Douglas (Doug) Croft '03 Professor of Practice in Communication Arts
Office: Strebel Student Center 201C Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Phone:(315)-792-3066
Brief Biography: Originally from LeRoy, New York, 'Doug' found his way to Central New York in the Fall of 1999 when he enrolled at Utica College as a Communication Arts major. While at Utica College he participated in student campus media, including The Tangerine newspaper and WPNR-FM. He held several positions at WPNR-FM, including Student Station Manager. Upon commencement in 2003, Doug returned to Western New York to pursue his graduate degree while interning with local media, the Rochester Americans (AHL), and the Rochester Knighthawks (NLL). In 2006, he received a Master of the Arts degree in Communication Studies from the State University of New York at Brockport. His research primarily focused on media bias, particularly the perception and subsequent treatment of indigenous communities due to the media's cultural influence. In the Fall of 2006, Doug returned to Utica College to take on what has developed into his current position as the Chief Operator and Advisor to WPNR-FM; as well as a Professor of Practice in the Communication and Media major. He consistently teaches a cycle of several classes at Utica College; including the Radio Practicum, Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Public Speaking, Introduction to Media Criticism, Broadcasting and the Public Interest, etc. Outside of the classroom and WPNR-FM, he is also the Scholarship Advisor (and brother) to the Omicron Phi Chapter of Alpha Chi Rho national fraternity. Doug resides in East Utica with his wife Megan and dog Lola. He's passionate about music and is an avid Buffalo Bills super-fan.