Dr. Bob Pondillo

Associate Professor
Tel: 615/904.8465
Office: COMM 232B
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Bob Pondillo is an Associate Professor of Mass Communication in the Department of Electronic Media Communication at Middle Tennessee State University's College of Mass Communication. He holds Bachelors degrees in both political science and mass communication from Ohio University, and a Masters degree from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Pondillo earned his Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He teaches classes in mass media history and American culture, media writing (news and creative), and issues in religion and mass media. Dr. Pondillo has worked for some of the largest media firms on the planet including Paramount and Columbia Pictures TV, Los Angeles, The Voice of America, Washington DC, WNBC, WABC and the ABC Radio Networks, New York City. In addition he's garnered four EMMY Awards for television writing and producing and is an inductee in the Radio and Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio. Dr. Pondillo's academic work has been published in Television Quarterly, Journalism History, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, and The Journal of Popular Film and Television, among others. He teaches in the MTSU Honors College and has presented academic papers at numerous scholarly conclaves including AEJMC, BEA, the American Journalism Historians Association, and at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. Dr. Pondillo is presently working on a book for Praeger Publishers about American television censorship. His creative work includes writing and producing short narrative films. Curriculum Vitae (PDF: 144 KB / 4 pages)