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Christopher A. Goble

Academic Biography:
Chris Goble started his media career early in life. Beginning as a Disc Jockey at a local station while in high school, He spent 12 years spinning records for adoring fans. Chris earned his M.A. in Speech Communication/Radio TV from Eastern Illinois University in 1996. Since then he has worked as News Director/Instructor at Northern Illinois University’s student television center in DeKalb, IL. After three years, Chris left to become an Instructor in media at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, IA. After another three years, he went to work at WQAD-TV in Moline, IL as a News Videographer. In 2003 Chris became Night Manager/Distance Technology Manager at Western Illinois University in the Quad Cities. In the Fall of 2004 Monmouth College decided to give this farm boy from Central Illinois a go as an instructor in media technology and advisor to MC-TV.

On the personal side, Chris is married and has a daughter. He not only teaches media but pursues media as a hobby. He enjoys movies, TV and old radio shows. His DVD collection is excessive (this information comes from his wife Susan) and he is always willing to discuss the appalling nature of Greedo shooting first in Star Wars Special Edition. Chris enjoys a good joke (as this bio should indicate) and hopes students always realize his door is open.

Research Interests:
Media History, Media Programming, Creative Writing

Courses Taught:
COMM 101 Fundamentals of Communication
COMM 115 Radio Workshop
COMM 116 Television Workshop
COMM 263 Radio/Television Production
COMM 365 Media Production
COMM 367 Layout and Design

B.A. Eastern Illinois University 1995
M.A. Eastern Illinois University 1996

Contact Info:
Office: Rm 310 Wallace Hall