School of Communication

Detail for School of Communications Faculty and Staff

Phil Hoffman, Ed.D.

Phil Hoffman, Ed.D.

Title: General Manager, Z-TV
Office: Kolbe 331
Phone: 330-972-6217
Email: phil1@uakron.edu
Website: http://philrhoffman.foliohd.com

Research Accomplishments

Creative Activity:

2011- “Hammer on Steel: Bad Boys & Genius” and “Hammer on Steel: The Concert”

2010- “Who Shot Rock?” Emmy Award nominated doc including interviews with legendary rock photographers from around the globe.

2009- “Turn Blue: The Short Life of Ghoulardi.” Winner of two Emmy Awards for Director and Editor.

2006- Emmy Award Nominee “If You’re Not Dead, Play!!”

2005- Telly and Videographer Award Winner. “Akron: Do You Remember?”

2003- Emmy Award nominee, Telly award winner, Videographer Award winner. “It’s Everything and Then It’s Gone.”

2002- Telly Award winner. “A Simple Life”

2001- Emmy Award nominee, Telly Award Winner. “Floating on Air”

1997- Telly Award winner. “A Day in the Life of a High School”

 Professional Experience:

General Manager, WAPS-FM & TV

Producer, Director, Reporter, WAKC-TV/WAKR-AM/WONE-FM.

Producer, Director, Crew- ESPN, ABC, BBC Air Talent, News, WKDD-FM/WSLR-AM

Conferences, Publications and Presentations:

2008 “But Are We Really Friends? Online social networks and community among college students.” Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Akron.

2008 “HD Transition in Documentary Production/Delivery,” BEA Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

2007 “New technologies. New trends. New careers. Transforming Teaching to Prepare the Next Generation of Broadcast and Post Production Professionals,” BEA Conference, Las Vegas, NV. Panelist with Joe Misiewicz, Ball State University.

2006 “More Effective and Efficient Use of Resources through Collaborative Production Environments," BEA Conference, Las Vegas, NV. Panelist with John J. Gallagher, Media Center Director, Borough of Manhattan Community College, David D. Kurpius, Associate Dean, Louisiana State University, & Jonathan Satriale, Journalism Technology Manager, Emerson College.

2005 “Teaching Collaboration Using Nonlinear Editing Systems," IDMAA Conference, Miami of Ohio, Ohio. Panelist with Dennis Keeling, Columbia College Chicago.

2005 Teaching Collaboration Using Nonlinear Editing Systems," UFVA Conference, Columbia College, Chicago. Panelist with Norm Hollyn, University of South California and Dennis Keeling, Columbia College Chicago.

2004 “The Media Calling: Responding to a Crisis,” Child and Family Leadership Exchange conference, Akron, Ohio.

2003 “Media Relations and Leadership: A Critical Evaluation," Leadership Akron conference, Akron, Ohio.


Governor, NATAS. National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Lower Great Lakes Chapter, 2006-2010. Elected by membership of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Lower Great Lakes Chapter. Position involves serving as chair of education committee, developing targeted programs to increase student involvement in NATAS.

Vice-President for Electronic Communication The Akron Press Club, 2002-2003. Elected by membership of the Akron Press Club. Position involves creating dynamic online presence for the Akron Press Club and creating enhanced electronic communications to members. The Press Club is charged with coordinating scholarship programs for journalism students in a five-county area, and also creates television programs with newsmakers from Northeast Ohio.

Vice-President for Membership, The Akron Press Club, 1999 - 2001. Elected by membership of the Akron Press Club. Directed annual membership drives, increasing membership in Press Club during each of the three years of service.

Vice-President for Northeast Ohio Region National School Public Relations Association, Ohio Chapter, 1998 - 1999. Served as adviser to Ohio board of NSPRA in the coordination of agency, K-12, and private sector activities, and in the formulation of the organization’s overall policy for membership development.


Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of Akron
M.A., Communication, University of Akron

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