College of Arts & Sciences Media & Journalism

Michelle Van Maanen

Michelle Van Maanen
Assistant Professor
Media & Journalism, College of Arts & Sciences
UNM Al Neuharth Media Center 151E
Phone: 605-677-5478
Bio:
I am the Department Chair of the Media & Journalism Department and an Assistant Professor in Journalism, Digital Media and Mass Communication Theory. I have over 20 years of professional experience in journalism, television & radio management, as well as public relations & outreach. I have served the Contemporary Media & Journalism Department at USD since 2002. Since January, 2011, I have been serving as the Department Chair.
Teaching Interests:
Multiplatform Journalism, Mass Communication Theory, Media Ethics, Media Writing, Public Relations and Media Management
Research Interests:
Media & Journalism Curriculum & Instruction; Media Promotion; Social Networking & Journalism
Education:
  • EDD, Educational Administration, The University of South Dakota, 2006
  • MA, Mass Communication Theory, The University of South Dakota, 1991
  • Graduate Work , Journalism , University of Wyoming , 1985
  • BA, Speech: Broadcast Management & Journalism , University of Northern Iowa, 1982
Grants:
  • Poynter Institute Journalism Workshop Grant, The Poynter Institute, (2009 - 2009)
  • Bush Grant, Center for Teaching & Learning, (2008 - 2009)
  • Journalism Training Grant, Northwest Broadcast News Foundation, (2008 - 2009)
  • Facebook and Youtube: Tools for Getting Your Message Heard, Bush Grant/Center for Teaching & Learning, (2008 - 2008)
Awards and Honors:
  • President , Northwest Broadcast News Association, 2012
  • Golden Grid Award, PBS Television Programmers Association, 2002
  • Regional Emmy , National Academy for Television Arts & Science, 2001
  • First Place, National Education Telecommunications Association (NETA), 2001
  • Outstanding Graduate School Alumni Award, University of South Dakota/CMJ Department, 1999
  • Newscaster of the Year, Associated Press, South Dakota, 1992
  • Newscaster of the Year, Associated Press, South Dakota, 1990
  • Reporting & Anchoring Awards, Associated Press Competition, South Dakota, 1989
  • Reporting Awards, Wyoming Press Association, 1983
Presentations:
  • Van Maanen, M., Winters, N., Vandegrift, G., Lyden, T. (2011, April). Great Interviewing Techniques. Presented at the Midwest Journalism Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota .
  • Walton, C., Van Maanen, M., O'Callaghan, R. (2010, October). How NOT to get hired. . Presented at the National Student Media Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Van Maanen, M. (2010, April). Can't We All Just Get Along?. Presented at the Midwest Journalism Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Van Maanen, M. (2010, April). Great Interviewing Techniques. Presented at the Midwest Journalism Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Walton, C., OMalley, M., Van Maanen, M. (2009, April). Social networking and news. . Presented at the Broadcast Education Association's National Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Walton, C., OMalley, M., Van Maanen, M. (2009, April). Using Facebook to Promote Student News to Undergraduates. . Presented at the Broadcast Education Association's National Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Van Maanen, M. (2009, February). Must We Talk About Embarrassing Subjects in Public? . Presented at the American Association of Behavioral Social Sciences 12th Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Walton, C., Van Maanen, M., OMalley, M. (2008, November). Social Networking, Blogs, and You Tube: Getting your message heard.. Presented at the National Communication Association's National Conference, San Diego, California.
  • Van Maanen, M., Mark, H. (2008, October). Don't take No for an Answer!. Presented at the National College Media Convention, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Walton, C., Van Maanen, M., OMalley, M. (2008, October). Using Social Networking Sites to Promote Student Video News.. Presented at the National College Media Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Van Maanen, M. (2008, March). Getting a Great Interview. Presented at the Midwest Journalism Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Van Maanen, M. (2007, October). Television Critiquing: Show & Tell . Presented at the National College Media Convention 2007, Washington D.C. .
  • Van Maanen, M. (2007, October). Broadcast Interview 101: What Makes a Great On-Air Interview. Presented at the National College Media Convention 2007, Washington D.C. .
  • Van Maanen, M., Ward, M. (2007, October). How Not to Get A Job in Broadcast News!. Presented at the National College Media Convention 2007, Washington D.C. .
  • Van Maanen, M., Walton, C. (2006, October). Creating Successful Promotions: Make your station a success.. Presented at the National College Media Convention 2006, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Van Maanen, M. (2006, October). Television Critiquing: Show & Tell . Presented at the National College Media Convention 2006, St. Louis, Missouri.