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John Hochheimer Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty, Radio, Television, and Digital Media

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Ph.D. at Stanford University, 1986
M.A. at Stanford University, 1982
B.A. at California State University, Northridge, 1978

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Dr. John L. Hochheimer is the founder of the journalism program at Ithaca College and an internationally published media scholar. His professional media experience includes work as a news reporter, producer, and on-air personality on radio stations in New York, Boston and Los Angeles. He also worked as a union driver for the motion picture and television industry in Hollywood. With a doctorate in communication from Stanford University, Hochheimer's areas of expertise include community radio, global media, media studies pedagogy, media history, spirituality and education, and popular music.

Hochheimer earned a bachelor's degree in political science at California State University, Northridge. He received his master of arts degree at Stanford. Prior to holding an associate professorship at Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communications, Hochheimer was an assistant professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa. He also taught at Stanford, San Francisco State University, at universities in Germany and Romania, and at Semester at Sea. He is the editor of two books, author of numerous papers and has organized conferences around the world. He hosts the weekly jazz radio program "Rhythm in Bloom" on WSIU.

Interests

Community radio, global media, media studies pedagogy, media history, spirituality and education, popular music.