Mark Mattheis, Assistant Professor in Communication, believes in a "hands-on" approach to teaching television production. Starting on day one students in the broadcasting concentration make use of the fifteen million dollars' worth of equipment in the Center for Applied Technology, better known as the CAT Studios. Moving to WCU in 2008, Mark has also developed new courses that take cameras out of the studio and on locations where live multi-camera production takes place. Each semester expands the professional horizons of broadcasting students. It may be football, concerts, dramatic performances, or news stories, but all students are placed in real world situations creating quality work for clients. Mark has a decade of experience in high-education teaching in Indiana, Oklahoma, and administration in Ohio. He also has three decades of professional experience starting his career in 1983 at CNN in Atlanta as a cameraman, working free-lance for networks, and operating his own production company creating programs that traveled the world. Be sure and sign-up for Comm 255-TV 1 and see for yourself the power of television. It is open to all students on campus regardless of their major. Once you understand what it takes to make television programs, you will never "just watch" TV ever again.
Department of Communication
Assistant Professor - Broadcasting
Office Address: Stillwell 240
- M.A., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale