Faculty & Staff  |  Current Students

Online | News | Calendar | Directory | Library | Give

School of Communication

Robin Cecala, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Broadcast Production

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. Cecala also taught in the Communication Department at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Contact information

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Mass Communication, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Master of Science, Multimedia Technology, Duquesne University
  • Bachelor of Science, Communication, State University of New York at Fredonia

Courses Taught

  • Communication Law & Regulation
  • Survey of Mass Communication
  • Video Production & Editing I, II
  • Broadcast Writing & Editing
  • Media Ethics & Responsibilities

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. 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

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • National Communication Association
  • Southern States Communication Association

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • "From the water cooler to the World Wide Web: Audience commentary on news stories online," in Race and news, Critical perspectives, 2011.
  • "ICE, ICE Baby! Local News, Immigration Raids and Audience Reactions Online," Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2009.  
  • "Lost in Translation: Media Framing of Immigration and Audience Reactions to News Coverage in South Mississippi," National Association of African American Studies, 2009.
  • "Gender Roles and Representations in Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever," Southern States Communication Association, 2008.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Arthur J. Kaul Memorial Fellowship, 2009
  • Top Graduate Student Teacher, University of Southern Mississippi, 2008
  • Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society inductee, 2007

Point Park Feature