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Kimb Massey, PhD, is a Professor of Radio-Television-Film for the Television Radio Film and Theatre (TRFT) Department at San José State University in California. She holds a BS in Radio-Television Film from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA in Broadcast Communication from San Francisco State University, and a PhD in Communication from the University of Utah.
Prior to her academic career, Dr. Massey was involved in politics working for the Texas House of Representatives. She has professional broadcasting experience--both public and commercial--in sales, programming, and audience research in addition to multimedia production, testing, and research. Outside of the academy, Dr. Massey consults on Internet Strategy, Marketing, and Design.
Dr. Massey has written several books on subjects including media production, media criticism, and media in culture. She has published numerous communication conference papers, several communication articles, and book chapters. In addition, Dr. Massey’s publication record includes numerous pedagogical materials such as Web sites, study guides (printed and electronic), media literacy guides, and digital audio podcasts.
Dr. Massey also has international teaching and consulting experience. She has participated in SJSU's Bath Study-Abroad Program in 1992, 1997, and 2001. She taught multimedia at Bath City College in England while consulting with Real World Multimedia (Peter Gabriel’s brainchild), where she directed audience testing and instrumentation for their CD-ROM release entitled Ceremony of Innocence, which was based upon Nick Bantock’s Griffin and Sabine trilogy. Dr. Massey also taught courses at the prestigious Hannover Institute of Communication, Music and Theatre in Germany. In the 1990s, Dr. Massey was awarded a Distinguished American Lectureship Grant by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, where she lectured on topics related to New Media and Multimedia in the United States.