I often use this quote to motivate my students:


"The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows.


It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.


You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life.


But it ain’t about how hard ya hit.

It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.


How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”

                                                           –  Rocky Balboa


               And then, I follow up with this:


"True wisdom comes to each of us when

we realize how little we understand about life,

ourselves, and the world around us. "  

                                                                   - Socrates


Recent Highlights

AEJMC  - Virtual Conference 2021
Panel Discussion:

Teaching Skills Courses Online

Mass Comm & Society and Electronic News divisions

Friday, Aug. 6, 9-10:30 a.m. CDT (online)


G-Men Heroes or Deep State Thugs 

Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture

July, 2021, Vol. 21 (Issue 1): pp. 58 – 80

ISSN: 1070-8286

Favorite Award Winning Project

Faculty Video Competition - BEA

18 Holes with Jimmy Hanlin - Chambers Bay

Won Regional Emmy

           Sports - Daily or Weekly Program (2015)

This episode aired nationally on Fox Sports One.

Dean Cummings was the producer/writer/editor of 18 Holes with Jimmy Hanlin.  

The show continues to air nationally via Fox Regional Sports Networks.

Thank you Fox SportsTime Ohio and Jimmy Hanlin! 

The Script:

Eagle Fund - Promotional Video

Award of Excellence

Broadcast Education Association (2017)