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Associate Professor of Broadcast Production

Pictured is Robin Cecala. Submitted photo

Contact Information

Education

  • Ph.D., Mass Communication, University of Southern Mississippi
  • M.S., Multimedia Technology, Duquesne University
  • B.S., Communication, State University of New York at Fredonia

Courses Taught

  • Survey of Mass Communication
  • Broadcast Writing & Editing
  • Introduction to Broadcasting
  • Video Production & Editing I, II
  • Professional Video Techniques
  • International Media
  • Media Ethics & Responsibility
  • Communication Law & Regulation
  • Directed Readings
  • Directed Research

Background

Robin Cecala, Ph.D., comes to Point Park from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she was an instructor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and assistant director of television operations for the Student Media Center. Cecala also taught in the Communication Department at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Advising

  • U-View, Point Park's student-run television channel
  • Broadcast Education Association, chair, student media advisors division

Professional Memberships

  • Broadcast Education Association
  • Media Association of Pittsburgh

Conferences

  • "Beyond Sustainment: Growing Student Media Funds Despite Cuts to Higher Education," moderator, Broadcast Education Association Conference, 2019.
  • "But I Didn't Know!!!: Strategies to Help Avoid Legal Issues in Your Student Media," panelist/session organizer/moderator, Broadcast Education Association Conference, 2019.
  • "Fighting the Good Fight: Inspiring the Production of Quality Student Programming," panelist/session organizer/moderator, Broadcast Education Association Conference, 2018.
  • "We Teach Storytelling, Not Journalism," panelist, Broadcast Education Association Conference, 2018.
  • "When the Coaches Say 'Academics is Our Priority' - What Really Happens," panelist, Broadcast Education Association Conference, 2018.

Awards and Honors

  • Assessment Award, Point Park University's Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Arthur J. Kaul Memorial Fellowship, 2009
  • Top Graduate Student Teacher, University of Southern Mississippi, 2008
  • Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society inductee, 2007

Professional Work/Experience

  • Web Designer/Administrator, King School Kids, Bethel Park, Pa.
  • Web Designer/Administrator, First Bethel United Methodist Church, Bethel Park, Pa.
  • Videographer/Editor, Ward Home, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Photographer, Scott's Family Resort, Deposit, N.Y.
  • Independent Videographer/Editor, Pittsburgh, Pa., Binghamton, N.Y., Hattiesburg, Miss.

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