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Rudy Pugliese

Professor
School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts

585-475-5925
Office Location
Office Mailing Address
3008 Eastman

Rudy Pugliese

Professor
School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BA, State University College at Oneonta; MA, State University College at Brockport; Ph.D., Temple University

Bio

Professor Pugliese received a Ph.D. in mass communications from Temple University, an M.A. from the College at Brockport, and a B.A. from SUNY Oneonta. His dissertation, an investigation of retention factors in distance education, was funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. His research interests include digital media as they relate to politics and pedagogy. He currently advises the Reporter magazine at RIT.

585-475-5925

Currently Teaching

COMM-202
3 Credits
The history and development of U.S. media, theoretical aspects of mass communications, the composition of media audiences, law and regulation of mass communications and how the media affect and are affected by society are presented.
COMM-346
3 Credits
An introduction to media technologies from a global perspective. Major theories about the media, current trends in media, journalism practices, and governmental challenges and restrictions are reviewed. Students will use various media technologies both locally and abroad through site visits, readings, and online resources resulting in a media production (mini-documentary, movie trailer, and/or international film review). Special focus on the growing importance of the internet and digital media on news flow, advertising, and entertainment.
COMM-707
3 Credits
Evaluation of media technology use in the international setting and in various countries and regions of the world. Major theories about media, current trends in media, journalism practices, and governmental challenges and restrictions are considered. Special attention is paid to the uses and effects of media technologies within various countries, focusing on global implications of the internet and digital technologies on international cooperation, trade, and culture.
COMM-201
3 Credits
The public speaking course is designed to equip the student with knowledge of the theories and principles necessary for formal public speaking. Informative and persuasive speeches are the focus with emphasis on organization, evidence, language use, strategy, delivery, and effective use of media aids. Public speaking is generally offered each semester.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Pugliese, Rudy and Karen de la Rosa Herrera. "The Uses and Gratifications of Music among Emering Adults." International Journal of Arts & Sciences 10. 1 (2017): 351-364. Web.
Jackson, Alyssa and Rudy Pugliese. "Resetting and Reinventing Print Media: Learning from College Media." Journal of Media Critiques 3. 9 (2017): 11-24. Web.