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David Schaefer



Professor/College Radio (Christian Format) Faculty Adviser and VO Talent; Former Commercial Radio Announcer (Top-40/CHR, A/C, Country, Oldies, Jazz); Christian Radio Drama VO Talent; Audio Tours




British, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)

Special Skills



Dr. David J. Schaefer (Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2001) is a Professor and chair in the Department of Communication Arts at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio. In the 1980s and 1990s, he worked as a children's program producer in public television and as an announcer and newscaster for several commercial radio stations in the midwest. Beginning in 1995, he produced an international radio program, Franciscan University Connections, for the EWTN/WEWN global network. He currently is the advisor for the campus radio stations WFRScc and WFENcc.

He has taught undergraduate courses in digital audio/video production, media literacy, film history and theory, Indian cinema, international communications, web design, and media theory, and graduate courses in critical-cultural theory and Indian cinema. He specializes in research on popular Indian (Hindi) cinema, digital media competency/literacy, and global/intercultural communication. He has presented numerous conference papers and published journal articles and book chapters on several of these topics.

He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, the International Communication Association, the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship, the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre, and serves on the Board of Directors for Urban Mission Ministries. In addition, he is a Fulbright scholar and was awarded a lecturing-research grant to Singapore in (Phone hidden). While on sabbatical in (Phone hidden), he served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where he was co-director of the Indian Film Research Project that has been supported by grants from Nanyang Technological University and Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Recent Publications:
Schaefer, D. and Karan, K. (Eds.). (2013). Bollywood and Globalization: The Global Power of Popular Hindi Cinema. London: Routledge.

Karan, K. and Schaefer, D. (2012). Media industries, hybridity, and marketing: Globalization and expanding audiences for Indian cinema. In Roy, A. & Huat, B. (Eds.), Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. Pp. 238-259.

Schaefer, D. and Karan, K. (2012). Bollywood and soft power: Content trends and hybridity in popular Hindi cinema. In Roy, A. (Ed.), The Magic of Bollywood: At Home and Abroad. New Delhi: Sage. Pp. 57-80.
Schaefer, D. & Dervin, B. (2011). Online learning in discussion groups. In Biswas, R. & Martin, C. (Eds.), User-driven healthcare and narrative medicine: Utilizing collaborative social networks and technologies. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Pp. 276-293.

Schaefer, D. & Karan, K. (2010). Problematizing Chindia: Hybridity and Bollywoodization of popular Hindi cinema in global film flows. Global Media and Communication, 6(3), 317-322.

Schaefer, D. and Dervin, B. (2009). From the dialogic to the contemplative: A conceptual and empirical rethinking of online communication outcomes as verbing micropractices. Ethics and Information Technology, 11(4), 265-278.

Phang, A. and Schaefer, D. (2009). Is Ignorance Bliss? Assessing Singaporean Media Literacy Awareness in the Era of Globalization. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, 64(2), 156-172.

Recent Courses Taught:
Com 341 -- Radio Production I
Com 442 -- Digital Multitrack Audio Production II
Com 329 -- सिनेमा का भरत (Cinema of India)
com 345 -- Independent Digital Filmmaking
Com 254 -- Radio/Television Scriptwriting
Com 381 -- Writing for Interactive Media
Com 326 -- Global Media
Com 328 -- Film Analysis and Theory



B.A. RTV, Southern Illinois University
M.A., Telecommunications, Southern Illinois University
Ph.D., Communication, The Ohio State University



Sennheiser 421; AKG-414 TLII; KM-84; NTK; SM+Beta 57; SM-58; RE-20; RE-50

Computer & Software

Protools; Audition; Strike; Hybrid; Xpand2!; Transfuser; Autotune; Db-33; MachFive3; Velvet; Elastic Audio; etc.

Special Equipment

Mackie; Tascam; MOTU; Digidesign; Alesis

Delivery Methods


Turnaround Time

One week

Service Description

Voice-over Announcer; Voice Actor; HD and SD Stereo and Surround Recording Engineer and Supervisor; Remote+Live Production; Studio Production; Stereo+Surround Mixdown and Mastering.


"I DJ for [a Country Station] in California. Since it is a dual-frequency station, it's market is extensive! . . . . I love what I do. Not only do I get to plan events, but I make proposals, maintain equipment, production, programming, on-air staff and a slew of other jobs! I'ts true what you said in class that you have to be a "jack of all trades" in order to succeed in this business. Thank you [Dr. Schaefer] for all of your hard work and dedication in teaching me, for without my education, I would not be where I am today."
--Email received from a recent graduate

Former Student Employed at a Country Station in California

“[The] Professors gave a good backbone and support on the programs and we go to dive in on projects. . . . Dr. Schaefer is extremely good with audio, so it’s a well-balanced department.

Comment from a Graduating Communication Arts Senior....

Voice Over Clients

EWTN/WEWN Global Network; CIL-FM/WCIL-AM; WDQN-AM/FM; WRAJ-FM; WSIU-TV 8/WUSI-TV 16; Franciscan University

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