Dr. Ross Collins
Hogoboom Endowed Professor
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Office: Minard 338-B14
Phone: (701) 231-7295
Spring 2015 office hours: 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, and by appointment.
I received my Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1992. I have been teaching at NDSU since 1993. In addition to my instructor's role, I coordinate the department's interdisciplinary major and minor in New Media and Web Design. I also am senior editor of the university's publishing division, the Institute for Regional Studies Press.
As a media historian, my research specialties cover World War I (1914-1918), United States frontier journalism during the Long Drive Era (1866-1890), and French journalism, concentrating on the Third Republic (1871-1940). Recently I published a book considering children's activities during the world wars, Children, War and Propaganda.
I teach a variety of mass communication subjects including editing, photography, design, media history and several online classes.
This fall, I am teaching COMM 313: Editorial Processes and COMM 421: History of Journalism. I will teach COMM 230: Basic Photography for the Mass Media and COMM 431: Communication Ethics in the spring.