Rodney Huey is proud to be returning for his second voyage as a faculty member with Semester at Sea. His most recent land-based teaching assignment was a 2011-12 term assistant professorship in communications studies at Lynchburg College in Virginia. He has also served on adjunct communications faculties at American University and George Mason University. He holds a B.A. in radio-TV, a M.A. in journalism (University of Alabama), and a Ph.D. in cultural studies (George Mason University). He authored an essay for the exhibition catalog of The Amazing American Circus Poster(2011), two chapters in The Many Worlds of Circus (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007), an essay on photographer Harry Atwell (Eakins Foundation Press, 2003), and presented multiple papers at Popular Culture Association conferences. He is a communications advisor to the Fédération Mondiale du Cirque in Monte Carlo, Monaco, and served as vice president for communication for National Public Radio, earning NPR a 2003 PRSA Silver Anvil Award. He was also vice president of public relations for Feld Entertainment, where he supervised communication campaigns for touring shows in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Rodney and his wife Susanne reside in Nellysford, Virginia.