Jim Owston

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Educator
Location Beckley, West Virginia, United States
Introduction Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Science and Professor of Mass Communication at Alderson Broaddus University and graduate faculty member at Concordia University-Portland.

Graduate of Marshall University, West Virginia University, Kentucky Christian University and Mountain State University. Senior Certified WebCT/Blackboard Trainer and Blackboard CE/Vista Product Specialist.

Dissertation on institutional rebranding (see newriver.net) was the 2009 international winner of the Alice L. Beeman Dissertation Award for Outstanding Research in Communications and Marketing for Higher Education Advancement and was the 2008 Leo and Margaret Goodman-Malamuth Outstanding Dissertation Award for Research in Higher Education Administration.

Placed as a winner in five Active Industry Research Contemporary Hit Radio "Pick the Hits" competitions from 1983 through 1987. Each competition had 31 winners. Placed 2nd (1st among radio participants), 6th, 10th (twice), and 21st in the five competitions.

Awarded 14 gold & platinum records and an international sales award from various record companies.
Interests Music, Genealogy, History, American Civil War, Educational Rebrandings, the Internet, Online Education, Mandolin, Irish Bouzouki, Tenor Guitar, Radio, & etc.