.
References
Dr. Raymond Brebach, Associate Professor (formerly my department head)
Department of English and Philosophy
Drexel University
[email protected]
215-895-2446
Dr. Ernest A. Hakanen, Graduate Director
Department of Culture and Communication
Drexel University
[email protected]
215-895-1354
Dr. Frank Linnehan, Associate Dean
Lebow College of Business
Drexel University
[email protected]
215-895-2122
Dr. Michael Soroka, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology
University of San Diego
[email protected]
619-260-4698