Mark Mederson  PhD

Assistant Professor of Creative Media


BA, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 1983
MA, Texas State University-San Marcos, 2011
PhD, UW-Madison, 2019

Professor Mederson earned his PhD, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He specializes in media production, journalism, digital storytelling and media history. Mark’s doctoral research focuses on U.S. media coverage of the sport of boxing, historically, with an emphasis on the presentation of African-Americans and collective memory. He earned his MA in journalism and mass communication from Texas State University. His thesis examined the use of web cameras for prison visitation. He received his BA in telecommunications from the University of Kentucky. Mark worked in the television and film industry for more than 25 years before returning to school.  He worked as a television sports reporter and anchor for several years and also produced a number of award-winning documentary films.