Degrees: B.A., Loyola Marymount University; MACTM, Cleveland State University
Expertise: Multimedia production; Narrative and storytelling media effects; persuasive messaging, research methods & design
Mr. Weaver instructs students in Video Production and Multimedia Production, Multimedia Journalism, Communication Research Methods, Media Literacy, history of American Electronic Media, and the growing intersections of Communication, Technology, & Society. He serves as the faculty advisor to JCTV-4, the Department’s television experiential learning group.
His areas of focus cover multimedia production in field and studio environments, narrative and storytelling, media effects (psychological impacts of media immersion), persuasive messaging, and research methods/design. His research interests include the phenomenology of media, psychological and social impacts of media technology, media business structures and their relationships to content, and the relationship between narrative and our understanding of the social world.
He is currently working toward the completion of his doctoral dissertation, studying the experience of drone warfare as a mediated communication phenomenon.