Chair, Journalism DepartmentSenior Professor of Journalism & Communication StudiesFaculty Coordinator, George Polk Awards; Faculty Athletics Representative; Administrator, Theodore E. Kruglak Fellowship in International Reporting.
B.A., Earlham CollegeM.A., Washington UniversityPh.D., Washington University
Dr. Ralph Engelman is Senior Professor and Chair of Journalism & Communication Studies at LIU Brooklyn, where he has received the top awards given by LIU for scholarship and teaching: the Abraham Krasnoff Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement and the David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is faculty coordinator of LIU’s George Polk Awards.
He serves as journalism consultant and member of the academic advisory board for the Archive of American Television, a digital history project of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. In this capacity he has conducted long-form interviews with Morley Safer, Sidney Lumet and Geraldo Rivera, among others. Since 1980, he has been a participant in the Summer Fulbright Institute on the Civilization of the United States, Multinational Institute of American Studies, New York University.
Dr. Engelman is a former member of the board of directors of the Pacifica Foundation, which operates five community radio stations. He is also a former moderator of Reporter Roundtable, BCAT, carried on Time Warner, Cablevision and RCN in the New York metropolitan area. [Pacifica does not operate the 5 stations and 180 affiliates, it owns the licenses and the stations even when they were built by the local stations-SCJ]
Professor Engelman is the author of “Friendlyvision: Fred Friendly and the Rise and Fall of Television Journalism,” with an Introduction by Morley Safer (NY: Columbia University Press, 2009) and “Public Radio and Television in America: A Political History” (Sage: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1996). His “The Origins of Public Access Cable Television,” Journalism Monographs (No. 123, October 1990), has been translated into Japanese and Portuguese.
- Molly Crabapple
- Ralph Engelman
- Jules Feiffer
- Ron Rosenbaum
- Garry Trudeau
LET ME QUICKLY INTRODUCE OUR PANELISTS. TOMORROW, GARRY TRUDEAU WILL RECEIVE THE GEORGE POLK CAREER AWARD. HIS COMIC STRIP HAS ATTAINED THE STATUS OF A GREAT AMERICAN INSTITUTION. FOUR 45 YEARS, HE HAS SPARED NO PUBLIC FIGURE OR ILL-CONCEIVED POLICY IN A UNIQUE SATIRIC APPROACH TO POLITICAL COMMENTARY. HE STANDS ALONGSIDE SUCH LEGENDARY CARTOONIST SUCH AS OUR NEXT PANELIST, JEWELED PFEIFER –JULES FEIFFER. JULES