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Brian J. Wardyga, Ed.D.

Brian Wardgya

Office: Brennan Library, G04F

Tel: 617-243-2238

Email: bwardyga@lasell.edu

Pronouns: He/Him

Degrees:

  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Liberty University
  • M.S. Television, Boston University
  • B.A. Communication, Bridgewater State College

Courses:

  • COM 101 Understanding Mass Media
  • COM 203 Effective Speaking
  • COM 215 Radio Production
  • COM 217 Video Production
  • COM 218 Digital Video Editing
  • COM 304 TV Studio Production
  • COM 307 Understanding Video Games
  • COM 312 Digital Audio Production
  • COM 313 Digital Filmmaking
  • COM 328 Video Games and Culture
  • COM 418 Media Literacy
  • COM 703 Communication Research
  • COM 731 Video Production
  • FYS 103 First Year Seminar: Video Games

Biography:

Dr. Brian J. Wardyga has taught in higher education since 2002. Beyond his 17+ years with Lasell University, he has previously taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Boston University, Curry College, Fisher College, and University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Professionally, Dr. Wardyga has more than 10 years experience working for three different Boston market TV studios. He worked for five years at WCVB-TV (ABC5) as a stage manager and computer graphics technician for programs such as Chronicle, City Line, Commitment 2000, The Evening News, Eye Opener News, Jerry Lewis Telethon, Midday News, Patriots Pregame Show, Patriots 5th Quarter, and the PGA Tour. Brian worked another five years as an associate director for WLVI-TV (WB56) on programs such as Keller At Large, New England Stories, Patriots SportZone Kickoff, The Sports Zone, and The Ten O'Clock News. Finally, he served as a post production assistant at WGBH (PBS2) on the Building Big documentary series.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Wardyga, manages his own multimedia firm, WARDYGA. His professional vita includes work for organizations such as Bernie & Phyl's Furniture, Borders Books & Music, The Boyds Collection Ltd., GlaxoSmithKline and Ty, Inc. 

What is your teaching philosophy for Lasell courses?

“It is of equal importance for me not only to determine what content to teach, but also the most effective means of instruction. My strategies are derived from current media trends and feedback from my students, which I encourage regularly. The teaching methods I employ are augmented with variety and the underlying theme of how the material can be practically applied to each student's career path. Students in my courses understand that they're not only in class to earn a decent grade; they're in it to contribute to the world in meaningful ways.”

Do you have a blog/website?

http://wardyga.com

Do you have any publications/links you would like students to be made aware of?

Wardyga, B. “A Relationship between Text Message Volume and Formal Writing Performance on the SAT Writing Test.” Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 3.2 (2013): 1-30.

Wardyga, B. “A Relationship between Text Message Volume and SAT Writing Test Scores.International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2.19 (2012): 1-17.

Wardyga, B. “A Relationship between Text Message Volume and Formal Writing Performance on the SAT.Journal of Mass Communication and Journalism, 2.9 (2012): 1-6.

Wardyga, B. The Video Games Textbook, 1st edition. A K Peters/CRC Press/Taylor & Francis. August 8, 2018. ISBN-10: 0815390890 | ISBN-13: 978-0815390893