Associate Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
Office Hours:Monday, 2:00-3:00 PM, and by appointment
Megan Mullen earned a B.A. in French (with an emphasis in Canadian Studies) from Bucknell University, an M.A. in Canadian Studies from Carleton University, a Masters of Information Science from the State University of New York at Albany, and a Ph.D. in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin.
Her research interests are in television history and analysis, with a particular focus on the history of cable television in the United States. Her first book, The Rise of Cable Programming in the United States: Revolution or Evolution?, was published by the University of Texas Press in 2003. This book won the John and Joan Goddard Cable Center Book Award in 2004. Her second book, Television in the Multichannel Age: A Brief History of Cable Television, was published by Blackwell Publishing in 2008. She has also written a number of articles, book chapters, essays, and book reviews. In 2005-06, she was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship. She is also the recipient of the 2009-10 UW-Parkside Research and Creative Activity Award.
Dr. Mullen directed UW-Parkside’s Humanities Program from 2001-2008, and she currently chairs the Communication Department. Her areas of teaching include media history and analysis, advertising, children and the media, the U.S. media industries, and comparative media systems. She currently advises the Parkside Association of Communicators (PAC) and UWP-TV.
Spring 2013 Office Hours:
Monday, 2:00-3:00 PM and by appointment
Spring 2013 Courses:
COMM 430: Cyberspace Communication Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-4:52 PM
"The Moms 'n' Pops of CATV" in Cable Visions, Sarah Banet-Weiser, Cynthia Chris, and Anthony Freitas, eds. New York University Press, 2007.
"Cable Television's Forgotten Pioneer: William Calsam and the Founding of Oneonta Video," Media History 13:1 (April 2007).
The Rise of Cable Programming in the United States: Revolution or Evolution? (University of Texas Press, 2003),
John and Joan Goddard Cable Center Book Award, 2004
"The Fall and Rise of Cable Narrowcasting," Convergence, Spring 2002.
"Distant Signals from the Future: A Case Study of Eastern Microwave and Its Operations in the Northeast During Cable's Pre-Satellite Era" in Quarterly Review of Film and Video, issue on regional and non-network television history, Mark J. Williams, Guest Editor, Summer 1999.
"The Pre-History of Pay-Cable: An Overview and Analysis," Historical Journal of Film, Radio,and Television, March 1999.
Last updated: Feb. 9, 2013