Linwood A. Hagin, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication
Location: Tigerville, SC
“Impacting generations for Christ through education, leadership and entrepreneurship for over 35 years”
Teaching & Education
You will learn with me when taking courses in Broadcasting, Media Management, and Communication.
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Superior
M.A., University of Minnesota
Ph.D., University of Tennessee
My experience includes eight years in commercial radio broadcasting and 34 years in higher education.
Contributed six chapters on Radio News for the instructor’s manual to accompany Creating Powerful Radio, Focal Press, 2007
Entry on Contemporary Christian Music, The Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Radio by Christopher H. Sterling, Michael C. Keith, Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003
Church Media Column on “Media Ministry and B.A. Degree at NGU”, NRB Magazine, June 2003
The Digital Dilemma at the Local TV Station, contributing author Case Studies in Telecommunications Management, Russell H. Mouritsen, McGraw Hill Inc. New York, 1997, Revised in 2000
Radio Mergers & Acquisitions: The Winterhaven Case Study (Case #35), contributing author Case Studies in Telecommunications Management, Russell H. Mouritsen, McGraw Hill Inc. New York, 1997; Revised in 2000
Seven entries on radio broadcasting for Historical Dictionary of American Radio, Donald G. Godfrey and Frederic A. Leigh (Eds.), Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 1998
Big Changes in Store for Broadcasting, The Vindicator, December 26, 1996
U.S. Radio Consolidation: An Investigation of the Structures and Strategies of Selected Duopolies, Dissertation: University of Tennessee-Knoxville, August 1994
Radio Duopoly: When is it right? (Case #26) Instructor’s Manual/Case Study, Russ Mouritsen, Editor, March 1994; to accompany the 2nd edition of Telecommunications Management, Barry Sherman, 1994; Revised for Case Studies in Telecommunications Management, Russell H. Mouritsen, McGraw Hill Inc. New York, 1997; Revised in 2000
Starting That Student-Operated Radio Station, Religious Broadcasting, May 1991
2014 – Excellence in Teaching Award, NGU Recipient, South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
2005 – Lamar S. Chapman Faculty of the Year Award, North Greenville University
2000 – Selected as one of 75 broadcast educators to attend the International Radio & Television Society Foundation Faculty/Industry Seminar, “Telecommunications Management and Business Strategy.” New York, NY, Feb. 23-27
1998 – NATPE Educational Foundation Summer Faculty Development Grant, 1998. Conducted at WYTV-TV, ABC, Ch. 33, Youngstown, Ohio
1998 – Selected for Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 1998, 5th Edition; 2004, 11th edition
1994 – National Association of Broadcasters Research Grant
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My media journey began with a 7th grade Civics paper I wrote on a possible career. I chose journalism. I was part of my undergraduate University’s student radio station rising to station manager my senior year. Student radio was part of my graduate programs, too. I’ve worked at three different commercial radio stations in Iowa and Wisconsin in news, sales and management. News coverage of politics became a fascination in 1976 and I have been involved in media coverage of every Presidential election since that time. After radio broadcasting, academics was the second career I chose while a junior in college. I began the pursuit of a teaching position in 1985 and landed my first college instructor position in 1987 at Toccoa Falls College. Since then I have taught at the University of Tennessee, three community colleges around Knoxville, Youngstown State University and North Greenville University. My wife, Lisa (Hardy) Hagin, and I met at a leadership conference in Charlotte in 1981, married in 1983, and have two wonderful children, Heather Heavner, ’10 NGU (husband Caleb and son Hayden) of Estes Park CO and David Hagin (wife Nichole) of Greenville. We are members at North Hills Church, Taylors.
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