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Introduction to Me

Photo of my three kids at Zoo Tampa.
We spend many a summer day at Zoo Tampa. A fun place for friends and family.

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 course work 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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