My Introduction

2017 Outback Bowl attendees enjoy the Gators win.

Dr. Richard F. Gaspar is a full Professor of Mass Communication and has taught for 20+ years. He has been recognized as a site level, county level and state level teacher of the year. He earned his
A.A. at Hillsborough Community College, B.A. at the University of Tampa, M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of South Florida, Developmental Education Certification at Appalachian State University, and he has completed post-doctorate certificates and coursework at the universities of Florida, South Florida, Missouri and Memphis. He has sponsored the Hillsborough Community College student publications the “Hawkeye,” “Triad,” and “Galeria” and the Hawk Media Club for the past 12 years. He has published works in newspapers, magazines, textbooks and online. He has worked on television sets (SHAMU TV), commercials, radio and television. He is an active member of the Society of Professional Journalists, College Media Advisers, Associated Collegiate Press, Florida College System Publications Association, and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. For the past eight years, he has judged national publications contests and served as a critique adviser for student publications. He has attended numerous state, national and international journalism and mass communication conferences. In 2011, he was honored as the 10th recipient of the CMA Distinguished 2-Year Magazine Adviser Award. In 2015, he was honored with CMA Distinguished 2-Year Newspaper Adviser Award.

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