|Name James Chesebro|
|Books Analyzing Media: Communication Technologies as Symbolic and Cognitive Systems|
James W. Chesebro is Distinguished Professor of Telecommunications in the Department of Telecommunications at Ball State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1972.
- Previous educational institutions
- Professional service
- Other awards
Previous educational institutions
Dr. Chesebro has taught at several institutions, including:
In the discipline of communication, Dr. Chesebro has specialized in the study of media as symbolic and cognitive systems. Since 1966, he has maintained a sustained focus on dramatistic theory, methods, and criticism with specific applications to television and computer-mediated communication. Since 1981, this orientation has been extended to all media systems, with conceptual attention devoted to media literacy and media technologies as communication and cognitive systems, a perspective reflected in both his teaching and research.
Dr. Chesebro has published several books, including
Dr. Chesebro has published over 100 articles in communication journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Critical Studies in Mass Communication, Communication Monographs, Communication Education, and Text and Performance Quarterly as well as the Journal of Popular Culture and the computer science journal Intel’s Innovator.
The Eastern Communication Association has also presented him with its most prestigious awards including its “Everett Lee Hunt Scholarship Award” in 1989 and again in 1997, identified him one its “Distinguished Research Fellows” in 1996 and “Distinguished Teaching Fellows” in 1998. In 1993, he received the National Kenneth Burke Society’s Distinguished Service Award and its National Kenneth Burke Society’s “Life-Time Achievement Award” 1999. At Indiana State University, he was awarded the President’s Medal for “exemplary performance as a faculty member” in 1999 and was identified as the 2001 Distinguished Professor of the College of Arts and Sciences.