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Welcome New Faculty


 The E-Media Division is welcoming three new full-time faculty members this year.  Lakshmi Tirumala, Hagit Limor, and John Hebbeler start teaching fall semester 2012.

 Ms. Limor is well-known locally as the investigative reporter for WCPO-TV, Channel 9.   She has also gained a national reputation through her recent service as president of the Society of Professional Journalists.  She joined Channel 9 in 1994 and will continue working with the station on a part-time basis.   She also worked in television news in Tampa and two small markets before coming to Cincinnati.  Ms. Limor’s television work has been recognized with ten Emmy and three Sigma Delta Chi awards.  Her bachelor’s and master’s degrees are from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Ms. Limor will teach News Writing and Production,  Issues and Ethics , and Introduction to E-Media Writing this year.

Mr. Tirumala, is completing his PhD in the College of Mass Communications at Texas Tech University.  He is an experienced videographer, editor, and new media researcher.  He has a master’s degree from Texas Tech and also earned degrees from Bangalore University in India.  Mr. Tirumala taught at Wright State University most recently.

He will teach Digital Video and Integrated Media Production 1 and 2.

Mr. Hebbeler joins the faculty after serving for ten years as the division's production manager and earning his master’s degree in music technology from Indiana University-Purdue University this year.  He graduated from the E-Media program in 2001.  He has also served as an adjunct instructor through most of his years on the E-Media staff. 

Mr. Hebbeler will teach Studio Television Production, Integrated Media Production 1 and 2, and Digital Video this year.

“We are delighted to welcome three new professors this year.  This is the first time have had eight full time faculty members,” said Division Head Marjorie Fox.

“These three professors have the talent, experience and ambition we need to help us offer our students an outstanding educational experience in this evolving media environment,” she said.

The division has also hired Simon Sotelo to replace Mr. Hebbeler as E-Media Production Manager.  Mr. Sotelo graduated from the division in 2010 and has been working as a media specialist with the PPS Group in Covington, KY. 

“We have a great new team, primed to meet the challenges of tomorrow,”said Professor Fox.


Posted July 30, 2012