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Monday, April 7 • 10:00am - 11:15am
BEA2014 Podium Session: From the Black Box to the World Wide Web: A Lifetime in Media Research -- Dennis K. Davis, Penn State University

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BEA’s Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship recipient Dennis Davis, will consider the myriad changes in media theory and research that have occurred over the 40 years of his career.  His review will center around examples drawn from his own research and colleagues with whom he have worked.  Davis is Professor Emeritus of Communications in the College of Communications at the Pennsylvania State
University.  He is currently serving as a Visiting Professor in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. He holds a B.A. degree from St. Olaf College (1967) and a Ph.D. from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota (1973).  He has held administrative positions and served on the faculty at Cleveland State University, Southern Illinois University, the University of North Dakota and the University of Otago in New Zealand.  He was editor of the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media from 1994-1997. He was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Communication, a Review and Criticism Editor for Critical Studies in Mass ommunication and has served on Editorial Boards for Journal of Communication, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Political Communication, and Communication Quarterly.  He was a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in the Netherlands and Belgium 1979-1980.  His research and teaching interests include new media, political communication, international communication, media theory and research methods. He coauthored Mass Communication Theory: Foundations, Ferment, and Future with Stanley Baran. His research has won the Donald McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communication Policy Research from Fordham University and the Broadcasting Preceptor Award from San Francisco State
University.  In 2010, he received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Mass Communication and Society Division of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Introduction by: Paul Haridakis, Kent State University


Monday April 7, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Conference Room 2/3

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