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Tom Volek

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Tom Volek spent 15 years in commercial television and then entered academe.  He has worked extensively with Russian journalism schools on their emerging market-based media, and the U.S. military on military-media issues.

Academic Degrees

  • B.A., journalism, University of Missouri
  • M.S., speech communications, University of Wisconsin at Superior
  • Ph.D., mass communications, University of Minnesota


  • HOPE Award Finalist, 1997, 1998 and 2003
  • Del Shankel Teaching Excellence Award Finalist
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Center for Teaching Excellence 1999, 2001
  • Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence
  • Award of Appreciation, Press Office of Leningrad Oblast

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