Dr. Fred Owens

Part-time Faculty
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Dr. Fred Owens II.

Part-time Faculty


Bliss Hall 2010

phone: (330) 941-1855



Fred Owens

Professor in the Department of Communication


  • PhD: Kent State University

Recent Publications

  • The Good Humor Radio Hour (Producer)
  • Producer-director of numerous television programs
  • 2-time Emmy Award nominee for Homework Express
  • Speeches by Black Americans (Dickenson Publishing)
  • Concepts in Communication (Allyn and Bacon)
  • Public Speaking: Planning, Preparing, and Presenting (American Press)
  • The Modern Communicator (Great River Technology with Kendell-Hunt Publishing)

Research Interests

  • Television production direction
  • Audio production for public audiences
  • Design of complex organizations
  • Argumentation
  • Communication Pedagogy


  • YSU Watson for Distinguished Administrative Service while department chair
  • YSU Distinguished Award for Teaching
  • YSU Distinguished Professor Award for Community Service
  • The Names Coltrain Professor of Communication Award from the IRTS
  • Visiting Scholar Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • Youngstown State University Watson Award for Distinguished Administrative Service while Chair of the Department of Communication and Theater
  • Distinguished Teaching Award from the Ohio Communication Association
  • Distinguished Professor Award in Teaching from Youngstown State University