LECTURER AND DIRECTOR OF THE MEDIA ARTS MINOR/LIVING LEARNING CENTER
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.
What your faculty did this summer:
Izumi Ashizawa remounted "Mysterious Lake" at Long Island Children's Museum, was in on-going rehearsals for "Le Chemine des Reves" in Montreal, and served a guest tutor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
Mallory Catlett is working on: Circling the Center by Nene Humpphey to be performed on October 12, 13, and 14 in NYC and DECODER 2017 with text by William Burroughs to be performed December 3rd at La Mama in NYC.
Amy Cook finished her manuscript on casting and an essay on Shakespeare, language and cognition.
Steve Marsh worked with scientists across the country leading Improvisation workshops and Media training for the Alda Center in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Philadelphia, Denver, at UC Santa Barbara, Cornell University and Cold Spring Harbor Labs.
Deb Mayo acted in "After," a yet- to- be released web series written by and starring one of our graduates, Joshua Schubart.
Ken Weitzman was a writer-in-residence at the New Harmony Project where he developed two new plays and then co-lead a two-week workshop with playwright Naomi Iizuka at the Sewanee Writers Conference at the University of the South.
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