Communication

Mr. Ward Bryant, Department Chair

Research Interests:

  • Aesthetics
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Documentary production

Professional Memberships:

  • Missouri Broadcast Education Association
  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • Phi Eta Sigma-Honarary Member

Honors/Awards/Recognition

  • Communications Department, Teacher of the Year. 1996, 2000, 2003, 2004
  • Community Service Award, Presented by the Community Alternative Service Program for outstanding service to both individuals and the community. 1989

Publications & Presentations

  • Invited Book Reviewer Osgood, Ronald & Henshaw, M. Joseph, Visual Storytelling: Videography and Post Production in the Digital Age, Wadsworth Cengage, c2009
  • Producer/Adivsor, Various PSA's and promos for Joplin organizations. 1992-present
  • Producer/Compolation Editor, Southern Media Showcase Award Winning Videos 30-minute programs highlighting the best programs in each category. 1999-present
  • Producer/Advisor, 14 - KGCS Reports, An award winning 30-minute new/magazine program 1996-2001
  • Producer, "Academic Challenge." A weekly 30-minute scholastic quiz program for the tri-state area high school students. The program runs for 31 weeks on MSTV and KOZJ-26. 1992-94
  • Director/Editor, "Looking Up and Reaching Out." A thirteen-minute informational video detailing the decade of the 80's at Schweitzer United Methodist Church. 1991
  • Co-Director/Writer/Editor, "Working for Justice: A Community Approach." A 15-minute promotional video for the Community Alternative Service Program, Springfield, MO. 1988-1989
  • Photographer/Special Effects Editor, "Picker's Paradise." An hour-long documentary covering the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS. Up-linked on Central Educational Network. 1986-87
  • Video Photographer/Assistant Editor, "Another Wind Is Moving: The Off-Reservation Indian Boarding School." An hour-long documentary funded by a grant from the Department of Education through the Kickapoo Nation School. Up-linked on Central Educational Network. 1985-86
  • Field Photographer, "Living with Alzheimer's." A 30-minute documentary produced for the Kansas Department of Aging and the Kansas City Area Chapter of the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorder Association. A production of KTWU-TV, Topeka, KS. 1985
  • Video Photographer, "Tomorrow's Harvest." An hour long documentary on the plight of farmers. Produced in association with KTWU-TV, Topeka, KS. Funded by Kansas Committee for the Humanities. Up-linked on Central Educational Network. 1983-84
  • 16mm Film Photographer, football films for NCAA and the University of Kansas. 1982
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