Category Archives: TCOM

The Department of Telecommunications seeks applicants for part-time adjunct teaching positions

The Department of Telecommunications at Bowling Green State University ( communication/telecommunications.html) seeks strong applicants for part-time teaching assignments in the areas of video production, strategic communication, and media policy and industry.  Successful applicants will teach introductory courses in these areas. Starting date is August 2015 or January 2016.  Candidates must have a master’s degree in telecommunications or media-related fields or a bachelor’s degree with ten years or more professional experience in those areas.  Evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level is preferred.

Applicants should submit: 1) letter of application, 2) resume and 3) two current original letters of reference signed and includes; name, address and phone number.   Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts indicating highest degree.  Finalists are also required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment.

Unless they request otherwise, qualified applicants will also be considered for future part-time employment opportunities that may arise.

Submit application materials to: 
Carman Kinney, School of Media and Communication, 302 West Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403.
Applications must be postmarked by June 12, 2015.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

Dr. Sung-Yeon Park earns Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Sung-Yeon Park, an associate professor and graduate coordinator in the School of Media and Communication (SMC) at Bowling Green State University, has distinguished herself as a focused, dedicated professional who demonstrates the utmost integrity in everything she does. Her efforts have earned her thefjkjkj Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award, presented as part of the BGSU Faculty Excellence ceremony Tuesday (April 14).

Park_Sung-Yeon_A62T4255 The award highlights the importance of the service of a dedicated faculty to the development and enhancement of the University. In his letter of nomination, Dr. Thomas Mascaro, a professor of telecommunications, called Park “a highly valued colleague, a credit to our university and a credit to the entire field of Academe.”

As graduate program coordinator, she took a leadership role when the program was being evaluated, amassing data to highlight the virtues of the program and compare them to peer institutions. She also has helped improve the graduate program admissions process, established curricular standards and upgraded the program’s website, with a keen eye on attracting more students to the program.

She has “distinguished herself and our university by her international and innovative outreach to new populations of prospective students,” Mascaro added. Park collaborated on a program to accept Peace Corps volunteers and established exchange programs with colleges in China and Korea. She also has led efforts to implement certificate programs for online social media.

Since joining the faculty in 2003, Park has taken on numerous service initiatives while maintaining a high level of productivity in teaching and research. She has been very involved in department and school committees, and currently serves as an adviser to the Korean Club and as a member of the Graduate Council. She has been a judge for the Shanklin Graduate Research Award, a Faculty Senator and supervisor for a WBGU-PBS survey and digital TV conversion readiness of northwest Ohio resident survey.

She earned the Granite Tower Teaching Award from Korea University, has had the top paper at four conferences and won the Department of Telecommunications’ Chair’s Service Award. She has 23 peer-reviewed journal articles and 38 refereed papers, and has served as an editorial review board member for Communication Research and Studies of Broadcasting Culture.

“Apart from her extraordinary work as grad coordinator, Sung-Yeon Park is a stellar citizen of the SMC and BGSU,” Mascaro said. “She is an affiliate faculty member in Asian studies and women’s studies and is a worthy mentor to students interested in important subjects such as body image, minority representation and the educational messages embedded in our mediated culture.”

Ha’s lecture series in University of Nebraska-Omaha featured in School of Communication Studies Newsletter

Telecommunications Professor Louisa Ha visited University of  Nebraska-Omaha as its University of Committee Advancement for Teaching speaker on Online Teaching and gave a series of lectures with graduate students and faculty of the School of Communication Studies.  Details are featured in its newsletter


In addition, she was also invited to talk about her research on US audiences’ responses to digital TV multicasting and how to get involved in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly in the research and creative activity colloquium in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln:



Bob Kline to receive the 2015 President’s Award for Academic Advising

Bob Kline was selected to receive the 2015 President’s Award for Academic Advising! This highly competitive and prestigious award recognizes individuals and units that make significant contributions to support undergraduate students’ educational development and academic success.

From his full time academic advising duties to his extra recruitment and outreach activities, Bob always goes above and beyond to help our students succeed. Please congratulate Bob for receiving this very important honor.

Ha to speak at both University of Nebraska-Omaha and University of Nebraska-Lincoln

School of Media and Communication professor Louisa Ha will speak to the faculty and staff of  the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Do’s and Don’ts in online teaching on March 12 as a university invited speaker for instructional development.

This is part of her Nebraska trip during spring break in which she will also speak to graduate students and faculty in the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) about her research in social and mobile media and her career and editorship in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.   The organizer of the Omaha trip is Dr. Joy Chao, SMC alum and assistant professor in School of Communication of UNO.

In addition, Ha will also speak at a research colloquium of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on March 13 on her research on US  digital broadcast subchannel viewing:  A comparison of Commercial and Public Broadcast Channels.


SMC Graduate students Abuljadail, Wang, & Yang, and TCOMM Professor Dr. Ha have a new book chapter in press

Mohammad Abuljadail, Dr. Louisa Ha, Fang Wang & Liu Yang’s co-authored paper, “What Motivates Online Shoppers to “Like” Brands’ Facebook Fan Pages?” was accepted to be published as a refereed book chapter in the book Human Behavior, Psychology and Social Interaction in the Digital Era.

Class of 2014 Success Stories: Where My Falcons At? Tcom major and rapper Michael “Rosco” Blair turned banker bleeds orange and brown

When Michael “Rosco” Blair first visited Bowling Green State University, the campus and the sincere people he met made him feel like this was home. He said once he stepped foot on campus he knew this is where God wanted him to be. Now that he is preparing to graduate, that feeling remains just as strong.

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Dr. Laura Stafford, SMC Director, has “Blue brides: Exploring postnuptial depression” accepted for publication in Journal of Family Issues

Dr. Laura Stafford, SMC Director, has “Blue brides: Exploring postnuptial depression” accepted for publication in Journal of Family Issues. The study delves into under-recognized depression among newly married women.

Stafford, L., & Scott, A.M. (in press). Blue brides: Exploring postnuptial depression. Journal of Family Issues.