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Craig A. Stark, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communications
Phone: 570-372-4358
Office Location: Apfelbaum Hall - Rm 100

Academic Credentials:
PH.D., Pennsylvania State University
M.A., Stephen F Austin State University
B.A., Univ of North Texas

Stark has been teaching in the Department of Communications at Susquehanna University since 2006, and has taught courses in audio and video production, critical analysis of emerging media, media history, and sports media. He has also taught courses outside of the department, including Perspectives and Writing & Thinking, and is the academic advisor for many students in the department. He also serves the department as faculty advisor for WQSU FM-HD, and has been known to be on the air from time to time.

His research interests lie in the areas of radio history and production, critical media analysis, political economy of communication, transmedia production and management, sports media, and gaming and interactive media. Several of his authored and co-authored publications can be found online. Stark is also the co-author (along with Sam Sauls, Ph.D.) of the Audio Production Worktext, a nationally recognized textbook in the field of audio production. His current publication and research work include a book chapter on HD Radio and localism, and historical research on radio broadcasting at Penn State University in the early 20th century.

Prior to coming to Susquehanna, Stark worked at Penn State University and Sam Houston State University. His professional experience includes stints at several radio stations in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Maryland as well as video production in Texas. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, baseball, video games, playing disc golf, ukulele lessons, and gardening


  • COMM-100 Grammar for Communicators
  • COMM-101 Essentials of Digital Media
  • COMM-171 Introduction to Media
  • COMM-182 Writing for New Media
  • COMM-277 Audio Production & Media Performance
  • COMM-371 Broadcast Advertising
  • COMM-379 Interactive and Gaming Media
  • COMM-382 Intermediate Digital Multimedia Product
  • COMM-383 Intermediate Digital Multimedia Product
  • COMM-471 Critical Analysis of Emerging Media
  • COMM-481 Media Law
  • COMM-500 Sports Media
  • COMM-502 Individual Investigation
  • ENGL-100 Writing and Thinking
  • PRDV-104 Perspectives

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