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Barbara Roos
Associate Professor
Phone: 616-331-3465
Department: Communications, School of
  • Middle Eastern Media
  • Public Access Media -- History, Major Issues
  • Script Writing
  • First Amendment Issues Regarding TV Content
Barbara Roos founded the Grand Valley State University Film /Video program. She came to academia from a career in public broadcasting. She teaches both media production and history/theory courses. Her current interests are at the intersection of visual anthropology and communications, as part of which she is doing fieldwork Egypt's Sinai peninsula, and in Turkey. She is also completing a long-term video study about the history of higher education in America; specifically, the relationship between career and liberal education. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Michigan.