Faculty Profile for Robert E Bajackson

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Robert E Bajackson
Lecturer — School of Jrnlism & Mass Comm
OM 236D
phone: (512) 245-3408

Biography Section

Biography and Education

I have been an educator for 38 years at three different institutions. Experience at two newspapers, a radio station and serving as a public information officer provided the background training prior to entering the educational field.

Teaching Interests

Media design, Media Writing, Introduction To Mass Communication, Sports News Writing, Fundamentals of Layout and Design, Fundamentals of Photoshop, Teaching along with teaching Illustrator.

Research Interests

I am continuing to write a couple of books. One is a non traditional approach to writing. It has met some resistance since developmental educators are combining reading with writing and are using a variety of programs. However, my approach will continue to be focused on one's own experience. I am also trying to research a book on Dr. WIlliam Whaley; he is the physician who took care of Sen. Lyndon Johnson after the senator's first heart attack in 1955. I will continue to conduct more focus groups on a theory I conducted with positive feedback. I plan on moving forward this academic year to pursue and begin writing chapters based on the feedback from the focus groups which will introduce a twist on teaching writing from experiences people have occurred in their lives. The common element will show how consistency in how people lie can parallel traditional writing theories with fewer grammar errors.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • TIPA LOGO. Higher Education. November 2018 - December 2018, PUBLIC RELATIONS.
  • TIPA CERTIFICATES. COMMERCE, TEXAS. Higher Education. November 2018 - December 2018.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Alumnus Award, Texas A&M-Commerce. October 28, 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Charles T. "Chuck Choate Memorial Adviser of the Year, Texas Intercollegiate Press Association. October 2008 - April 2009

Selected Grants

  • Allen, Linda. Parents Association Grant, Texas State University Parents Association, Texas State University, $3000. (Submitted: February 2008, Funded: September 2008 - May 2009). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Broadcast Education Association
December 30, 2023-December 31, 2023
Serve on the committee in hosting the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Convention
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication and The University Star newspaper
March 20, 2023-Present
Texas Intercollegiate Live Contest Committee
September 1, 2018-Present
Gruene United Methodist Church
January 2018-Present
The University Star Copy Editing Meetings
August 21, 2016-Present