Author of a number of textbooks on mass media, human communication and public speaking used in hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the United States. Writer of television scripts for network production. Specializations include mass media criticism and script writing. Former Department Chair and former Deputy Chair for Graduate Studies.
Recent publications include: Mass Media in a Changing World, 4th Edition (McGraw-Hill, 2012),
the eleventh edition of Understanding Human Communication (Oxford University Press, 2012, co-authored with Ron Adler of Santa Barbara City College), Making Sense of Media (Allyn and Bacon, 2001), and The New Public Speaker (Harcourt Brace, 1997, a book that examines the role of face-to-face speaking in the media age).
Mass Media in a Changing World
Understanding Human Communication
Making Sense of Media: An Introduction to Mass Communication
Classes for Fall 2012:
FILM 1301, SCREENWRITING I,
Section RQ9 (Course Code 0410),
Thursday, 9:30 to 1:10, Room 220 F (West End Building)
Office Hours for Fall 2012:
Thursday 1-4 p.m.
Office: 406s A
Phone: 718-951-5600 ext. 2792
Please contact Professor Rodman directly for appointments.
Stuart MacLelland has over twenty-three years of professional experience in electronic media production. His broadcast credits include producing and directing 255 episodes of WORLD:COMM, a nationally distributed PBS program, and over eighty-five “magazine style” art and culture segments. He has written, produced and directed promotional and marketing programs for clients in the fashion, pharmaceutical, financial services, consumer products and medical industries. Multiple camera and live event production includes award ceremonies, fundraising events, entertainment specials, corporate functions, off-Broadway plays and musicals, concerts, and sporting events. A partial list of clients includes Chanel, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Tommy Hilfiger, ABC, WCBS, Clear Channel, Time Warner, The Princess Grace Foundation, The Fiver Children's Foundation, and The American Tribute Center.
Professor MacLelland has won multiple national awards, including nine Telly awards: 1996 for producing and directing Aaron Copland’s opera, The Tender Land; 1999 for Fanfare, a half hour documentary about arts education; 2001 for Broadway TV, a series of short entertainment segments; two in 2003 for The Princess Grace Foundation-USA, a documentary about the arts foundation; 2004 for Leaders, a promotional program produced for the Fiver Foundation; Memorial, a fundraising program produced for the American Tribute Center; CMA Music Festival and CMA Awards, both promotional programs for Clear Channel.
As an invited visiting scholar, he has presented applied media aesthetics lectures and demonstrations in China at the Beijing Broadcasting Institute (1996), Shanghai University (1997), and Communications University of China (2004, 2006-08).
Veni, Vidi, Video; Awarded The Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology in 2003
The Hollywood Empire and the VCR (Austin TX: University of Texas Press)
Frederick Wasser’s previous background was as a sound editor and freelancer in a variety of capacities (mostly post production) in film and television in New York, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles. He received a MFA in film from Columbia University, and after a detour through Hollywood, went on to get a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in Urbana. His first book is entitled Veni, Vidi, Video (2001, University of Texas Press) and is based on his dissertation research into the effect of home video on Hollywood. It won a Media Ecology Association award. His most recent book is Steven Spielberg’s America (2010, Polity). He is currently interested in issues of digital realism. His interests range from media and journalism history, the political economy of communication, the cultural impact of technology, to critical theory. He has published journal articles and book chapters in these topics. He has taught in several colleges and universities and in Germany. In the past, he worked as a oil barge deck hand, part time journalist, and translator (from Norwegian).
Professor Wasser has published several book chapters, and articles in Cinema Journal, Critical Studies in Mass Communication, Journal of Communication, and elsewhere. He is currently contributing columnist to FLOW.
His columns are available at http://idg.communication.utexas.edu/flow/
His online article entitled "Media is Driving Work" is available in the Journal of Media and Culture 4(5) (2001) online at http://www.media-culture.org.au/
More examples of his published work can be found at the following locations: