Cedarville University Broadcasters Garner Awards

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio - Dr. Clark Greer, assistant professor of communication arts and media research at Cedarville University, and Tim Phipps, a senior broadcasting student on the Greene County campus, presented award-winning research papers at the recent Broadcast Education Association (BEA) national convention in Las Vegas. Greer was cited for his research in two separate areas. His first paper, titled "Retooling for the New Millennium: A Content Analysis of Position Announcements for Broadcast-Related Faculty," earned first place in the Courses, Curricula, and Administration open division. The second paper, co-authored by Phipps, was titled "Non-Commercial Religious Radio Stations and the Web: Management Perceptions of an Online Presence." It was recognized in the Broadcast and Internet Radio division. Greer holds an undergraduate degree from Los Angeles Bible College and graduate degrees from Northwest Baptist Seminary and the University of Southern California. He earned his doctorate from Bowling Green State University. A Xenia resident, he has been on the Cedarville University faculty since 1999. Phipps was the only undergraduate student whose research was accepted by BEA for presentation at the conference. He is a Cedarville resident and the son of Jim and Patricia Phipps. The Broadcast Education Association is the link between the college professors who teach tomorrow's radio and television employees and the professionals working in the broadcasting industry. The goal is produce broadcasters with a unique combination of a liberal arts education and the practical skills essential for employment in the radio, television, and electronic media industry. BEA provides a broad range of services and affiliations to its academic and professional members to help keep them abreast of the latest electronic media developments in radio, television, new technologies, management and sales, news reporting, production, research, communication law and policy, and international systems. For more information about BEA, visit their Web site at www.beaweb.org. -Cedarville-