There is only one thing College of Communication
Professor Kenneth Creech would like Butler students to learn -
never stop learning. "That's the key to being successful in the
world of electronic media, and our whole curriculum is built around
giving students the hands-on type of experience and equipment they
need to continue lifelong learning, and appreciate the fact that
this industry is constantly evolving,"
Dr. Creech practices what he preaches because his own career in
the world of electronic media bespeaks his commitment to learning
and changing. He graduated with a degree in history from the
University of Cincinnati. His desire to grow and change led him to
pursue post-graduate study at Wayne State University in Detroit.
There he studied media law and policy as a mass communication major
and earned the Ph.D, While in Detroit, he worked in radio news and
became an expert in communications law and policy.
He went on to manage KUCA-FM at the University of Central
Arkansas and also worked in commercial radio news and sports. In
1979 he moved to the University of Southern Indiana where he
founded university radio station WSWI and chaired the
communications department, comprised of radio, television,
journalism, public relations, theatre and speech.
His desire to learn and grow continued when he came to Butler in
1989. As the industry changed, so did the department. Dr. Creech
oversaw the move from Butler's radio station, WAJC, to its
television station, WTBU, and from Telecommunication Arts to Media
Arts. Now the Digital Media & Recording Studies Program in
the College of Communication encompasses the whole gamut of
media arts: broadcast, Web design, multimedia production, video and
audio, audio recording, law and regulation. "This program offers
one of the most realistic views of what is going on in the world of
electronic media, and our students get the opportunity to refine
their creative talents, acquire the skills they need to succeed and
prepare themselves for lifelong learning," he says. "I guess the
biggest challenge and exhilaration is keeping up with it all."
Dr Creech has written numerous articles on media law and policy
and is the author of Electronic Media Law and Regulation,
published by Focal Press, now in its fourth edition.
View Dr. Creech's campus directory