Associate Professor of Journalism
MA Journalism and
Photojournalism, Ball State University, 1978
BA Visual Design
and Art, Purdue University, 1975
Hanley has a wide range of professional experience. He has
been director of communications at Crowe Chizek and Co. LLP in Indianapolis. He
worked with Conseco, Inc. as second vice president of branding. He has worked
with advertising and marketing for Lincoln Financial Group in Fort Wayne, Ind.,
as well as marketing communication for the Indiana Gas Company in Indianapolis.
He served as director of communications for both WaterFurnace of Indiana and
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electrics. Hanley was a photographer for
New-Sentinel in Fort Wayne, Ind. and
for The Goshen News in Goshen, Ind.
He has also been a field editor for Rural
Electrification magazine in Washington, D.C.
Mobile advertising and marketing, advertising, branding, integrated
marketing communications, journalism, photojournalism, public relations
researched and written
numerous books, articles and other publications on such topics as cell phone
usage and advertising campaigns, interactive media, telecommunications reform,
mobile marketing and advertising strategy.
He created the Institute for Mobile Media Research at Ball State University in
January 2009. He is editor-in-chief of the International
Journal of Mobile Marketing (IJMM), published by the Mobile Marketing
Hanley was nominated for the 2008
TechPoint MIRA Award for his work with Ball State University on Interactive
Television News & Advertising Design Project in May 2008. He won the Telly
Award for natural gas radio advertisement, an international award given for
radio advertising (1995). Hanley was given the American Gas Association Gold
Award winner for advertising, marketing and communication programs, and
collateral materials, 1991, 1994, 1995. He was the IABC - Indianapolis Chapter
Communicator of the Year (1994). Hanley won a Pulitzer Prize for Local
Reporting; won as part of a News-Sentinel
newspaper photographer and reporter team that covered flooding of Fort Wayne, Ind.
(1983). He was also Indiana Newspaper Photographer of the Year (1983).
Project Experience and Philosophy:
Hanley has served on
several graduate thesis and creative project committees. His research interest
is in the application and use of emerging technologies, especially mobile
technology. His focus is applied
research methodologies and practices that can be applied to real-world problems
and solutions. As editor of an international journal, Hanley enjoys working
with graduate students to refine their research and papers for