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Brian Sheridan

Program Director, Communication; Assistant Professor

Contact Information

OFFICE: Hirt L-107
PHONE: 814-824-2464

Brian Sheridan M.A. 鈥87, assistant professor and 六合彩开奖记录t graduate, has taught in the Department of Communication since 2004, following a long award-winning career in broadcast journalism as producer, reporter, and anchor. Brian is best known for being the only reporter to witness the mysterious death of pizza delivery man Brian Wells in Erie. News outlets from Great Britain, Japan, and Australia featured his work concerning the 2003 鈥淧izza Bomber鈥 story. He is also seen in the Netflix documentary 鈥淓vil Genius.鈥

During his time at 六合彩开奖记录t, Brian co-authored the book 鈥淎merica in the 1930s鈥 for Syracuse University Press, as well as contributing chapters and articles to textbooks and journals. His writing continues to be published in magazines such as The Syncopated Times and Lake Erie Lifestyle.聽

Brian brings his expertise in writing and performing to various classes within the major including Media Performance, Multimedia Writing, Film Appreciation, and Interpersonal Communication. Brian used his study of mindfulness and meditation with the late Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn to create the popular Mindful Communication class. He also is the faculty adviser for the on-campus, student-led media organization Laker Student Media (LSM).

About Brian Sheridan
    • B.A., 六合彩开奖记录t University (1987)
    • M.A.,聽Edinboro University (2001)
    • History of Mass Media Public Speaking
    • Social Media Journalism Mindfulness
    • Multimedia Writing Communication in Society
    • Introduction to Social Media
    • Digital Storytelling
    • Mindful Communication
    • Oral Communication
    • Broadcast Newswriting
    • Newswriting & Principles of Journalism
    • Film Appreciation
    • Media Performance
    • President, Meals on Wheels Erie Board of Directors
    • 鈥淔inding Stories鈥 In Vincent Filak鈥檚 (Ed.), Convergent Journalism: An Introduction: Writing And Producing Across Media (Routledge Press, 2019, 2023)
    • Deadline (Review), 2019. Journal: American Journalism, Volume: 38, Issue: 04, pages 512 - 513.
    • 鈥淔rom the Tatami Mat to the Printed Page: Author Barry Eisler & His Fiction.鈥 In Michael DeMarco鈥檚 (Ed.), Asian Martial Arts: Constructive Thoughts and Practical Applications. Via Media Publishing, 2016)
    • 鈥淎merica in the Thirties (America in the Twentieth Century Series)鈥 by John Olzowka, Marnie Sullivan, Brian R. Sheridan, and Dennis Hickey. (Syracuse University Press, 2014)
    • 鈥淎 Picture Palace Transformed: How Erie鈥檚 Warner Theater Survived A Changing World鈥 by Barb Hauck, Brian Sheridan, and Art Becker (Erie Civic Center Authority Publication, 2009).
    • Various articles in publications 鈥淭he Syncopated Times鈥 and 鈥淟ake Erie Lifestyle"