Megan Mullen

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Interim Associate Dean

College of Arts and Humanities

Department of Communication

University of Wisconsin-Parkside
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53141-2000

262-595-2464 (office)
262-595-2271 (fax)

Curriculum Vitae


Spring 2013 Office Hours:
Monday, 2:00-3:00 PM and by appointment

Spring 2013 Courses:

COMM 430: Cyberspace Communication Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-4:52 PM

Academic Background:

B.A. (French/German) from Bucknell University; M.A.(Canadian Studies) from Carleton University; M.L.S. (Information Science) from the State University of New York at Albany; Ph.D. (Radio-Television-Film) from the University of Texas at Austin.

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Cable television history and programming
  • Digital media
  • Political economy of the U.S. media industries
  • Oral history and media
  • Online teaching and learning
  • Web 2.0 and social networking

Select Publications:

"Demystifying Some Momentous Changes: Richard R. John, Network Nation," Technology & Culture, January 2012

Television in the Multichannel Age: A Brief History of Cable Television (Blackwell, 2008)

Television in the Multichannel Age (book cover)

"The Moms 'n' Pops of CATV" in Cable Visions, Sarah Banet-Weiser, Cynthia Chris, and Anthony Freitas, eds. New York University Press, 2007.

"Cable Television's Forgotten Pioneer: William Calsam and the Founding of Oneonta Video," Media History 13:1 (April 2007).

The Rise of Cable Programming in the United States: Revolution or Evolution? (University of Texas Press, 2003),
John and Joan Goddard Cable Center Book Award, 2004

The Rise of Cable Programming in the United States (book cover)

"The Simpsons and the Hanna-Barbera Legacy" in Leaving Springfield: The
Simpsons and the Possibility of Oppositional Culture, John Alberti, ed. (Wayne State Universtiy Press, 2003).

"The Fall and Rise of Cable Narrowcasting," Convergence, Spring 2002.

"Distant Signals from the Future: A Case Study of Eastern Microwave and Its Operations in the Northeast During Cable's Pre-Satellite Era" in Quarterly Review of Film and Video, issue on regional and non-network television history, Mark J. Williams, Guest Editor, Summer 1999.

"The Pre-History of Pay-Cable: An Overview and Analysis," Historical Journal of Film, Radio,and Television, March 1999.



Last updated: Feb. 9, 2013