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Aaron Furgason, Ph.D.

  • Chair
  • Associate Professor
  • Adviser, WMCX 88.9FM
  • First Year Adviser

Department: Communication

Office: Plangere Center 220

Phone: 732-263-5254

Email: afurgaso@monmouth.edu


Education

Ph.D., Rutgers University

M.A., Emerson College

B.A., Monmouth University

Research Interests

Radio and music industry trends and their impact on society 

Scholarly Articles

In the editing stage and then sent to Journal of Audio and Radio Studies for review: The response by terrestrial radio to satellite radio entry into the audio marketplace.

In the writing stage: What can we learn about 1990s music industry from rock stars autobiographies.

Presentations/Invited Talks

Upcoming conference presentations: Monmouth University’s Race Conference- When House Music met Hip Hop.

Fall 2018, The Beatles White Album: An International Symposium: Presenter- The White Album and Progressive Rock Radio- A Match Made in Heaven

Fall 2018, Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association: Presenter- Live Music, Nostalgia & Alternative Rock Radio

External Affiliations & Community Engagement

Adviser to four Communication High School internships at WMCX

Attended the virtual IBS Radio Conference

Intercollegiate Broadcasting Society

College Media Association

New Jersey Broadcasters Association

Cultural Studies Association

National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

Awards and Honors

Candidate for Distinguished Teacher of the Year, 2019-2020

National Finalist –Outstanding Faculty Adviser- 2017- Intercollegiate Broadcasting System

Courses

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Fall

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in Radio – CO 262
  • Media Literacy – CO 155

2022 Summer B

  • Radio Operation Practice – CO 377
  • Topics in Film – CO 318

2022 Spring

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in Radio – CO 262
  • Radio Station Management – CO 376

2021 Fall

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in Radio – CO 262
  • Radio Production – CO 102

2021 Summer E

  • Radio Operation Practice – CO 377

2021 Summer B

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in Radio – CO 262
  • Radio Operation Practice – CO 377
  • Topics in Film – CO 318

2021 Spring

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in Radio – CO 262
  • Media Literacy – CO 155
  • Radio/Television Career Preparation – CO 217

2020 Fall

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in Radio – CO 262
  • Media Literacy – CO 155
  • Radio/Television Career Preparation – CO 217

2020 Summer E

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in Radio – CO 262
  • Radio Operation Practice – CO 377
  • Topics in Film – CO 318

2020 Summer B

  • Radio Operation Practice – CO 377

2020 Spring

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in Radio – CO 262
  • Media Analysis – CO 367
  • Radio/Television Career Preparation – CO 217

2019 Fall

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in Radio – CO 262
  • Media Literacy – CO 155
  • Radio/Television Career Preparation – CO 217
  • Talk About Pop Music! Pop Music and Your First Year – FYCO 112

2019 Summer E

  • Radio Operation Practice – CO 377
  • Topics in Film – CO 318

2019 Summer B

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in Radio – CO 262
  • Radio Operation Practice – CO 377

2019 Spring

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in Radio – CO 262
  • Music Promotion – CO 373
  • Radio/Television Career Preparation – CO 217

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in Radio (CO 262)
  • First Year Seminar (FY 101)
  • Introduction to Radio Production (CO 102)
  • Journalism/pr Career Preparation (CO 216)
  • Media Analysis (CO 367)
  • Media Co-Curricular Practicum in Radio (CO 262)
  • Media Literacy (CO 155)
  • Radio in the Music Industry (CO 373)
  • Radio Operation Practice (CO 377)
  • Radio/Television Career Preparation (CO 217)
  • The Music Industry (CO 373)
  • Topics in Film (CO 318)
  • Working With Audio (CO 102)