Misha Antonich

Misha Antonich

Lecturer

Emphasis: Video Editing

Misha Antonich has been tenured at CCSF since fall 2011. He's been teaching at SFSU since fall 2013. He previously taught at SFSU from 2004-2005.


Gina Baleria

Gina Baleria

Lecturer

Emphasis: Online Media, Radio

Gina Baleria brings extensive experience as an award-winning journalist, project manager, writer, and digital communications strategist to San Francisco State University.


John Barsotti

John Barsotti

Professor

Emphasis: Audio Production

John Barsotti, Ph.D. has taught in the BECA department for more than 35 years, mentoring students in audio production and sound design.


Arthur Berger

Arthur Berger

Emeritus

Emphasis: Sociology, Cultural Studies, Social Media, Cultural Theory, Media, Popular Culture, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, Digital Media, and Social Networking

Arthur Asa Berger is a Professor Emeritus of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State Univeristy, where he taught from 1965 to 2003.


Betsy Blosser

Betsy Blosser

Emeritus

Emphasis: Media and Social Change

Betsy Blosser, Ph.D. focuses on giving students a unique production experience, taking them through a two-course series that begins by producing a video for a local nonprofit and then sends students overseas to do the same for a deserving NGO.


Melissa Camacho

Melissa Camacho

Associate Professor

Emphasis: TV Theory and Media Criticism

Melissa Camacho, Ph.D. has a deep interest in TV and international relations. She earned several degrees in Government and International Affairs and has worked for the U.N., the U.S. House of Representatives, and CNN.


Malcolm Cecil

Malcolm Cecil

Lecturer

Emphasis: Media Theory


Jiyoung Cha

Assistant Professor

Emphasis: Media Management, New Media, and Audience Behavior

Jiyoung Cha, Ph.D. develops and teaches courses on media management/economics, new media systems, research methods, and media entrepreneurship.


Chris Clemens

Christopher Clemens

Assistant Professor

Emphasis: Directing, Studio Production, Media Effects, and Gender and Sexuality in Media

Dr. Clemens is an experienced director/producer in single camera and studio productions with a particular passion for sitcoms.


Ronald Compesi

Ronald Compesi

Emeritus

Research Interests: Video Field Production and Media Ethics

Dr. Compesi’s primary teaching assignment is in the areas of video  production and editing, and media ethics. Dr. Compesi is author of Video Field Production and Editing, 7th edition and co-author of Introduction to Video Production: Studio, Field and Beyond. In 2007, Dr. Compesi was recognized as the outstanding Media Arts professor in the California State University System at the CSU annual Media Arts Festival.   


Marie Drennan

Marie Drennan

Associate Professor

Emphasis: Writing and Social Media

Marie Drennan teaches courses in scriptwriting for radio and television, writing for interactive and new media, and analysis of the social impact of new media/social media technologies.


Marty Gonzalez

Marty Gonzalez

Emeritus

Emphasis: News for Electronic Media

Marty Gonzalez is weekend anchor of KRON 4 Morning News Weekend. He has also traveled the world as a reporter, and he now inspires his students to create quality broadcast journalism.


Oscar Guerra

Assistant Professor

Emphasis: Audiovisual Production, Social Change, Critical Thinking, and Latino Empowerment

Dr. Guerra is a researcher, producer, and educator. His primary research interests include critical educational technologies among low-income Latino students and organic educational technologies. He is currently an Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University in the BECA Department. Dr. Guerra will be on leave for the Spring 2018 semester.


John Hewitt

John Hewitt

Emeritus

Emphasis: Documentary Theory and Production, Broadcast Journalism Theory and Production, and International Broadcast Systems

John Hewitt taught for 32 years in the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Department at San Francisco State University. His specialties included documentary theory and production, broadcast journalism theory and production, and international broadcast systems.


Rick Houlberg (in high school)

Rick Houlberg

Emeritus

Emphasis: Electronic Communication, Media Performance, Research

Rick Houlberg was a BECA Professor from 1982 to 2012. His advice: If you want to be successful in life, study human performance.


Stuart Hyde

Stuart Hyde

Emeritus

Emphasis: Media Criticism, Media Performance, and Media for Social Change

Stuart Hyde served as chair of the BECA department from 1958-1981. Throughout his tenure, he put BECA on the map, positioning the department as one of the premiere electronic media institutions, with a perfect balance between theory and practice.


Dina Ibrahim

Dina Ibrahim

Associate Professor

Emphasis: Broadcast Journalism

Dina Ibrahim has been teaching radio and TV news production since 2003. She has also reported and produced for the BBC World Service Radio in London, UPI in Cairo, CNN in Atlanta, NPR in Austin, KPOO-FM in San Francisco and ArabicTV in San Jose.


Jeff Jacoby

Jeff Jacoby

Professor

Emphasis: Audio Production for Electronic Media

Jeff Jacoby practices sound art and design, radio production, directing, producing, writing, and performing, and happily serves as Associate Professor of Audio and Radio at SF State. He has been recognized numerous times for his work.


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Michelle Kennedy

Lecturer

Emphasis: Broadcast Journalism

Michelle Kennedy is a multimedia journalist, actress, host, and nonfiction writer. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Radio and Television from BECA and has more than eleven years of experience working as a television news reporter and anchor. 


Hamid Khani

Hamid Khani

Professor

Emphasis: TV Aesthetics and Creativity 

Hamid Khani has extensive experience in the industry as a media producer director and communication consultant and is an award-winning producer.


Phil Kipper

Phil Kipper

Emeritus

Emphasis: Visual Communication and Media Aesthetics

Professor Emeritus Phil Kipper was chair of the Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts Department from 1995 to 2006. During that time the department took major steps toward conversion to digital production technology, hired 13 tenure-track faculty members, and formed its first industry advisory board. 


Michael Mitchell

Michael Mitchell

Lecturer

Emphasis: Sports Broadcasting

Instructor Mike Mitchell brings more than 30 years of Broadcast Production experience to his BECA classes. He has worked in television production as producer, director, cameraman and editor for CBS & NBC in both field and studio/sports production.


Rajeev Naidu

Lecturer

Emphasis: Auido Production

Rajeev Naidu, M.A, practices sound arts and emphasizes in audio production, recording, post production and live sound. His primary research focus is music distribution and psychoacoustics.


Scott Patterson

Scott Patterson

Professor

Emphasis: Broadcast and Electronic Communications Research

Dr. Patterson's primary teaching responsibility is in the area of interactive media technologies and research. He is engaged in an on-going investigation of the role of interactive technology in the creation and maintenance of personal communication networks.


Andy Pitman

Lecturer
Emphasis: Media Studies
 
Andy Pitman has worked as an instructor in the BECA department since 2003.  He received his BA in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1997 and MA in Television and Radio from SFSU in 2007.

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Nancy Sami Reist

Professor
Email: sami@sfsu.edu

Emphasis: Theory and Enviromental Communication

Dr. Reist currently serves as the BECA graduate coordinator. Her research and teaching focus on the relationship between evolving media technologies and creativity, culture, politics and the environment.


Val Sakovich

Val Sakovich

Emeritus

Emphasis: Innovative Techniques in Sports Production for Television and the Web

Sakovich recently completed 42 years as a faculty member at San Francisco State University. During this time, he served as Acting Director of Academic Technology and Director of the Audio/Visual/Instructional Television Center, as well as Associate Director and Production Coordinator.


Kathy Skillicorn

Lecturer

Emphasis: Media Research

Kathleen Skillicorn teaches writing for the electronic media, BECA research, and social aspects of the media. She received her BA in Technical and Professional Writing and her MA in Radio and Television at SFSU, and has worked in independent film production and in social science research. 


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Miriam Smith

Associate Professor

Emphasis: Media Management and Law

Miriam A. Smith, J.D., M.A., teaches in the areas of media law, media management and economics, media ethics and mobile media. Her words circle the globe. She's been published in the U.S. and China and quoted in U.S. and European media.


Corless Smith

Emeritus

Emphasis: Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts, Communication, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, and Social Media

Emeritus professor Corless Smith turned students on to the theory behind electronic media.


Joel Wanek

Lecturer

Emphasis: Production and Video Editing

Joel Wanek is a filmmaker and video journalist based in Oakland. His films have been shown internationally in festivals such as Doclisboa, International Film Festival Rotterdam, BFI London Film Festival, European Media Art Festival, and Images Festival, among others. As a journalist he has created work for AJ+, The New York Times, PBS NewsHour, KQED, and Facebook. He holds an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University and a BA in Media Communications from Webster University.


Larry Whitney

Emeritus

Emphasis: Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts


Michelle Wolf

Michelle Wolf

Professor

Emphasis: Media Effects, Theory, and Pop Culture

Michelle Wolf teaches media literacy, electronic media and social issues, and audience research. She has been active in media literacy efforts and electronic media representations of disenfranchised groups since the 1970s. Professor Wolf's research interests include the uses and effects of electronic media, media literacy, identity construction and self conception, media representations of class, disability, gender, geography, race, religion, sexual orientation, body image, and media power and control.


Herb Zettl

Herb Zettl

Emeritus

Emphasis: Media Aesthetics, Video Production, and International Broadcasting

Herbert Zettl, PhD, taught for 40 years in the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Department at San Francisco State University. His research emphases were, and still are, media aesthetics and video production. In fact, he wrote the book on it.


Lena Zhang

Lena Zhang

Professor

Emphasis: Aesthetics, Video Production, International Communication, and Multicultural Communication and Health

Zhang has worked as producer and editor for many programs including documentaries, TV commercials, PSAs and educational programs, and was a Yale visiting scholar.