Lynne Schafer Gross is presently a Professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at California State University, Fullerton. She has written ten other textbooks and hundreds of magazine articles. In 1999 she was the recipient of the Frank Stanton Award for Distinguished Contribution to Electronic Media Education and in 1997 she received the Distinguished Education Service Award from the Broadcast Education Association. She is a past governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and has also chaired that organization’s Library Committee and Student Activities Committee. As Past President of the Broadcast Education Association she increased membership 24% and funding 59%. Professionally, she is currently Associate Producer for the video series “Journeys Below the Line” and in the past she was Director of Programming for Valley Cable TV and the producer of numerous radio and TV programs for public, commercial, and cable outlets. Her teaching and consulting have taken her to many countries including Malaysia, Swaziland, Estonia, Australia, Guyana, and Russia. Her doctorate is from UCLA.
Larry Ward is a professor of radio-TV-film at California State University, Fullerton, where he teaches primarily film and television production and film history and aesthetics. While at the university, he has produced hundreds of hours of sports and public affairs programming broadcast and cablecast in the Los Angelesï¿½Orange County area. He was producer director for "The Science Report", a series of 20-minute educational tapes for sixth-grade students, funded by Union Oil and the Placentia School District. Before that he was director-editor for "The Moving Picture Boys in the Great War", a one-hour documentary film for Postï¿½Newsweek Television Productions, and "Lowell Thomas Remembers I and II," a series for public broadcasting. He has published a number of articles and papers and one other book, "The Motion Picture Goes to War." He has also served as the western regional coordinator for the Motion Picture Academy's Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Contest. He has a B.A. from William Jewell College and an M.A. and Ph.D from the University of Iowa.