Dr. Chuck Hoy arrived at Mansfield University in fall 2004 and teaches Mass Media, Oral Communication, Writing for Broadcast and other courses within broadcasting and communications. Previously, he was at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, Grambling State University in Louisiana, and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Dr. Hoy obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Radio/Television from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 1981. He also received his Master’s of Arts degree in Public Visual Communication with a broadcasting emphasis from the same institution in 1984 and his Doctorate in Communications (Broadcasting) in 1997 from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Dr. Hoy spent time working with companies such as Marvel Comics Group in International Television Program Marketing and Development and International Licensing; The United States Information Agency (Worldnet and Voice of America) at the Foreign Press Center in New York City; and Audio Visual Techniques as a manager in corporate multimedia production.
Chuck Hoy is active in the Broadcast Education Association and other professional organizations. He has numerous conference paper presentations and several publications in the area of gay and lesbian media studies. He has also won a production award from the Broadcast Education Association for his work on a series of environmental radio programs.
During the spring 2004 Dr. Hoy participated in a pilot program called the Academic Collaborative Initiative created in conjunction with the United States Agency for International Development and Bowling Green State University. The program brought together academics in communications and professionals in foreign government service in Zagreb, Croatia. For his efforts Dr. Hoy received a Presidential Service Award.
At Mansfield University Dr. Hoy has worked with other broadcasting faculty in revising the broadcast curriculum and securing grants and other funding for improving and updating the broadcast equipment and facilities. He also serves as an advisor to the GLO.
During the Fall Semester 2007, Dr. Hoy participated in the academic exchange program with Volgograd State University. He accompanied four Mansfield University students to Russia and taught classes in American Media to Russian students at VSU.
Dr. Hoy has overseen the relocation of the radio station’s production and on-air studios to new facilities in the student center. Dr. Hoy co-hosts a weekly radio show on WNTE titled: “We Interrupt this Program.” Each week Dr. Hoy and his student co-host highlight a different campus or community individual who is making a difference.
Dr. Hoy serves as a member of Honors Council and as the faculty representation to the Student Government Association. Dr. Hoy’s work with students on a diversity of individual projects has led to their professional development and growth in the field of broadcasting.