Title: Associate Professor
Department: Media Studies
Education: Master of Communication Studies, West Virginia University, 2001; Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications, Ohio University, 1991
Research Interests: International media systems, ownership, regulation and cultural policy; advances in television/radio technology and application in industry; media legal/ethical frameworks; impact of the Olympic Games on broadcast technology, staffing, processes/workflows, content and perceptions of quality; the genres of and comparative analysis of global news coverage; practice of media production
- “MomsEveryday,” freelance write, produce and host special, two-minute-long television interview segments, which play each weekday morning, Gray Television, Mid-Ohio Valley NBC affiliate WTAP-TV (and related Web content), fall 2010 to present
- First Place Award, MomsEveryday series (with Larry White and Jason Rittenhouse), The National Broadcasting Society and Alpha Epsilon Rho Professional Production Competition exhibition session, Atlanta, Ga., March 2015
- Visiting Professor, summer workshop/class, “Best Practices for Professional Success: Effective Communication Strategies and Tactics for Western Environments, The University of International Relations, Beijing, China, June 2014
- “Korographics Printable Digital Wallcovering Media,” Korographics training video, voice over update and graphics updates/rebranding, May/June 2014
- “Best Practices for Broadcasters: Effective Communication Behaviors for Western Audiences (geared toward non-Western participants),” East-West Center, International Media Conference, Challenges of a Free Press, Yangon, Myanmar, March 10-12, 2014
- “What Makes The Chinese Media Market Different And Related Issues?” Media Studies Capstone Presentation, Oct. 2013
Courses (Fall 2015): Video Production II; Desktop Publishing; Broadcast Journalism
Courses (Spring 2015): Sabbatical
Phone: (740) 376-4828
What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?
I want to get to know my students and understand their professional goals. Students can expect a high level of interaction in my classes.
What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?
I LOVE our small classes. EVERYONE gets to be an active participant!
When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?
My husband and I have three kids, so we do a lot of active, kid-oriented stuff. While things can be extremely busy at times, we are usually doing something that’s fun. Life is NEVER dull!
Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?
Either! I love to read!
What is your favorite location on campus and why?
The McKinney Media Center is my favorite location on campus. It’s exciting to see students apply what they’re learning and witness immense professional development!
What is your favorite Marietta College event?
The first day of classes!
Marilee Morrow, who was awarded tenure in 2010, is an Associate Professor and News/Sports Director for student-based radio and television broadcasts at Marietta College. In addition to teaching a variety of mass media courses for undergraduate and graduate students, Morrow conducts international study tours, takes students to professional association conventions, and has presented specialized workshops as well as her academic research at conferences, conventions and educational institutions around the world. Morrow also serves as faculty advisor for the Marietta College chapter of The National Broadcasting Society (and its honorary, Alpha Epsilon Rho) and served multiple years as an elected national officer and board member for the organization. Additionally, she has functioned as the director of the McKinney Media Center and as the director of the Master of International Corporate Media Program at Marietta College.
Over her career, Morrow has served in a variety of on and off-air roles: Award winning senior television news/documentary producer; talk show producer and announcer; free-lance writer, producer and special features host; supervisor of studio production for NFL radio broadcasts; and continuity and production director of major market radio and television stations in Ohio and West Virginia. Morrow’s work has been recognized nationally with awards such as an Associated Press Best Documentary Award and National Broadcasting Society Professional Electronic Media Awards. Morrow, also owns Morton Media and Marketing, a broadcast consulting agency.
Her classification as a Human Communication and Media/Technical Communications Specialist stems from her years of professional experience, her Masters Degree in Corporate and Organizational Communication from West Virginia University, and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Telecommunications from Ohio University.