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Donald G. Godfrey
  Donald G. Godfrey, Ph.D., Professor, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University.
King Family Foundation Awards   King Family Foundation Awards. From left: Charles J. Brucia; Mike Donovan, King Family Foundation; Donald G. Godfrey, Festival Committee Chair; and (front left) Louisa Nielsen, BEA Executive Director.

Academic Service at Arizona State Since 1987

Cronkite School Faculty Secretary, 1992-1999.
Cronkite School Scholarship Committee, 1993-1999.
Cronkite School Curriculum Committee, 1990-1992.
Graduate Faculty, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Communication, 1993-present.
Elected member of the Executive Committee 2000.
Cronkite School Graduate Admissions Committee, 1992-1994.
Cronkite School United Way Chairperson, 1988-89 & 1989-90.

Tenure and Promotion Reviewer: Southern Illinois University, 1993; University of Illinois, 1993; Temple University, 1994; Brigham Young University, 1994; University of Kansas, 1995; University of Tennessee, 1995; West Virginia University, 1995; Iowa State University, 1996; University of Oregon, 1997; University of Utah, 1997; Iowa State University, 1997; University of Georgia, 1998; Marist College, 1998; Bradley University 1998. Bowling Green State University, 1999; The University of Oklahoma, 1999; Southern Illinois University, 1999; The University of Missouri, St. Louisa (Distinguished Teaching Professor), 2000; Washington State University, 2000.

External Reviewer: Southern Illinois University, College of Communication and Fine Arts, Department of Radio & Television, Fall, 1992.

Judge for National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Local Emmy Award Competition. National Blue Ribbon Committee, 1974 and local Emmy judge, 1990.

Judge for Video One, statewide video competition, 1990.

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Student Committee Advisor, 1989 to 1993.

Philo T. Farnsworth Papers, facilitated additional family papers deposit at Hayden Library Special Collections. Also Farnsworth Sculpture for Cronkite School Reading Room, 1990. Additional primary paper donated from Farnsworth family to Library, 1997. Papers from biography research donated, 2001.

Hook Radio Programs, "Western Business," facilitated the access of the programs for the Hayden Library, 1989.

Academic Professional Service

Juried Articles Reviewer: Journalism History, August, April, 2000; February, October & December 1998; December 1997. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, November 1997; May 1998; April 1999; November 1999; March 2000: October 2000. Journalism and Mass Communications Monographs, May 1996. Journalism History, Fall 1994, January 1995; September, 1995, July 1996. Journal of Communication manuscript review, 1993. American Journalism, August, 1996; April 1997; January 1999; December 1999; October 2000.

Book Manuscript Reviews: Stay Tuned, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, 2000. Iowa State University Press, Women in Local Television, 2000; BYU Press, Regional Studies in Church History: Canada, 1998. Longman, Introduction to Telecommunications, 1997; Longman, Perspectives in Communications, 1997; Duke University Press, Expanding the Vistas: American Television in the Kennedy Years, 1993. University of Alberta Press, Canadian Television Policy and Board of Governors, 1958- 1968, 1991; Mayfield Publishing, Changing Hands, 1989; Wadsworth Publishing, Stay Tuned, 1988.

Juried Convention Paper Reviews: AEJMC History Division, 1994; AEJMC Law Division, 1994,1995. BEA History Division, 1994, 1995; BEA News Division, 1993, 1994, 1995. BEA Management Division, 1994, 1995, 1996; AJHA Research Committee, 1994, 1995, 1996. Southeast Colloquium of AEJMC, 1999.

American Journalism, Member of Editorial Board, 1985 to Present.
Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, member of Editorial Board, 1998 to Present.

"The BEA: A Year In Review," President's Report, 45th Annual Awards Banquet, Broadcast Education Association, April 2000, Las Vegas.

Service Awards Ceremony," Master of Ceremonies, Broadcast Education Association, April 2000, Las Vegas.

BEA Awards Luncheon Speaker, BEA Past President, Recognition Award presented to Norm Medoff. April 1999.

Featured Speaker, "Talking Back To Your Television," Queen Creek Kiwanis Club, February 10, 1998.

BEA Awards Luncheon Speaker, Distinguished Education Service Award presentation and introduction of Pat Cranston, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington, BEA April 1994.

Featured Guest, "National Radio -- YUSA," Yesterday USA Satellite Superstition, Live Call-in Talk, November 7, 1993.

Featured Remarks, "Mrs. Philo (Pem) Farnsworth," AJHA Awards Reception, Distinguished Contributions Awarded to Mrs. Farnsworth, AJHA Convention, Salt Lake City, October 7, 1993.

Featured Speaker, "Utilizing Video to Enhance Marketing," Truly Nolen, National District Managers Meeting, January 23, 1993.

Featured Speaker, "Video in Marketing," Truly Nolen National Sales Managers Meeting, Fall, 1992.

Featured Speaker, Valley Professionals, "Small Business Advertising," December 19, 1990.

Featured Speaker, Scottsdale Jewish Community Center, "Old Radio: Fun and Frolic," May 20, 1990.

Speaker for Women In Education, Maricopa Community Colleges, April, 1987.

United Broadcast Schools Advisory Board, 1986 to 1991.

"Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah: Oral History Project," Historical Methods Consultant, 1985.

"Oral History: Preserving Your Heritage, " Featured Speaker, Tucson Genealogical Society Convention, 1982.

"Oral and Visual History," Convention Seminar Conducted, Arizona Genealogical Society Convention, 1982.

Professional Memberships & Service

Broadcast Education Association, Board Member. 1994-present.
Immediate Past President, 2000-2001.
Board President, 1999-2000.
President Elect, 1998-1999.
Vice President for Academic Relations, 1998-1999.
Secretary-Treasurer, 1997-1998
Executive Committee Member, 1997- present
Finance Committee Chair, 1997-1999.
Public Relations Committee Chair, 1997-1999.
Minority Writing Program Task Force, Chair, 1999-2001.
Farnsworth Scholarship Development, 1998-2001.


Broadcast Education Association, 1972-present.

News Division, Chair, 1993-1995
Broadcast Journalism, Vice Chair, 1992-93
History Division, Chair, Vice Chair & Editor, 1989-92
History Division, Member
Production Division, Member
Sales & Management Division, Member

Council of Communication Associations, 1998-1999.
President, 1999.

Video Review Editor, Journalism History, with Craig Allen, 1994-2001.

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Phoenix, 1988-92.

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, 1988-92 & 98 to Present.

American Journalism Historians Association, 1988 to Present

Radio-Television Committee, Co-chair, 1989-1991
Research Committee - 1988-present
Publications Committee, Chair, 1991
Awards Committee, Chair, 1993-1995

The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, Member, 1988-present.

Mormon History Association, Member, 1993-present.

International Television Association (ITVA), 1997 to present.

National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), 1997 to Present.


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