Name: Dr. Laura R. Linder
Title: Associate Professor
Office Location: Lowell Thomas 215
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2658
Email: Laura.Linder@marist.edu
Personal Web Page: http://foxweb.marist.edu/users/laura.linder/
Degrees Held: PhD Mass Communication, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997. Dissertation: The Future of Public Access Television: The Electronic Soapbox in the Twenty-First Century

MA Communication, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1986. Major: Broadcasting/Cinema.

BA Communication, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1982. Major: Broadcasting/Cinema.

Bio: Laura R. Linder earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Mass Communication and her M.A. and B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Currently she is an associate professor of media arts in the School of Communication and the Arts at Marist College. Her other teaching experience includes seven years each at The University of North Carolina and N.C. A&T State University. In addition, she has worked as a metro clerk for The Charlotte Observer; production coordinator for WFMY-TV2, a CBS affiliate; managing editor for Carolina Film and Southeast Film, trade magazines; and assistant manager at the Janus Theaters film complex.

She is founding president, Board of Directors, Greensboro Community Television; member and past president, Citizens for Responsible Government; and member, Guilford County League of Women Voters and Greensboro Chapter of National Organization for Women.

Laura is co-author (with Mary Dalton) of Teacher TV: Sixty Years of Teachers on Television, published by Peter Lang Publishing in 2008. She is co-editor (with Mary Dalton) of the anthology America View and Skewed: Television Situation Comedies published in 2005 by SUNY Press that includes her chapter �From Ozzie to Ozzy: The Nonevolution of the Situation Comedy Family.� Her first book, Public Access Television: America's Electronic Soapbox, was published by Praeger Publishing in 1999 and was translated into Japanese in 2009!

Awards & Honors: Faculty Member of the Year Award, Department of Broadcasting and Cinema, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2002.

Distance Learning Development Grant from the Division of Continual Learning, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2001. (funded, but declined)

Summer Research Grant from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1997.

Eli A. and Minnie S. Rubinstein Scholarship Award from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997.

Publications: ãƒ'ブリッã'¯ãƒ»ã'¢ã'¯ã'»ã'¹ãƒ»ãƒ†ãƒ¬ãƒ" : 米国の電子æ¼"說台 Paburikku akusesu terebi: Beikoku no denshi enzetsudai, translated by RyoÌ"ichi Matsuno (Public Access Television: America�s Electronic Soapbox) ChuÌ"oÌ" daigaku gakujutsu tosho, 72. [S.l.]: ChuÌ"oÌ"daigakushuppanbu, 2009.

Teacher TV: Sixty Years of Teachers on Television, with Mary M. Dalton, New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2008.

�From Ozzie to Ozzy: The Reassuring Nonevolution of the Sitcom Family� in The Sitcom Reader: America Viewed and Skewed. Ed. Mary M. Dalton and Laura R. Linder. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, Oct. 2005.

America Viewed and Skewed: Television Situation Comedies, Albany, NY: SUNY Press, forthcoming in 2005. (co-edited with Mary M. Dalton).

�Who Watches Public Access Television?� in Community Media Review, Winter 2001-2002, 11-12.

Public Access Television: America�s Electronic Soapbox, Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1999.

�Community Access Television� in The History of Mass Media in the United States: An Encyclopedia, Margaret A. Blanchard, ed. New York: Garland Publishing, 1998.

�Radio Corporation of America� in The History of Mass Media in the United States: An Encyclopedia, Margaret A. Blanchard, ed. New York: Garland Publishing, 1998.

�Thomas Edison� in The History of Mass Media in the United States: An Encyclopedia, Margaret A. Blanchard, ed. New York: Garland Publishing, 1998.

Instructors� Manual to accompany Mass Communication, Sixth Edition, John R. Bittner. Needham Heights, MA: Simon & Schuster/Allyn, Bacon, 1996, 52 p.p. (with John R. Bittner)

Video User�s Guide for Mass Communication, Sixth Edition, John R. Bittner. Needham Heights, MA: Simon & Schuster/Allyn, Bacon, 1996. (with John R. Bittner)

Instructors� Resource CNN Video Laserdisc to accompany Mass Communication, Sixth Edition, John R. Bittner. Needham Heights, MA: Simon & Schuster/Allyn, Bacon, 1996. (with John R. Bittner)

�Now on the Net,� Tune-In (Radio and Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas Newsletter), Fall 1995, 3-4.
Research Interests: Television situation comedies
Television history
Cable public access television, freedom of expression and democracy
Conferences & Workshops: �How to Get Access in Your Town,� Alliance for Community Media International Conference, Cincinnati, OH, July 1999.

�Media Ethics Course,� National Communication Association Summer Conference, Arlington, VA, July 1999.

Faculty Seminar Delegate. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, November 1998.

�Fundraising for Community Media Centers,� Alliance for Community Media International Conference and Trade Show, Milwaukee, WI, July 1997.

�Fundraising, Underwriting, and Grants: Examples That Work,� Alliance for Community Media International Conference and Trade Show, Milwaukee, WI, July 1997.
Presentations: Presentation. “Teaching Sitcoms,” University Film and Video Association Conference, Burlington, VT, August 2010.

Paper. “Representation of Gender in The Principalʼs Office,” Broadcast Educators Association, Las Vegas, NV, April 2010.

Paper. �In The Principal�s Office: A Textual Analysis,� University Film and Video Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, August 2009.

Presentation. �Re-imagining Broadcasting History: Dual Visions,� University Film and Video Association Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, August 2008.

Presentation. �The Female Teacher Character on Television,� University Film and Video Association Conference, Colorado Spring, CO, August 2008.

Paper. �Teacher TV: Iconic Images of Teachers on American Television,� The Teacher: Image, Icon, Identity International Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, July 2008.

Paper. �Images of African American Educators on Prime Time Television: The Bill Cosby Show, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, and Boston Public,� 18th Annual CACE: Conference on African American Cultures and Experiences, Greensboro, NC, February 2008.

Paper. �1970s Ideology and Social Class: ��Welcome Back, Kotter� and �The Paper Chase�� Hawaii International conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI, January 2008.

Paper. �1960s Race and social Relevancy: The Bill Cosby Show and Room 222� University Film and Video Association, Denton, TX, August 2007.

Paper. �Privileging Liberal Feminism in Daily Sitcom Life,� Carolinas Communication Association Conference, Boone, NC, September 2007. (with Mary M. Dalton) Finalist for the Ray Camp Research Award.

Paper. ��Cybill��Personal, Political, Irresistible,� University Film and Video Association, Los Angeles, CA, August 2006. (with Mary M. Dalton)

Paper. �Privileging Liberal Feminism in Daily Sitcom Life,� Women & Society Conference, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, Sept. 2005. (with Mary M. Dalton)

Presentation. �Producing Videos for Nonprofit Organizations for Senior Capstone Projects,� University Film and Video Association, Chicago, IL, August 2005.

Paper. ��Cybill�: Integrating Women's Liberation into Everyday [Sitcom] Life,� University Film and Video Association, Toledo, OH, July 2004. (with Mary M. Dalton)

Paper. �From Ozzie to Ozzy: The Reassuring Nonevolution of the Sitcom Family,� presented at the University Film and Video Association, Columbia, SC, July 2003.

Presentation. �Using Video in Senior Capstone Course,� presented at the University Film and Video Association, Chicago, IL, August 6, 2002.

Presentation. ��Cybill�: Integrating Women's Liberation into Everyday [Sitcom] Life,� University Film and Video Association, Toledo, OH, August 6, 2004. (co-author with Mary M. Dalton)

Paper. �From Ozzie to Ozzy: The Reassuring Nonevolution of the Sitcom Family,� University Film and Video Association, Columbia, SC, July 2003.

Presentation. �Obtaining Copyright for Professors and Students? Do I Have To?� presented at the University Film and Video Association, Ithaca, NY, August 8, 2002.

Presentation. �The Internet Challenge to Public Access Television� presented at the Alliance for Community Media International conference, Houston, TX, July 11, 2002.

Paper. �Empowering Girls Through Public Access Television� presented at the �Girls� Real Lives� conference at UNCG February 1, 2002.

Paper. �Framing the Terror: News Media�s Response to September 11� presented at the �Arranging the Fragments: Our Post- 9/11 World� symposium at UNCG November 14, 2001.

Presentation. �Virtual Public Access: Has the Internet Eliminated the Need for Public Access Television?� National Communication Association, Seattle, WA, November 2000.

Paper. �Public Access Television: America�s Electronic Soapbox,� Broadcast Educators Association, Las Vegas, NV, April 2000.

Paper. �Public Access Television: A Non-Profit Opportunity.� North Carolina Center for Non-Profits Conference, October 1999.

Paper. �Public Access Television: An Outlet for College and University Productions,� University Film and Video Association, Boston, MA, August 1999.

Paper. �Television of the People, By the People, For the People,� University Film and Video Association, Winston-Salem, NC, August 1998.

Paper. �The Past and the Present of Public Access Television: A History of Engaging the Public,� Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, GA, April 1998.

Paper. �Engineering the Electronic Soapbox: The Evolution of Cable Access Television Regulations,� Speech Communication Association, San Antonio, TX, November 1995.

Paper. �Cable Public Access, Media Literacy, and Democracy: Reclaiming the Public Sphere,� National Media Literacy, Boone, NC, September 1995. (with Sally M. Alvarez)

Paper. �The Piano: Whose Life is This Anyway,� Popular Culture Association of the South/American Culture Association of the South, Charlotte, NC, October 1994.