Mr. Robert Dyas Gordon, Jr

Assistant Professor

Mr. Robert Dyas Gordon, Jr
615-898-5862
Room 155, John Bragg Media and Entertainment Building (BRAGG)
MTSU Box 58, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
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Degree Information

  • M.B.A., University of Cincinnati, OH (1977)
  • B.F.A., University of Cincinnati, OH (1975)

Areas of Expertise

Live and Recorded Multi-camera program production, direction and management focusing on concerts, newscasts, sports, and special events.

Biography

Gordon grew up in studios because of his father managing successful TV stations. After Grad school, Gordon began his 38 year career by producing and directing news, talk and sporting events for stations in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Detroit, Michigan. He then came to Nashville as Executive Producer for Channel 2 and then Operations Manager for Channel 5.

Gordon then left the broadcast field to enter entertainment production and produced and managed series and specials seen on Cinemax, T...

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Gordon grew up in studios because of his father managing successful TV stations. After Grad school, Gordon began his 38 year career by producing and directing news, talk and sporting events for stations in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Detroit, Michigan. He then came to Nashville as Executive Producer for Channel 2 and then Operations Manager for Channel 5.

Gordon then left the broadcast field to enter entertainment production and produced and managed series and specials seen on Cinemax, TNN, and syndication.

In the mid 90s, he formed his own company and produced a myriad of concert, comedy and award entertainment specials for PBS, CMT, GMC, The Family Channel and for home DVD distribution.

In 2007, Gordon joined the faculty at EMC and has taught basic, intermediate and advanced classes in multi-camera production and media aesthetics.

His students have learned to manage, produce, direct and crew live sporting events, election specials, dance performances, Award Shows and concerts including live concerts at Bonnaroo and for Capitol Records, one of which became a CMT Online special.

Gordon also now advises EMC Productions, MTSU's television production company and co-advises MT10, MTSU's county-wide cable channel.

Gordon tries to make his classes as "real-world" as possible, in order to prepare students for the professional world in which they are about to enter.

At beginning of each semester, he introduces himself by saying, "I'm not here to teach you the way it was or how it should be. I am here to teach you how it is...and prepare you to go and make things better."

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