Dr. David McCoy

Dr. David McCoy

Chair of the Department of Journalism and Digital Media
Associate Professor of Journalism and Digital Media
Center for the Arts
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  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2011 and serves as chair of the Department of Journalism and Digital Media
  • Primary research area is the impact of social media technologies on learning, and his teaching areas include video/audio aesthetics, the global impact of social media, media writing and digital media technologies
  • Taught journalism, film, digital media production and education courses for more than 25 years, including his specialty areas which are new media aesthetics, scriptwriting, historical documentary and multimedia production
  • Created numerous award-winning documentaries and public affairs programs for Western Reserve Public Media/WNEO and WEAO PBS Channels 45 & 49
  • Contributing author to the book, “Sound and Look Professional on Television and the Internet” and the book, "Social Media and Politics: A New Way to Participate in the Political Process" 


Kent State University, Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations of Education
Kent State University, M.Ed. in Educational Technology
Kent State University, B.A. in Telecommunications

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