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Associates Electronic Media



EM Faculty and Staff


Don Moore
Associate Professor, Director of Electronic Media
Degrees:  BA, University of Kentucky
MA, Ohio University
Don Moore is a tenured, associate professor and is director of the Electronic Media program at Ohio University Southern Campus.  Don’s scholarly focus has taken him throughout the United States and around the world producing a documentary about Japanese War Brides.  This research, along with his study of sports media, brings real-world examples to his classroom.  Don can be found most weekends with students teaching multi-camera production at sporting events, concerts, parades, or crossing the country with students interviewing award winning media professionals.  He is a member of the Broadcast Education Association. He most recently served as the Chair of the Sports Division, and is an active participant in the Small College Division.  In 2007, Don received the Outstanding Administrator Award for his work with Southern’s Electronic Media program.  Prior to his tenure at the Southern campus, he was instrumental in the start-up of two television stations in Kentucky and Ohio.
Courses taught:

Intro to Electronic Media
Intro to Video Production
Aesthetics in Digital Media
Special Topic in Electronic Media – Sports Production
Advanced Video Production
Media Workshops



David H. Surgalski
Lecturer, Associate Director Electronic Media
BS, Penn State University
MA, Ohio University
Dave is an Instructor and the Associate Director of the Electronic Media Program. He brings a wide variety of industry experience to the program, spending 9 years in municipal management and nearly 20 years in senior management in the Cable Television industry and has been teaching at Ohio University for the past 15 years. 
His duties also include Program Director of OKTV , the educational access channel administered by Ohio University serving over 60,000 in Ohio and Kentucky. Dave has also serviced the local broadcast industry as a consultant, and testified before the FCC on Cable/Broadcast issues.
Dave is a two term past president of the Kentucky Cable Television Association and has been a presenter at the National Cable Television conventions. He also serves as the Academic Advisor to the Electronic Media Club.
Courses Taught:
Intro to Electronic Media
Advertising and Sales
Media Analysis and Criticism
Electronic Media Workshops
Independent Study
Media as a Business
Technical basis of Telecommunications






Brian Corea
Associate Lecturer
BS in Telecommunications, Oral Roberts University
MA in Communication, Morehead State University                
Brian Corea has been a faculty member in the Electronic Media program since January 2000.  Before coming to Ohio University Southern, he spent over 20 years in the media field, primarily in radio.  He has worked at various radio stations from Ashland, Kentucky to Tulsa, Oklahoma and held a variety of management and production positions.  Brian brings that real-world experience into the classroom to help EM students become adequately prepared for the challenge of working in audio and radio related jobs. 
In 2006, he developed OUS Radio, an internet radio station that streams 24/7 and allows EM students to get hands-on experience doing actual radio production.  Brian is the play-by-play announcer for various EM sports productions, including local high school football and basketball games that are produced by the students in the EM program.  He also has a background in live event audio production and is the media director at his church, which has over 1000 members. 
Brian’s experience allows him the unique ability to teach across three separate academic disciplines – Electronic Media, Journalism, and Communication. 
Courses taught:
Intro to Audio Production
Media Performance
Broadcast News
News Distribution Systems
International Media
Audio Workshops
Media Writing
Precision Language
Fundamentals of Human Communication
Public Speaking



Norman J. Beebe
Senior Volunteer


Norman came to the University as volunteer after retiring from Allied Signal Corporation.  Through a educational program called “Television, by and for Seniors,” Norm quickly became active in the Electronic Media program.  Norman produced, directed, and edited “Senior Happenings” which ran several years on the local cable system.  Other productions he has been involved with include political debates, local talk show, parades and much more.  Norman currently works with graphics for Ohio University Southern cable channel and the OUS information system.


Tina Canter
Administrative Associate
Tina Canter is the Administrative Associate for the Electronic Media Program.  Tina has been with OHIO University for over 10 years.  Prior to joining the Electronic Media Team, Tina worked for 20 years as a travel agent.  She received her travel certification from Southeastern Academy School of Travel and Tourism in Kissimmee, FL., in 1989. She is currently working towards an Associate’s Degree in Office Technology from OHIO University.