Faculty Bio

Brian J. Wardyga, Ed.D.General Manager, Lasell College Radio; Associate Professor of Communication Office: Brennan Library
Tel: 617-243-2238
Email: bwardyga@lasell.edu

Department: Communication

Degrees: Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Liberty University; M.S. in Television, Boston University; B.A. in Communication, Bridgewater State College

Biography:
Brian J. Wardyga is the General Manager of Lasell College Radio in addition to managing his own multimedia firm, WARDYGA. When he's not teaching or running his business, Brian can be found at WCVB-TV ABC5 as a Stage Manager and Computer Graphics Technician for programs such as Chronicle, City Line, Commitment 20XX, The Evening News, Eye Opener News, Jerry Lewis Telethon, Midday News, Patriots Pregame Show, Patriots 5th Quarter, and the PGA Tour. His professional vita includes work for organizations such as Bernie & Phyl's Furniture, Borders Books & Music, The Boyds Collection Ltd., GlaxoSmithKline and Ty, Inc.

Before joining the Lasell College community, Brian worked for five years as an Associate Director for WLVI-TV WB56 on programs such as Keller At Large, New England Stories, Patriots SportZone Kickoff, The Sports Zone and The Ten O'Clock News. He served as a Post Production Assistant at WGBH PBS2 on the Building Big documentary series in 2000. Throughout his employment in the media industry, Brian has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses at colleges including Boston University, Curry College, Fisher College and University of Massachusetts, Boston.

What is your philosophy on teaching for Lasell courses?
"It is of equal importance for me not only to determine what content to teach, but also the most effective means of instruction. My strategies are derived from current media trends and feedback from my students, which I encourage regularly. The teaching methods I employ are augmented with variety and the underlying theme of how the material can be practically applied to each student's career path. Students in my courses understand that they're not only in class to earn a decent grade; they're in it to contribute to the world in meaningful ways."

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