Carl Hausman, Ph.D.

164 Blue Heron Drive, Thorofare, N.J.

Phone: (856) 371-5455

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Summary of Experience

Journalist and communications educator specializing in media and society, ethics, cultural criticism, and broadcasting. Also, speaker and seminar presenter specializing in techniques of effective communication.  Author or co-author of more than twenty-five books, including award-winning book on business writing, book on business presentations, 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, Praeger, 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.

Edited, from 2000-2013, 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 Ideas, Good 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 Times, USA Today, Editor and Publisher, and the Columbia 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 developed major portions of 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. Recently developed coursework and sequences in Entepreneurial Media.  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).

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.A., political science, 1985.

Employment History


Professor (2003 to present), Associate Professor (1997-2003), and Chair (2000-2008), Department of Journalism, College of Communication and Creative Arts, 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.

⋅Received the 2021 Lindback Award for Excellence in Teaching.

⋅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.

⋅Designed and implemented new minor in journalism with one other faculty member, and wrote and presented to trustees a successful proposal for a New Media concentration.

⋅Created new undergraduate courses in media metrics, media ethics, broadcast news, online reporting, and international communication.

⋅Developed five new courses online.

⋅Taught courses in introductory and advanced newspaper reporting, graduate research methods, nonfiction book writing, publishing, ethics, mass media, feature writing, introductory journalism, issues in journalism, television news, entrepreneurial journalism, and metrics.

⋅Received Wall of Fame University teaching award in 2000 and 2004 and 2016.

⋅Wrote and received $18,000 grant for digital news lab and participated in the lab’s design.

⋅Received $1,000 award for excellence in online teaching.

⋅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.

⋅Chaired seven search committees and was a member of three others; chaired college promotion committee for five years; currently chair of college tenure and recontracting committee.

⋅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, 1996-2014: Writer and Editor, Ethics Newsline, weekly web-based publication  ( 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.


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.


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.


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.


Various part time news positions, including program host and assistant producer for WXXI Television, Rochester, New York. Announcer and assistant news director for WRVO Radio, Oswego, New York, National Public Radio Affiliate.



 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.  Present Like a Pro: The Modern Guide to Getting Your Point Across in Meetings, Speeches, and the Media. Praeger, 2017.

Hausman, C., Write Like a Pro: Ten Techniques for Getting Your Point Across in Work (and in Life). Praeger, 2016.

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., Benoit, P, & Messere, F., Announcing for Broadcast and the Internet, Routledge, 2019

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, 2015.

Hausman, C., O’Donnell, L., Benoit, P.,  & Messere, F., Announcing for Broadcasting and the Internet: The Modern Guide to Performance, Technology, and Ethics, Preager, 2018, under contract.

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.

Under contract: Media Law and Ethics in the Information Age, with Suzanne FitzGerald and Joseph Basso, Kendall-Hunt, projected date of publication Fall 2022.

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: four books written for journalism classes I developed: a survey textbook of journalism and media, a guide to critical thinking, a short book on the future of news, and a guide for reporters covering municipal finance. All are available online and distributed free.

Books, Fiction, as Carl Dane

Valley of the Lesser Evil, Raging Bull Publishing, 2017.

Canyon of the Long Shadows, Raging Bull Publishing, 2018

The Wild West Bunch (short story collection), Raging Bull Publishing, 2018

Rage Under the Red Sky, Raging Bull, 2018.

The Adventures of Hawke and Carmody, (short story collection with Zane Grey, Carl Dane, Bret Harte, J.W. Collins, B.M. Bower, Bill C Cannon) Raging Bull, 2019

Books, Audio

Narration and Production, Media and Business

Hausman, C.  Audiobook producer with Mahogany Beckford, The Little Book on Big Data.  Audible version:

Terry Pitts: Be Heard: The Step-by-Step System to Building an Audience, Getting Attention and Creating Content That Gets Shared. Audible version:—Step-Attention/dp/B01DOJX0BE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463572819&sr=8-1&keywords=carl+hausman+be+heard

Hausman, C. Audiobook producer, with Carey Martell: How to Write a
Business Plan
.  Audible version:

 Narration and Production, General Nonfiction

Hausman, C. Audiobook producer, with George Nester, George Rogers Clark: I Glory in War. Audible version:

Narration and Production, Fiction

Hausman, C. Audiobook producer, with Jeff Breland, Bad Day for the Hangman: Loner with a Badge, 2016, Audible edition:

Hausman, C. Audiobook producer, with Jeff Breland, The Lost Stagecoach, 2016. Audible edition:

Hausman, C. Audiobook producer, with Jeff Breland, Trail of a Wanted Man, 2016. Audible edition:


Over 500 published articles have appeared in various publications and venues.

⋅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 (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 wrote for many years a weekly 2,500-world news analysis and summary for; 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 Housekeeping, The Chronicle of Higher Education, National Business Employment Weekly, Saga, Boston Monthly, and a variety of national health and fitness magazines.

Other Media


I have maintained an ongoing blog about communication techniques at:   A main focus of the blog is reinforcing my idea that modern communicators must be able to amortize their work across an array of platforms.


The Arsenal of the Articulate demonstrates how precision in the choice of vocabulary can magnify communication effectiveness.   The podcast can be downloaded from or can be subscribed to on iTunes:


The Elements of Eloquence Newsletter is just getting underway; it provides updated information on excellence in communication with an emphasis on emerging media.  The newsletter is offered through Constant Contact; it is available by subscription from


Professional Activities

Panelist and Consultant

Board Member, New Jersey Public Information Consortium. Oversee distribution of state funding for projects to revitalize local journalism.

Chair, Broadcast News Judging Panel, National Headliner Awards, 2002-2006, the maximum term allowed under the group’s bylaws.  Still active as broadcast judge; returned as National Chair in 2016 and 2017.

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

Judge, Sid Gross Award for Investigative Journalism, New York University, 1992-2010.

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, 1990.

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


 Presenter for various profit and non-profit corporations, including NEST, Inc., and Rowan Global.   References: Phil Kaeferle, NEST,, and Bill McCool, Rowan Global (

 Topics on Which I Can Present:

 Secrets of Successful Goal-Setters: The methods used by high achievers to set and achieve goals.   Included are techniques for getting started, formulating initial goals, editing and adjusting those goals as you go along, staying on track, and using effective inch-by-inch goal-setting as a mechanism to keep from being overwhelmed.

Present to Persuade: What research says about what really works in persuasive presentations and how to move people to your point of view without them feeling pressured or manipulated.

How to Overcome Objections and Antagonistic Responses During a Presentation – And Turn Them to Your Advantage: Techniques to bridge agendas, satisfy those raising objections while still achieving your goal, hush hecklers, turn around loaded questions, and isolate a troublemaker to get the audience on your side.

The Secret Structure of a Presentation: The simple way to construct a presentation using compelling stories, suspense-building questions, a satisfying conclusion, and a logical arc.

Give Your Ideas a Strong Voice:  Straightforward techniques you can employ immediately to magnify vocal power, resonance, and clarity.

How to Tame the Big Writing Project: Techniques pros employ to organize notes, plan a major report, article, or book, and accomplish it the same way you eat an elephant…one bite at a time.

How to Use Humor in a Presentation:  Effective and fail-safe techniques that can be used by speakers and writers even if they don’t consider themselves “naturally” funny.

Crafting a Motivational Talk:  Techniques that fire people up, build spirit, and energize an audience to confront difficult tasks.

How to Not Only Overcome Presentation Anxiety but Make It Work for You:  Proven ways that presenters can blunt the negative effects of nerves, keep anxiety from being perceived by the audience, and most importantly, funnel that energy into a powerful presentation.

How to Establish Yourself as an Authority in Your Field: Ways to publish books and articles, blog posts and podcasts, and make media appearances in which you comment from your perspective as an expert.

 Listings and Awards

Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award, 2021

Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, 2019

Independent Publisher Book Award, Writing And Publishing Category (2018)

Excellence in Online Learning Award, Rowan University, 2020

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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