Comm/Journ Media

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Department Comm/Journ
Rowland Hall 108
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA

Phone: (717) 477-1521
Fax: (717) 477-4013



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Dr. Joseph Borrell

Associate Professor
Phone: (717) 477-1528
Office: Rowland Hall 112

"Make the most of your time at the university. Try out new ideas, test new ways of learning and explore different aspects of yourself. Don't be afraid to make mistakes, but always learn from your missteps."


Dr. Joseph Borrell is the Comm/Journ Department Chairperson and an associate professor at Shippensburg University specializing in electronic media. Involved in radio since high school, Dr. Borrell also has worked on the television side and had a fellowship to work at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C. His current academic research focuses on media management, non-profit public relations and new media.


Doctor of Philosophy in Mass Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Master of Arts, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Bachelor of Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

Courses Taught

Electronic Media Writing
Diversity and the Media
Internet Communications
Professional Seminar
Applied Mass Communications Research, Fundraising


  • "Media Relations: Promotions and Crisis Communications" in Leadership Nonprofit Organizations
  • "Radio station characteristics and the adoption of satellite-delivered programming," Journal of Media Economics
  • Several articles in both the Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Culture and the Encyclopedia of Radio