Joseph R. Piasek

Title: Instructor

Department: Liberal Arts and Sciences


Office Location: Evenden Tower 710

Office Phone: 607-746-4486

Areas of Expertise: Communication, Media

Program/Courses Taught: Audio & Video Production, Organizational Communication, Argumentation and Debate

About Me:
I am a communication media practitioner and educator with experience in organizational management,conceptual development, media production, journalism, technical operations, promotion, marketing, public-private collaboration, and higher education.

In addition to my role as a communication instructor and adviser here at SUNY Delhi, I also teach an entertainment industry course at NYU’s School of Professional Studies and manage Delaware County’s only public radio station (WSKG’s WIOX). My past work includes more than 25 years with Viacom and MTV Networks (mostly Nickelodeon),and teaching at Quinnipiac University.  Sometimes I unconsciously slip into different voices in class. * %^=)

Encyclopedia of Radio (Sterling, C., ed.) 2010. Contributing author. United Nations, Radio Disney, Progressive Rock, Alternative, AOR Formats. Fitzroy Dearborn, Chicago, IL

The Dao of Communication (Van Leuven, N. & Chan, A., eds.), 2009
Contributing author— Media Practices

Delaware County Department of Public Health, 2009
Community Health Assessment study (2010-2013) research consultant and contributing author (data acquisition and analysis, developed and directed focus group panels (

The Stamford Advocate Stamford, CT There’s a Better Way to Compare Standardized Tests.
Essay on learning concepts; October 22, 2003

The New York Times Not That.
Essay on Connecticut’s cultural and political history; December 11, 1999

Historical Dictionary of American Radio 1998
Contributing author: Dayparting, Contesting, Zoo Format, On-Air Promotion. Greenwood Press

Nickelodeon Magazine 1990s—Contributing editor and columnist Earthbreak, Spacebreak

The New York Times TV and Public Trust.
Comments on corporate appropriation of educational media assets; Op-Ed/letters October 26, 1996

Gannett Newspapers, White Plains, NY Radio/Television weekly columnist, Fairpress, 1985-1987