Karl Roeper
Assistant Professor of Media Studies

117 Britt Hall
Office Phone: (540) 365-4328



I am the father of two daughters.  A Pittsburgh native, I am a founding member of the Steelers’ Nation.  My hero is Roberto Clemente, more for his humanitarian spirit and social accomplishments than for his legacy as a phenomenal baseball player (and he was an incredible right fielder).  I enjoy music in all forms, but I am partial to the blues, and I especially like the interactive nature of a live performance.  Another favorite activity of mine is taking the Harley out for a ride; I have an ’06 Nightrain, a post-deployment gift to myself.


I retired from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 2007 after 22 years of combined active duty and reserve service, which includes two deployments to Iraq and 13 months in the Far East.

M.A. in Adult Education and Communications Technology
B.S. in Communications Media (focus on radio and television broadcasting)
PhD in Communications Media and Instructional Technology

  • Dissertation Title:

Identification of the Institutional Factors within State Systems of Higher Education in the Middle Eastern States for the Adoption of Webinars

Introduction to Mass Communications

Public Speaking

Radio Broadcasting Methods

Basic Audio Recording

Fundamentals of Television and Video Production

Communications Research

Mass Media and Behavior

Small Group Communications

News Writing and Editing

Journalism Practicums

Features Writing

Radio Practicums

News media effects, analysis of world events as portrayed by different media outlets and in different cultures, and the diffusion and impact of digital communications on societies.