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Peter Gregg

Assistant Professor
Degree
Ph. D., University of Minnesota
M.A., University of Minnesota
B.A., Moorhead State University
Office
OEC 119B
Phone
651-962-5258
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5258
Mail
Mail 5013
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Teaching and Advising:

In the COJO department, Dr. Gregg teaches production courses in the Creative Multimedia and Journalism tracks (COJO 240: Digital Imagery and Sound and COJO 360: Videography) as well as courses in the core (COJO 112: Introduction to Communication and Journalism II). In the Film Studies minor, he teaches FILM 200 (Introduction to Film Studies) and periodically teaches FILM 300 (World Cinema).

He serves as an advisor for TommieMedia. In the 2018-2019 school year, he will serve as an advisor for first-year students, in addition to his normal advising duties. He advises the UST Film Society.

He successfully completed the Inclusive Classroom Institute certification in 2017.

Professional Experience: 

Dr. Gregg's webseries Forsythia won a cinematography award at the LAweb Fest. An audio drama followup called "The Chronos Paragon" was an official selection of the National Audio Theatre Festivals' (NATF) HEAR Now festival in 2015 and was a finalist for seven Audio Verse Awards, winning "Best New Original Ongoing Production." The second season of “The Chronos Paragon” was an official selection of the 2016 NATF HEAR Now festival.

He has served on the NATF board since 2017.

Scholarship:

Dr. Gregg's research and scholarship focuses on media and audiences, including the formation of attitudes and beliefs through observation and active learning.

In 2017, he and his colleagues won the National Communication Association’s Charles H. Woolbert Research Award for “scholarship that has stood the test of time and has become a stimulus for new conceptualizations of communication phenomena” for their work on the parasocial contact hypothesis.

His work has been published in Communication Monographs, the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, the Journal of Popular CultureDeath Studies, and the Journal of Homosexuality, and he was a contributor to the book Mass Media Effects: Advances Through Meta-analysis. His scholarship on teaching and learning includes publications in Teaching Media Quarterly and the Journal of Media Education

He has participated in conferences for the National Communication Association, the Kern Conference in Visual Communication, the International Communication Association, and the American Culture Association.

Publications since 2015:

Gregg, P. B. (2018). "Brick-olage and the LEGO/Brand Axis." The Popular Culture Studies Journal, 6(1), 29-44.

Gregg, P. B. (2018). “Parasocial breakup and Twitter: the firing of Barb Abney.” Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 62(1), 38-50.

Gregg, P. B. (2017). “The struggle to define valuable: Tradition vs. sabermetrics in the 2012 AL MVP race.” Baseball Research Journal, 46(2), 116-124.

Gregg, P. B. (2017). “A ‘best practice’ for producing media literacy videos.” Journal of Media Education, 8(2). http://en.calameo.com/read/0000917896207e45dfbf7

Gregg, P. B. & Schiappa, E. (2017). “Parasocial communication.” In Allen, M. (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Gregg, P. B. (2015). "Civic engagement through multicamera studio production." Teaching Media Quarterly, 3(3). http://www.teachingmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/TMQ_3_3_Gregg_2015.pdf

Schiappa, E., Horvath, D. L., & Gregg, P. B. (2015). “The phenomenal text of Michael Moore’s Sicko.” In Benson, T. W.  & Snee, B. (Eds.), Michael Moore and the rhetoric of documentary (119-146). Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FILM 200 - 01 Introduction to Film Studies M - - - - - - 1730 - 2130 MHC 210

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2130

Location:

MHC 210

Course Registration Number:

30067 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Peter B. Gregg

FILM 200 introduces students to film analysis, providing the basic tools to understand, appreciate, and analyze the technical and aesthetic dimensions of film and to understand how these elements come together to create meaning. The course will focus on specific filmmaking techniques, provide a brief overview of film history, and introduce students to the concepts of genre, ideology and style. In addition to attending class sessions, students will be required to attend a weekly film screening (lab). This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FILM 200 - 51 Introduction to Film Studies - - W - - - - 1730 - 2130 MHC 210

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2130

Location:

MHC 210

Course Registration Number:

30068 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Peter B. Gregg

FILM 200 introduces students to film analysis, providing the basic tools to understand, appreciate, and analyze the technical and aesthetic dimensions of film and to understand how these elements come together to create meaning. The course will focus on specific filmmaking techniques, provide a brief overview of film history, and introduce students to the concepts of genre, ideology and style. In addition to attending class sessions, students will be required to attend a weekly film screening (lab). This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum.

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Location Time Day(s)

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 112 - 01 Intro to COJO-II - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 303

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 303

Course Registration Number:

41492 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Peter B. Gregg

This is the second of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. In this course, students will build upon the skills developed in COJO 111, applying more sophisticated theoretical and analytical concepts and producing more advanced writing, speaking and multimedia projects. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor. Students are strongly encouraged to complete COJO 111 and this course before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 240 - W01 Digital Imagery and Sound M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC LL13

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

OEC LL13

Course Registration Number:

41695 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Peter B. Gregg

This class provides a foundation for producing digital photographs, videos and sound recordings that will enable the student to create a wide range of media texts, including journalistic multimedia stories, documentary films, dramatic or comedic productions, and audio productions. The class covers the basics of digital information, basic equipment operation, basic composition for still and moving images, high quality sound recording and basic digital editing, including digital storage and workflow. Students learn how to create digital media with an eye on technique and aesthetic quality. Prerequisite: COJO 111

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 360 - 01 Videography: TV Prod in Field - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 303

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 303

Course Registration Number:

42130 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Peter B. Gregg

This course will examine the aesthetic and technical components associated with producing video projects outside of the television studio. Students will examine current theory and practice of field production and will engage in the conceptualization, execution and analysis of field- produced video. Prerequisite: COJO 260 or permission of instructor

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location