Dr. Phyllis Scrocco Zrzavy

Chair, Visual and Performing Arts Division
Professor of Mass Communication, Media Studies

• Ph.D., American Culture Studies, Concentration Media Studies, Bowling Green State University
• M.Ed., Miami University
• B. Philosophy, B.S. Education, Miami University
• Post-Graduate Coursework at Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of New Hampshire
• Post-Graduate Coursework at the Department of Comparative Media Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
• 2005 Professor of the Year for Teaching Excellence for the State of New Hampshire
• 2005 Inducted in the Education Hall of Fame, Department of Education, Concord, NH
• 2005 Recipient of the NHHEAF Scholar Award
• Past Member, National Board of Directors, ACME Media Association
• Research Fellow, First in the Nation Project, Marlin Fitzwater Center

Dr. Zrzavy has taught Media Studies courses within the Mass Communication Department since 1988. In addition, she has held a teaching appointment at Regents College in London, England, and has lectured at the University of Graz, Austria. She is a member of the Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME), the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), and the National Telemedia Council.

In recognition of her achievements, Dr. Zrzavy was named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and has been listed in the Who’s Who of International Business and Professional Women.

Her research interests focus on the examination of gender representations in media, as well as the application of media literacy to broader educational settings.

Course Responsibilities in the Department:

Advanced Media Studies Seminar
Communication, Media, and Society
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Communication Theory
Media and Culture
Media Criticism
Principles of Media Literacy
Senior Seminar Capstone Course
Understanding Film
Women in Media Representation

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Dr. Phyllis Scrocco Zrzavy, Professor of Mass Communication at the Marlin Fitzwater Center.

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Office: Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication
Phone: (603) 899-4041