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Robert G. Finney

Robert G. Finney, American media educator. Grantee United States Office Education, 1967-1971, Virginia Council on Humanities, 1973-1977.


  • Finney, Robert G. was born on March 31, 1935 in Newark. Son of Gerald Joseph and Helen Marguerite (Kaufhold) Finney.

  • Education

    • AB, Marietta College, Ohio, 1956. Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1971.


    • Personnel director Radio Corporation American, 1961-1964. Instructor University Cincinnati, 1964-1966. Teaching associate Ohio State University, Columbus, 1966-1968.

      Associate professor, dean School Communication Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1968-1971. Associate professor Memphis State University, 1971-1973. Professor James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1973-1977.

      Professor, chairman department radio-television-film California State University, Long Beach, 1977-1993, distinguished professor Department Film & Electronic Arts, since 1993. Consultant in field; adjunct senior lecturer School of Journalism, University Southern California, 1979-1989. Board directors Station KOCE-television, Huntington Beach, California, Station KLON-FM, Long Beach.

      Research director Great Escapes Travel television Show, 1985. Director Museum of Broadcast Communications.



    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Scoutmaster Los Alamitos, California council Boy Scouts American, 1981-1986. Served to captain United States Naval Reserve, 1957-1988. Member Broadcast Education Association (board directors, 30 Year Committee 1986), Academy television Arts and Sciences, Association Communication Administrators, Naval Reserve Association (life), American Federation Musicians, National Eagle Scout Association (life), Broadcaster Foundation.



    Playing saxophone, clarinet, piano, singing.


    • Married Barbara Jayne Carr, November 19, 1960 (divorced January 1982). Children: Torin, Tara, Tal, Tanya, Treg, Tasha. Married Scarlett Vanessa Davis, May 19, 1985.
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    Born March 31, 1935
    • 1956
      Marietta College
    • 1957
      Ohio State University
    • 1971
      Ohio State University
    • 1961 - 1964
      Personnel director, Radio Corporation American
    • 1964 - 1966
      instructor, University Cincinnati
    • 1966 - 1968
      teaching associate, Ohio State University
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1968 - 1971
      associate, professor
      Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
    • 1971 - 1973
      associate, professor Memphis State University
    • 1973 - 1977
      professor, James Madison University
      Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
    • 1977 - 1993
      professor, department radio-television-film California State University
      Long Beach, California, United States
    • 1977 - 1993
      chairman, department radio-television-film California State University
      Long Beach, California, United States
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