Joseph McCargar

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Title: Affiliate Professor

Field of Study: Broadcasting

Office: 162 LSH

Phone: 616-331-3548



Professor McCargar's first teaching appointment was with Montana State University (1975-1977) where he taught Interpersonal, Small Group and Technical Communications. There he also introduced a course, "Public Speaking for Native Americans" in which he tested the theories put forth in his Master's Thesis, "Differences Between American Indians and non-Indians in the Perceived Credibility of a Teacher".

Joseph joined the School of Communications at GVSU in 1979 as an Adjunct Professor where he has since taught Audio Recording and Special Topics courses in support of the Film & Video Production and Broadcasting majors. He is also a founding staff member at an area commercial sound recording facility, River City Studios, Ltd., now in its 25th year of operation. He is the audio engineer of record for dozens of commercially released CD's and has traveled extensively in Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Russia recording symphonic and choral music. He has also actively collaborated with students and fellow professors as an audio consultant.

Professor McCargar is the faculty adviser for the "Scientists of Sound," a university-sponsored extra curricular organization for students who have special interests in sound and sound recording.


Audio Production I, Audio Production II, Audio Production III (for Broadcasting), and Sound Design (for Film & Video Production).


B.S., Education, Central Michigan University.