Eastern Michigan University
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Geoffrey D. Hammill

Professor of Electronic Media and Film Studies

Geoffrey D. Hammill 714-E Pray Harrold




  • PhD - Mass Communication, Bowling Green State University, 1987
  • MA - Radio-TV-Film, Bowling Green State University, 1974 
  • BS - Journalism, Bowling Green State University, 1970

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • Popular Culture Association
  • National Association of Media Literacy Education
  • Broadcast Education Association

Representative Courses Taught

  • CTAT 130 - Introduction to Electronic Media
  • CTAT 236 - History/Criticism of Television
  • CTAT 241 - Radio/Television Announcing
  • CTAT 334 - Radio/Television Newswriting
  • CTAT 336 - Media Literacy
  • CTAT 336 - International Media Systems
  • CTAT 446 - Contemporary Problems in Electronic Media


  • Internship Coordinator for EMFS majors
  • Advising Coordinator for EMFS majors/minors


Geoffrey Hammill is a native of Lorain, Ohio and has spent his life in Ohio, Indiana and, since 1987, Michigan.  He has taught at Lorain County Community College and Indiana State University in addition to being a teaching graduate student at Bowling Green State University. He has been a professional educator since 1973, focusing on radio/TV/film production and criticism. His current academic focus is Media Literacy, the study of how media messages are received and used by the audience. Its goal is to "disarm the messenger."

He has presented several papers at the Popular Culture Association and Broadcast Education Association conferences.  He has also represented the program at the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

A professional educator and academic, Dr. Hammill has been a member of the EMU community since 1987 and he's been a full Professor since 1997.