Department of Journalism

Richard Shoemaker


AJ 330   Phone: 765-285-9105  

Department of Journalism

Educational Background:
Certificate Corporate Philanthropy, Boston College, 2001
MBA Executive Finance/Management, Ashland, 1983
Associate Photography, New York Institute, 1974
BS Advertising and Pubic Relations, Kent State, 1969

Professional Experience:
Shoemaker’s professional experience includes being adjunct faculty at the University of Indianapolis, Ohio State and Lindenwood University. He was Telecommunications policy advisor for the Indiana Department of Commerce, Director of Public Policy and External Affairs for Verizon Wireless Communications, and the President of the Richard Shoemaker Associates Public Policy Consultants.

Research/Creative/Publication Interests:
Advertising and public policy strategy, media relations, corporate foundation administration

Research/Creative/Publication Career Highlights:
Shoemaker has been a College community connections award winner (2 years); the Verizon Chairman’s Leadership Awards (4 years) National Silver Award Winner; a member of Leadership Missouri; the President of Noblesville Chamber of Commerce; Hamilton County Traffic Safety Task Force; Chair of St. Charles, County, Mo., Economic Development Master Plan committee; Member of St. Charles County Aviation Authority, Central Indiana Crime Stoppers Board of Directors, Member of several political campaign committees.

Thesis/Creative Project Experience and Philosophy:
Shoemaker will sit on committees that focus on strategy and evaluation research.  

Department of Journalism
Art and Journalism Building (AJ), room 300
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8200
Fax: 765-285-7997
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