Bio

Carl Hausman, Ph.D.

405 West Mantua Avenue, Wenonah, NJ 08090

Phone: (856) 464-0744

Email: carlhausman@yahoo.com       Web: www.CarlHausman.com

Summary of Experience

Journalist and communications educator specializing in media and society, ethics, cultural criticism, and broadcasting. Author or co-author of nineteen books, including investigative work on deception and doubletalk in politics, advertising, and the media, two books on ethics and press practices, several media textbooks, and six mass market non-fiction books, including one Book of the Month Club alternate. Book publishers include Random House, Harper, Avon, Doubleday, Routledge, Wadsworth, Prentice-Hall, and McGraw-Hill. Books have been translated into Russian, Spanish, Korean, and Mandarin Chinese. Author of more than five hundred published articles in popular and scholarly publications, including national magazines and daily newspapers.

Currently edit international web-based publication on ethics. Reported on Asian economic crisis during travels to Japan, China, and Thailand.

Have made media appearances to discuss communication ethics and related book on the ABC Television Network’s World News This Morning, Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, CBS Radio Network’s Capitol IdeasGood Day New York, CNN Radio’s LookOut, several nationally syndicated radio talk shows, along with various local television and radio appearances in New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Atlanta. Have testified before Congress on communication and societal issues, and have been interviewed about media issues by various publications, including The New York TimesUSA TodayEditor and Publisher, and theColumbia Journalism Review.

Background includes professional experience as newspaper and magazine writer, TV news anchor and reporter, talk show host, magazine and newspaper writer and editor, TV producer, and voiceover announcer. Have taught college courses in mass media and culture, ethics, mass communications, history of media, broadcast news writing, print news writing, feature writing, propaganda, public relations, television and radio production, media writing, public speaking, publishing, research methods, and English composition.

Currently Professor of Journalism at Rowan University, where I created the journalism and creative writing component of a new master’s program, participated in the overall development of the master’s, created eight new courses, designed an undergraduate journalism minor, participated in the design of a New Media concentration, and redesigned undergraduate curriculum to take it from a print-based model into a sequence offering tracks in new media, broadcast news, and editing and publishing. Also served three years on adjunct faculty of New York University: Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication (1996), Associate Professor (1995), Assistant Professor (1993-1994). Two years as full-time visiting faculty at NYU: Instructor (1991-1992) and Post-Doctoral Fellow (1990-1991).

Narrator of six audiobooks, including books about media, history, and western fiction.

Education and Fellowships

New York University, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1991. Recipient of Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities for research in media ethics and privacy.

Union Graduate School of the Union Institute, Ph.D., 1990, journalism.  Dissertation, Crisis of Conscience: Perspectives on Journalism Ethics, was revised and later published by HarperCollins.

Antioch University, M.A., mass communications, 1987. Thesis, The Decision-Making Process in Journalism, was revised and later published by Nelson-Hall (now Cengage).

University of the State of New York, Albany, B.S., political science, 1985.

Employment History

 1997-Present            

Professor (2003 to present), Associate Professor (1997-2003), and Chair (2000-2008), Department of Journalism, College of Communication, Rowan University. Accomplishments include:

  • Redesigned journalism curriculum, moving department from an exclusively  print-based model to one that incorporates digital media, broadcast news, and editing and publishing.
  • Created  new master’s sequence in journalistic and creative writing and contributed to overall design of new M.A. in Writing program.
  • Developed four new courses for master’s program, including a course on nonfiction book-writing that was featured in The New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer.   Many components of that course are now available in a video-integrated website:     http://www.rowan.edu/colleges/ccca/departments/journalism/Hausman/html_files/Homepage.htm
  • Designed and implemented new minor in journalism with one other faculty member.
  • Created new undergraduate courses in media ethics, broadcast news, online reporting, and international communication.
  • Participated in design of New Media Concentration, and wrote final proposal that was approved and implemented.
  • Taught courses in introductory and advanced newspaper reporting, graduate research methods, nonfiction book writing, publishing, ethics, mass media, feature writing, issues in journalism, television news, and public speaking. Received excellent evaluations, which are available for inspection.
  • Received Wall of Fame University teaching award in 2000 and 2004.
  • Wrote and received $18,000 grant for digital news lab and participated in the lab’s design.
  • Created a faculty publishing assistance program, a series of seminars to help faculty write and publish popular and scholarly works.
  • Received Rowan University Excellence in Scholarship Award several times.
  • Named one of six star faculty by University president in 2001.
  • Chaired seven search committees and was a member of three others.
  • Managed department, maintaining stability during period of four retirements and seven new hires.
  • Acted as host of University-based cable television program cablecast in Gloucester and Camden counties.
  • In 2008, was elected Coordinator of University Chairs’ Council.

Part-Time, 1996-2015:

Writer and Editor, Ethics Newsline, weekly web-based publication  (http://www.ethicnewsline.com). Newsline, a grant-supported publication, features news and analysis about the role of ethical decision-making in world affairs, national politics, business and the media.

1980-1997, Full-Time

Journalist, Author, and Producer. Wrote nonfiction books, including a Book of the Month Club alternate called “an excellent new book” by The New York Times. Works have also received favorable reviews in Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Edited Insights on Global Ethics, a magazine studying the role of ethics in international affairs. Wrote column on emerging ethical issues; also wrote regular column for metropolitan daily. Partial list of publications attached. Developed proposed television special on ethics (still unsold). Various other radio and video projects. Also, on camera talent or narrator for news and audiovisual production agencies.

1980-1997, Part-Time and Visiting Academic Appointments

1993-1997: Adjunct Faculty Appointments, New York University Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.  Adjunct Professor of Journalism and Mass communication (1996), Adjunct Associate Professor (1995), Adjunct Assistant Professor (1993-1994) for summer sessions. Taught introductory mass media course, ethics, politics and media, broadcast news writing, public opinion, TV reporting, and news casting. Received excellent student evaluations, which are available for inspection. Redesigned intro mass media course (175-220 students each term) to introduce additional critical thinking concepts and greater emphasis on interdisciplinary study of media.

1992-1993: Senior Fellow, Institute for Global Ethics. Edited publications, wrote articles and analyses, contributed to institutional research, responded to media inquiries on ethics related issues.

1990-1992: Mellon Fellow in the Humanities (1990 academic year) and Visiting Instructor (1991), New York University. Taught various courses and conducted research into issues dealing with privacy, the press, and public policy. Directed or served as second reader for five master’s theses.   Both were full-time faculty appointments.

1989-1990:  Assistant Professor, Communications, Notre Dame College, Manchester, New Hampshire.  Taught courses in communication, prepared and filed FM radio station license application, and designed a small television studio and editing facility.  This was a full-time faculty appointment.

1977-1980

 Broadcast Journalist, Syracuse University Office of Public Affairs.  Designed and implemented program of media public affairs. Originated, produced and moderated daily university oriented talk show broadcast on local network affiliate television station (WTVH). Planned, produced and performed on air announcing for the Syracuse University Radio News Service, syndicated to 125 radio stations. Produced public service announcements and television and radio advertising for the university. Acted as host for two sports segments carried on network television. Wrote print stories that were carried in major publications and the AP.

1975-1977

 TV radio anchor, reporter and editor, WENY Television and Radio, Elmira, New York. Anchored “Eyewitness Morning News,” region’s top rated morning news program, serving four cities and many towns in New York State Southern Tier and Pennsylvania Northern Tier. Credited by management with substantial increase in ratings. Also did field reporting, both television and radio. Named first shift news editor in 1977, given responsibility for story development for evening and night newscasts.

1975

Staff Announcer and News Reporter, WKFM/WOSC Radio, Oswego/Fulton, New York. Wrote and delivered morning news reports on WKFM, (then) ratings leading FM in Syracuse market. Produced news and public affairs programming for WOSC-AM and delivered morning news reports. Also ran various board shifts and moderated talk shows.

1971-1975

Various part time news positions, including program host and assistant producer for “Present Tense,” biweekly television public affairs program on WXXI Television, Rochester, New York. Announcer and assistant news director for WRVO Radio, Oswego, New York, National Public Radio Affiliate.

 

 Publications

Books, Journalism and Media:

Hausman, C., Crafting the News for Electronic Media.  Wadsworth, 1991.

Hausman, C., Crisis of Conscience: Perspectives on Journalism Ethics.  HarperCollins, 1991.

Hausman, C., The Decision-Making Process in Journalism.   Nelson-Hall, 1991.

Hausman, C., Institutional Video.  Wadsworth, 1991.

Hausman, C., Modern Video Production.  HarperCollins, 1993.

Hausman, C. & Benoit, P., Do Your Own Public Relations. TAB Books, 1983.

Hausman, C. & Benoit, P., Positive Public Relations.  McGrawHill/Liberty Books, 1989.

Hausman, C. & Hausman, S., How Do You Spell  Häagen-Dazs (dictionary of trade names and unfamiliar spellings).  Prentice-Hall, 2002.

Hausman, C., O’Donnell, L., Benoit, P.,  & Messere, F., Modern Radio Production, 10th ed. Cengage, formerly Wadsworth.

Hausman, C., Write Like a Pro, Praeger, 2016.

O’Donnell, L., Hausman, C., & Benoit, P., Announcing: Broadcast Communicating Today.  5th  ed. Wadsworth, 2004.

O’Donnell, L., Hausman, C. & Benoit, P., Radio Station Operations: Management and Employee Perspectives.  Wadsworth, 1988.

Books Trade:     

Hausman, C., Lies We Live By, Routledge, 2000.

Hausman, C., Moonlighting.  Avon, 1988.

Hausman, C.  & Cross, W.,  Complete Small Business Sourcebook.  Random House, 1998

Hausman, C. & Dakas, C., Common Sense Self Defense.   Carolline House, 1984.

Hausman, C. & DiRado, S., The Darkroom Builder’s Handbook. TAB , 1986.

Lasher, W., & Hausman, C.,   The Small Business Franchise Made Simple.  Doubleday, 1993.

Rezen, S.V. & Hausman, C., Coping With Hearing Loss: A Guide for Adults and Their Families. Dembner, distributed by  Norton, 1985.  Foreword by Keenan Wynn.  BookoftheMonth Club alternate.  2nd edition, 1993, 3rd edition 2000.

Sorrentino, S. & Hausman, C., Coping with High Blood Pressure. Dembner, distributed by Norton, 1986.  Foreword by Patricia Neal.

Research assistant: The Reckoning of Destiny.  Volume  IV of biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt by Kenneth S. Davis.  Random House, 1998.

Also: three books written for introductory journalism class I developed, one a survey of journalism and media, one a guide to critical thinking, and the other a guide for reporters covering municipal finance, all made available for the cost of photocopying at the campus bookstore and distributed free online.

Articles:

Over 500 published articles have appeared in various publications.

  • Scholarly and professional articles include a book review in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly Summer, 2008 (85/2),  eight  columns in the Magazine of the Philadelphia Advertising Club, the most recent in May, 2012 (subjects: teaching critical thinking, issues in online journalism, citizen journalism, and the echo-chamber effects of blogs), and a paper for the International Association  of Online Communicators in 2007 titled “Emerging Ethical Issues in Online Communication.”   I write a weekly 2,500-world news analysis and summary for ethicsnewsline.com; it generally features one or more articles on media and technology ethics.  Some other relevant publications: Carl Hausman, “Your Private Information May Be Public Property,” in M. David Ermann, Mary B. Williams, and Michelle S. Shauf, Computers, Ethics, and Society, New York: Oxford University Press, 1997; and Carl Hausman, “The Medium is the Message,” in Christopher Harper, What’s Next in Mass Communication, New York: St. Martins Press, 1998. Scholarly/academic articles have also appeared in Media History Digest and The Journal of Mass Media Ethics.
  • Newspaper credits include several hundred articles and columns, including regular articles in the Worcester Telegram, a metropolitan daily serving the second largest city in New England. Stories included: examination of racial balance and hiring practices on city police force, the stress and ethical dilemmas encountered in a neonatal intensive care unit, first person ride along articles with various police and fire agencies, wide variety of service articles. Wrote travel column for the Telegram from 1984-1986.
  • Magazine credits include regular articles, including ten cover stories, in Worcester Magazine. Stories included: probe of financial difficulties of local television station, examination of the realities of local civil defense capabilities, wide variety of service articles including cover story detailing health plans available in metro area. Other magazine credits include Good HousekeepingThe Chronicle of Higher Education,National Business Employment Weekly, Saga, Boston Monthly, and a variety of national health and fitness magazines.

 

Professional Activities

Panelist and Consultant:

 Chair, Broadcast News Judging Panel, National Headliner Awards, 2002-2006, the maximum term allowed under the group’s bylaws.  Still active as broadcast judge.

Judge, Deadline Club (New York City Chapter of SPJ) Annual Journalism Awards, 1993-2003.

Judge, Sid Gross Award for Investigative Journalism, New York University, 1992-present.

Creative Consultant to Amvest Productions, production company examining series of social issues, 1996-97.

Panelist for “Media Ethics and Public Knowledge,” Rhode Island Council on the Humanities ethics research grant.

Occasional speaker at various media conferences, usually on new technologies and ethics.

Memberships, Affiliations, Listings

Authors Guild

New Jersey Press Association

Society of Professional Journalists

Listed in  various editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Education, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who Among American Teachers

 


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