Norm Prusslin



BA English, Stony Brook University                                                                                                                                MA Communications Studies, Queens College

Norm Prusslin is Director of the Media Arts Minor and Faculty Advisor to SBU student media organizations. He teaches THR 117- Media Analysis and Culture, THR 277- The Media Industry, THR 298- Student Media Leadership and coordinates internship, independent study and readings courses for students in the minor.

Prof. Prusslin has been a staff/faculty member at SBU since 1973 and has been a faculty member in the Department of Theatre Arts since 1981. He is the founding General Manager of WUSB-FM, the University's non-commercial radio station and has served as Director of the Interdisciplinary Arts Minor/Living Learning Center. He serves as faculty coordinator of the annual SSK Student Arts Festival.

Prof. Prusslin is the Co-Founder of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and serves as a member of LIMHoF's Board of Directors. He is Chair/President Emeritus of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System and Board Member Emeritus of the Press Club of Long Island. He is an active member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television Digital News Association, the Broadcast Education Association, College Media Advisers and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

An alumnus of Stony Brook University (B.A. English '73) and Queens College (Graduate Program in Communications Studies,''76), Prof. Prusslin has taught media and journalism courses at Five Towns College on Long Island.

Prof. Prusslin is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award, the SBU Presidential Award and the SBU Lifetime Achievement in Advising Award. He has be recognized for his service to the Long Island music community as a recipient of LIMHoF's 'Long Island Sound Award' and for his service to the Long Island journalism community as a recipient of PCLI's Phil Spahn award.



Izumi Ashizawa

Best of 2014
"Best Directors of a Play
in Professional Theatres"
See images of
Izumi's show Kwaiden

Mallory Catlett

named as recipient of the
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
2015 Grants to Artists
"Performance Art/Theatre"


Theatre Arts graduate (2008)

Katelyn Gleason

makes Forbes 30 Under 30
"Healthcare Innovation"

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