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Communication educator

Sammy Richard Danna, American communication educator. Grantee Carnegie-Mellon Foundation, Loyola University; presenter Sammy award for Outstanding Work Radio-television Loyola University, since 1970; recipient Moderator of Year award Loyola University, 1974, Marconi award Loyola University, 1995.


Danna, Sammy Richard was born on March 26, 1934 in Monroe, Louisiana, United States. Son of Joseph Richard and Lena Margaret Danna.


Bachelor in Speech Education, Northeast Louisiana University, 1956. Master of Education, Northeast Louisiana University, 1962. Master of Arts in Speech Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1960.

Postgraduate in Rhetoric and Public Address, University Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy in Communications, University Missouri, Columbia, 1967. Master of Divinity, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, 1972.


Instructor speech, journalism-publication, director drama, Neville High School, Southside High School, Monroe, Louisiana, 1956-1961; teaching assistant, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1962-1963; instructor speech, Illinois State University, Normal, 1963-1964; research assistant, U. Missouri, Columbia, 1964-1967; instructor speech, radio, television, Quincy (Illinois) U., 1967-1968; with, Loyola University, Chicago, since 1969; professor communication, Loyola University, Chicago, since 1980. Founding faculty director Loyola Radio Conference, 1972, Station WLUW-FM, 1978-1980. Chairman Jesuit Committee, Education Association Division, Washington, 1975-1978.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with others) American Braodcasting, 1975, Men and Women: Gender and Utopia in Advertising. Editor, contributor Advertising and Popular Culture, Best Popular Culture Academic Book, 1992. Contributing editor E- Independent Television magazine (50th Article award 1986).

      Contributor over 65 articles to E- Independent Television magazine and other journals.


Secretary, historian Citizens Committee to Save Station WEFM-FM, Chicago, 1972-1978. Deacon Franciscan Order. Member Broadcast Education Association of National Association Broadcasters (chairman history committee 1976-1979), Popular Culture Association (chairman advertising area committee since 1985, paper presentations since 1981), Society Professional Journalists (faculty sponsor 1982), University Missouri Alumni Association, Louisiana State University Alumni Association, Northeast Louisiana University Alumni Association, Lakeshore Athletic Club, Omicron Delta Kappa.


Joseph Richard

Lena Margaret Danna