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Dr. Michael R. OGDEN
Professor & Director, Film & Video Studies Program

Central Washington University
Department of Communication
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7438 USA

phone: (509) 963-1067
    fax: (509) 963-1060

 
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Education:

Ph.D. 1993 - University of Hawai'i (Political Science)
M.A. 1986 - University of Hawai'i (Communication)
B.A. 1982 - George Fox College, Newberg, Ore. (Communication Arts)


Certification:

1996 - AVID™ Media Composer Editing, Avid Technology, Inc.
1986 - Graduate Certificate, Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai'i


Teaching:

Manage and instruct courses/seminars in video & multimedia production techniques/aesthetics and communication law and policy; advise students, supervise student interns, engage in scholarly/creative activities, and participate in department and university committee work.


Research:

Political economy of information & communication technology; communication law & policy; documentary; media's role in & impact on indigenous societies (esp. Pacific Islands); information & communication technology; alternative futures.


Professional Membership(s):

Broadcast Education Association (BEA); National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS, Northwest Chapter); National Broadcasting Society (NBS, Alpha Epsilon Rho); University Film & Video Association (UFVA).


Recent Publications:

"Teleconferencing." In A. Grant & J. Meadows (Eds.), Communication Technology Update, Pp. 321-335. Boston, MA: Focal Press (2002).

"Telecommunications & Electronic Networks," and "Broadcast Media." In K. Fortune (Exec. Editor) Encyclopedia of the Pacific Islands. Canberra: Australian National University Press (2000).

"Islands on the Internet." The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs, (Fall 1999), 11, (2), 451-465. Reprinted (January 2000) in PTR: Pacific Telecommunications Review, 21, (2), [http://www.ptc.org/pubs/ptr/4q99/ogden.html].

"Catching Up to Our Digital Future? Cyberdemocracy versus Virtual Mercantilism." In R. Vincent & K. Nordenstreng (Eds.), Toward Equity in Global Communication, Pp. 103-139, Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press (1999).

"Communications." with S. Layton, in M. Rapaport (Ed.), The Pacific Islands: Environment & Society, Pp. 405-418, Honolulu, HI: Bess Press(1999) .

"Technologies of Abstraction: Cyberdemocracy and the Changing Communications Landscape." In C. Alexander & L. Pal (Eds), Digital Democracy: Policy and Politics in the Wired World, Pp.63-86, Toronto: University of Oxford Press (1998).

"Envisioning 'New' — Buying 'Used': Are the Pacific Islands Caught Between Alternative Communication Futures?" (February/March 1998), Futures: The Journal of Forecasting, Planning and Policy, Vol. 30, No. 2 & 3, Pp. 147-160.

“Uncertain Futures: Changing Paradigms & Global Communications," with M. Tehranian (February/March 1998), Futures: The Journal of Forecasting, Planning and Policy, Vol. 30, No. 2 & 3, Pp. 199-210.

"Electronic Power to the People! Who is Technology's Keeper on the Electronic Frontier?" (1996, June/July), Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Vol. 52, No. 2 & 3, Pp. 119-133.

"Pacific Islands, Information Technology & Universal Access: It's Not Just About Wires" (1995, October), Australian Development Bulletin, No. 35, Pp. 19-22.


Recent Video & Multimedia Productions:

Co-producer & FCP editor (2003). Journalism Workshop: News Camera. [TRT 0:36:08] Interview/discussion with Adam Sotelo, photojournalist with KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA. National Broadcasting Society’s 2004 National Convention, Professional Production Competition, Honorable Mention (Video Instructional, Corporate or Training).

Producer, Director & Narrator (2003). Promotional Video. [TRT 0:02:30] Introduces the various instructional activities of the Chuuk Culture and Education Program of the College of Micronesia—FSM, Chuuk Campus.

Co-producer, Director & FCP editor (2003). Serek Sefa’l [Sailing Back]. [TRT 0:21:36] Chuukese language documentary on the arrival of a traditional Chuukese voyaging canoe and the revival of traditional navigation. Produced for the Chuuk Culture and Education Program of the College of Micronesia—FSM, Chuuk Campus, Weno, Chuuk State, FSM.

Co-producer, Director & FCP editor (2003). Serek Sefa’l [Sailing Back]. [TRT 0:19:35] English subtitled version of the above.

Producer, director & FCP editor (2001). CWU/AISES 2nd Annual Intertribal/Exhibition Powwow. [TRT 0:26:40] event recorded live at CWU Nicholson Pavilion, Ellensburg, WA in association with Ellensburg Community Television and CWU/AISES.

Producer, director & FCP editor (2001). John Trudell & the Bad Dog Band. [TRT 0:56:20]
concert event recorded live at Davis High School Auditorium, Yakima, WA in association with Ellensburg Community Television and CWU/AISES.

Co-producer, director & AVID™ editor (2000). Heart Speak with John Trudell. [RT 0:56:17] documentary video produced in association with 'Olelo Community Television funded by the Hawaii Community Foundation and the Peoples' Fund.

Co-producer, director, co-scriptwriter & AVID™ editor (2000). Grafting Black Pearls. [RT 0:14:17] part two of an instructional documentary video series for the Pacific Aquaculture Development Program, UHM Sea Grant/SOEST, Honolulu, HI.

Producer (1999). Year in Japan. [RT 0:06:54] promotional and recruitment video for UHM Study Abroad Center, Honolulu, HI.

Producer & on-camera talent (1998). Introduction to Off-line Editing. [RT 0:44:20] instructional video for the UHM, Department of Communication, Honolulu, HI.

Co-producer, co-scriptwriter & AVID™ editor (1997). Producing Black Pearls. [RT 0:21:29] part one of an instructional documentary video series for the Pacific Aquaculture Development Program, UHM Sea Grant/SOEST, Honolulu, HI.

Introduction to Multimedia [www2.hawaii.edu/~ogden/com337/]. 1st Place Online Media (instruct/train category), Broadcast Education Association’s 3rd Annual Interactive Multimedia Juried Competition (2000, April).

Telecommunication Concepts & Technologies [www2.hawaii.edu/~ogden/com330/]. 2nd Place Online Media (instruct/train category), Broadcast Education Association’s 2nd Annual Interactive Multimedia Juried Competition (1999, April).


Biographical "Blurb:"

Dr. Michael R. Ogden is an Associate Professor of Communication, Film & Video Studies at Central Washington University. Dr. Ogden received his Ph.D. in Political Science (1993; Political Economy of Technology & Alternative Futures) and his M.A. in Communication (1986; Telecommunication Policy) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His B.A. is in Communication Arts (1982; major: TV Production, minor: Sociology) from George Fox College (now University!) in Newberg, Oregon. Dr. Ogden served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Fiji from 1982-84 where he taught educational media at the University of the South Pacific. He also worked as a Research Intern at the East-West Center in 1984 on a study of national policy toward minority cultures in the Asia-Pacific, and again from 1986 to 1988 on a social benefit-cost analysis of telecommunications. From 1988 to 1994, Dr. Ogden was an Instructor at the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawaii where he taught courses and made several educational/documentary videos on Micronesia. In 1992, Dr. Ogden spent six months at the National Institute of Multimedia Education in Chiba, Japan as a Foreign Visiting Researcher analyzing the social impact of satellite based distance education. From 1994 to 2000, Dr. Ogden was a faculty member and Undergraduate Chair of the Department of Communication, University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he continues to teach courses in the Internet-based Telecommunication & Information Resource Management (TIRM) graduate certificate program. Dr. Ogden has over two decades of research and consulting experience focusing on issues of communication policy, technology impact and broadcast media. He has published many journal articles, book chapters and made several documentaries dealing with the special challenges of development in Pacific Island microstates and on the social-political impact of communication technologies in society and on indigenous communities.

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