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Spring 2019: A Voyage of Discovery

Barry Janes

Rider University

Barry Janes works and teaches electronic media theory, programming and production at Rider University in New Jersey. He has been a producer, director and/or writer of more than 100 video productions, and has advised numerous corporations, non-profit organizations and municipalities. The courses he developed and taught range from Fundamentals of Video Production to Sitcoms and American Culture.  Dr. Janes’ research interests include media history, effects and programming and the critical role communication plays in the Climate Change debate.  His most recent academic presentations have included Tom & Jerry to Rick & Morty: The Evolution of Cartoons and Television, and Photoshopping the News: Image Manipulation and the Media.

At Rider, Dr. Janes has been an acknowledged leader in the area of online course development and has also led numerous travel courses to diverse locales including China and the Galapagos Islands. For the last four years, Dr. Janes has been a Faculty Fellow for iEiMedia’s month-long Multimedia Journalism workshop in Urbino, Italy and is currently directing and teaching in Rider’s Semester in Los Angeles program.

Dr. Janes is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Frank N. Elliott Award for Distinguished Service. Dr. Janes is also a founding member of Rider University’s Energy and Sustainability Steering Committee and helped develop on campus programs and policies involving energy and sustainability at Rider. In addition, he is the proud owner of his own 10kw solar array which provides most of the power to his home.