Caldwell, N.J., April 12, 2017 – Emmy Award-winning television broadcaster Steve Adubato, Ph.D. and Caldwell Communication and Media Studies Chair Bob Mann recently taught a communication class together for the university’s education doctoral leadership program.
Students in the first educational leadership doctoral cohort in the required “Communication for School Leaders” class learned how to face tough questioning in T.V. studio interviews, gave speeches designed for school audiences, and did a series of mock job interviews and a mock radio interview about new school initiatives.
“Dr. Adubato and Professor Mann brought their communication backgrounds and provided applicable media experiences for our leaders. This was extremely valuable for our students. ” said Dr. Joan Moriarty, associate dean, of the Education Division.
Ed 707: Communication for School Leaders is the final requirement for the doctoral students. Caldwell will be graduating its first class of education doctoral students in May.
Dr. Adubato is the author of several books on communication including his latest Lessons in Leadership. He anchors “Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato”, “State of Affairs with Steve Adubato” and “One-on-One with Steve Adubato”. As a media and communication expert, he contributes to Metro Focus, a PBS series in the New York region and has appeared on the Today show, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, AM970, SiriusXM and NPR as a media and political analyst.
Professor Mann created the Communication and Media Studies Department and major at Caldwell University more than 20 years ago. During his tenure at Caldwell, Mann has also worked as a professional broadcaster. He recently completed a ten-year run on Sirius XM satellite radio as the host and producer of “Let’s Consider the Source,” a weekly national program on media issues. He currently hosts the talk show “Humanities Connection” for the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. For 15 years, he was the voice of Hackensack University Medical Center’s New York area radio commercials and hosted a weekly TV program for HUMC. Before coming to Caldwell, Mann hosted talk shows for United Artists Cable TV, was the pledge drive host for WNET Channel 13, and worked as a feature reporter for WOR Radio in New York.
Last year, Mann and his co-producer, Caldwell Studio Manager Nick Amabile won a Garden State Journalist Award for “Let’s Consider the Source.”