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Susan Polster

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Journalism & Communication

Professor

Professor

Contact Information

DialPhone: 435-613-5213
SendEmail: susan.polster@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, adult education and technology, University of Wyoming, 2002
History of Two-Year Colleges in Utah
BS, PR and Advertising, (Art), University of Utah
MS, Instructional Technology, Utah State University
Other, communication, (education), Brigham Young University

Biography

Starting career in ad agencies and PR, and evolved into teaching journalism classes and advising The Eagle newspaper.


Teaching Interests

History of mass communications, editing, media writing, computer graphics (Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), newspaper production, advertising and English.

Research Interests

History of two-year colleges.

Awards

Outstanding Engaged Scholar, 2007

State of Utah Campus Compact

College Educator of the Year, 2006

American Federation of Teachers

Outstanding Accomplishment, 1998

Utah State University

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Fact Sheets

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - Curriculum

          * Has not been peer reviewed

          Publications - Journal Articles

            * Has not been peer reviewed

            Publications - Literary Journal

              * Has not been peer reviewed

              Publications - MultiMedia

                * Has not been peer reviewed

                Publications - Technical Reports

                  * Has not been peer reviewed

                  Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                    Publications - Other

                      Magazine/Trade Publication

                    • Polster, S.A, (2018). USU Eastern Alumni Magazine. *
                    • Polster, S.A, USU Eastern Magazine. *

                    * Has not been peer reviewed

                    Scheduled Teaching

                    JCOM 1800 - Communication Graphics, Spring 2021

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Spring 2021

                    JCOM 1050 - Newspaper Production, Spring 2021

                    JCOM 2080 - Newspaper Production, Spring 2021

                    JCOM 2988 - Special Problems, Spring 2021

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Fall 2020

                    JCOM 1040 - Newspaper Production, Fall 2020

                    JCOM 2070 - Newspaper Production, Fall 2020

                    JCOM 2988 - Special Problems, Fall 2020

                    JCOM 1800 - Communication Graphics, Spring 2020

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Spring 2020

                    JCOM 1050 - Newspaper Production, Spring 2020

                    JCOM 2080 - Newspaper Production, Spring 2020

                    JCOM 2988 - Special Problems, Spring 2020

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Fall 2019

                    JCOM 1130 - News Writing, Fall 2019

                    JCOM 1040 - Newspaper Production, Fall 2019

                    JCOM 2070 - Newspaper Production, Fall 2019

                    JCOM 2988 - Special Problems, Fall 2019

                    JCOM 1800 - Communication Graphics, Spring 2019

                    JCOM 2977 - Cooperative Education, Spring 2019

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Spring 2019

                    JCOM 1050 - Newspaper Production, Spring 2019

                    JCOM 2080 - Newspaper Production, Spring 2019

                    JCOM 2988 - Special Problems, Spring 2019

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Fall 2018

                    JCOM 1130 - News Writing, Fall 2018

                    JCOM 1040 - Newspaper Production, Fall 2018

                    JCOM 2070 - Newspaper Production, Fall 2018

                    JCOM 2988 - Special Problems, Fall 2018

                    JCOM 1800 - Communication Graphics, Spring 2018

                    JCOM 2977 - Cooperative Education, Spring 2018

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Spring 2018

                    JCOM 1050, 1500 - Newspaper Production, Spring 2018

                    JCOM 2080 - Newspaper Production, Spring 2018

                    JCOM 2988 - Special Problems, Spring 2018

                    JCOM 2977 - Cooperative Education, Fall 2017

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Fall 2017

                    JCOM 1130 - News Writing, Fall 2017

                    JCOM 1040 - Newspaper Production, Fall 2017

                    JCOM 2070 - Newspaper Production, Fall 2017

                    JCOM 2988 - Special Problems, Fall 2017

                    JCOM 1800 - Communication Graphics, Spring 2017

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Spring 2017

                    JCOM 1050 - Newspaper Production, Spring 2017

                    JCOM 2080 - Newspaper Production, Spring 2017

                    JCOM 2988 - Special Problems, Spring 2017

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Fall 2016

                    JCOM 1130 - News Writing, Fall 2016

                    JCOM 1040 - Newspaper Production, Fall 2016

                    JCOM 2070 - Newspaper Production, Fall 2016

                    JCOM 2988 - Special Problems, Fall 2016

                    JCOM 1800 - Communication Graphics, Spring 2016

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Spring 2016

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Spring 2016

                    JCOM 1050 - Newspaper Production, Spring 2016

                    JCOM 2080 - Newspaper Production, Spring 2016

                    JCOM 2988 - Special Problems, Spring 2016

                    JCOM 1130 - Beginning Newswriting for the Mass Media, Fall 2015

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Fall 2015

                    JCOM 1040 - Newspaper Production, Fall 2015

                    JCOM 2070 - Newspaper Production, Fall 2015

                    JCOM 2988 - Special Problems, Fall 2015

                    JCOM 1800 - Communication Graphics, Spring 2015

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Spring 2015

                    JCOM 1050 - Newspaper Production, Spring 2015

                    JCOM 2080 - Newspaper Production, Spring 2015

                    JCOM 2988 - Special Problems, Spring 2015

                    JCOM 1130 - Beginning Newswriting for the Mass Media, Fall 2014

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Fall 2014

                    JCOM 1040 - Newspaper Production, Fall 2014

                    JCOM 2070 - Newspaper Production, Fall 2014

                    JCOM 2988 - Special Problems, Fall 2014

                    JCOM 1800 - Communication Graphics, Spring 2014

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Spring 2014

                    JCOM 1050 - Newspaper Production, Spring 2014

                    JCOM 2080 - Newspaper Production, Spring 2014

                    JCOM 2988 - Special Problems, Spring 2014

                    JCOM 1130 - Beginning Newswriting for the Mass Media, Fall 2013

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Fall 2013

                    JCOM 1040 - Newspaper Production, Fall 2013

                    JCOM 2070 - Newspaper Production, Fall 2013

                    JCOM 1800 - Communication Graphics, Spring 2013

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Spring 2013

                    ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Spring 2013

                    JCOM 1050 - Newspaper Production, Spring 2013

                    JCOM 2080 - Newspaper Production, Spring 2013

                    JCOM 1130 - Beginning Newswriting for the Mass Media, Fall 2012

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Fall 2012

                    ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Fall 2012

                    JCOM 1040 - Newspaper Production, Fall 2012

                    JCOM 2070 - Newspaper Production, Fall 2012

                    JCOM 1800 - Communication Graphics, Spring 2012

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Spring 2012

                    ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Spring 2012

                    JCOM 2080 - JCOM 2080, Spring 2012

                    JCOM 1050 - Newspaper Production, Spring 2012

                    JCOM 1130 - Beginning Newswriting for the Mass Media, Fall 2011

                    JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Fall 2011

                    ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose, Fall 2011

                    JCOM 1040 - Newspaper Production, Fall 2011

                    JCOM 2070 - Newspaper Production, Fall 2011


                    Graduate Students Mentored

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                    History of mass communications, editing, media writing, computer graphics ( Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator ), newspaper production, advertising and English.

                    History of two-year colleges.

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