Joe McCargar

John McCargar


Affiliate Professor
Film and Video Production

Office: 162 Lake Superior Hall
Phone: (616) 331-1548

Curriculum Vitae


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. He has since taught audio production in the service Film & Video and Multimedia Journalism majors as well as students from other programs. He is also a founding staff member at an area commercial sound recording facility, River City Studios, Ltd., now in its 40th year of operation. He is the audio engineer of record for dozens of commercially released CD's and motion picture soundtracks 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.

Joseph is an avid recreational bicyclist and intently follows the world of European and U.S. professional road cycle racing. He is also a volunteer for the GVSU Bike Rental Program and Chief Bike Mechanic at GVSU's bike shop.


B.S., Education, Central Michigan University


  • CFV 282 - Audio Production I
  • CBR 281 - Audio Production I
  • CBR 382 - Audio Production II
  • CBR 485 - Audio Production III
  • CFV 490 - Internship