Misha Antonich

Misha Antonich

Lecturer

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
Advisor: 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
Advisor: 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
Research Interests: Broadcast Electronic Communication arts, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Social Media, Cultural Theory, Etc., Media, Popular Culture, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, Digital Media, and Social Networking

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


Betsy Blosser

Betsy Blosser

Professor
Advisor: Media & 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
Advisor: TV Theory & 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.


Jiyoung Cha

Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Media Management, New Media, 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
Research Interests: Directing, Studio Production, Media Effects, Gender & 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

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
Advisor: Writing & 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

Professor
Advisor: 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
Research Interests: Audiovisual Production, Social Change, Critical Thinking, 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.


John Hewitt

John Hewitt

Emeritus
Research Interests: Documentary Theory and Production, Broadcast Journalism Theory and Production, International Broadcast Systems

Over the past 40 years, John Hewitt's films and books have explored a mosaic of cultures and nationalities. A native of Los Angeles, he has traveled in Europe, Asia, and South America.


Rick Houlberg (in high school)

Rick Houlberg

Emeritus
Research Interests: 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
Research Interests: Media Criticism, Media Performance, 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
Advisor: 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

Associate Professor
Advisor: Sound Production for EM

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.


Hamid Khani

Hamid Khani

Professor
Advisor: 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
Research Interests: Visual Communication and Media Aesthetics

Professor Emeritus Phil Kipper was chair of the Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts Department from 1995 to 2006.


Michael Mitchell

Michael Mitchell

Lecturer
Advisor: Sports Broadcasting

Instructor Mike Mitchell brings more than 30 years of Broadcast Production experience to his BECA classes.


Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy

Lecturer

Scott Patterson

Scott Patterson

Professor

Dr. Patterson's primary teaching responsibility is in the area of interactive media technologies and research.


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Nancy Sami Reist

Professor
Advisor: Theory, Environmental Communication
Email: sami@sfsu.edu

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
Research Interests: Innovative Techniques in Sports Production for Television and the Web

Sakovich recently completed 42 years as faculty 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.


Corless Smith

Emerita
Research Interests: Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts, Communication, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Social Media

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


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Miriam Smith

Associate Professor
Advisor: Media Management, 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.


Larry Whitney

Emeritus
Research Interests:

Michelle Wolf

Michelle Wolf

Professor
Research Interests: Uses & Effects of Electronic Media, Media Literacy, Identity Construction & Self Conception, Media Representations of Class, Disability, Gender, Geography, Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Body Image, Media Power & Control, Advisor: Media Effects, Theory, Pop Culture

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.


Herb Zettl

Herb Zettl

Emeritus
Research Interests: Media Aesthetics, Video Production, 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
Research Interests: Aesthetics, Video Production, International Communication, 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.