Rick Sheridan is an assistant professor of communications at Wilberforce University in Ohio, and has also lectured at Stanford, California State University and at the Chautauqua Institute. Rick also works as a journalist. His news and feature articles have been published by the Chicago Sun-Times, St. Petersburg Times, New Orleans Times-Picayune, UPI, etc. Rick has a doctorate in communications, and he specializes in making complex materials more fun and understandable.
Doctor of Technology (D.Tech) in Media, Language and Communication, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa, (2010). Dissertation topic: The Language of Digital Learning. (Published by ProQuest). DUT is one of the largest universities in Africa with 23,000 students. I received a “full ride” scholarship (PGDS).
Master of Arts (M.A) Theatre and Media Arts, University of Kansas (1988). Summary: I completed courses in: photojournalism, broadcast performance, foreign communication systems, documentary film, corporate television, public relations seminar, etc. My thesis project: social inventions television (prototype).
Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) American Studies, University of Kansas (1985). Summary: I completed courses in: magazine publishing (magazine writing, design and management), basic & advanced journalism, public relations, editorial writing, newspaper production, visual communication, etc. I also wrote for the student newspaper and produced a weekly radio program.