James Neale , Ph.D.
- Associate Professor
- Knight School of Communication
Dr. Neale’s interests include alternative delivery methods of instruction, media’s role in computer-based instruction, and media literacy. With more than 20 years of experience in media production in higher education, his clients have included the U.S. Department of the Interior; the Department of Agriculture; the Tennessee Valley Authority; Apple Corporation; the University System of Georgia; the states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Louisiana; and the Rylander Theatre. In addition, Dr. Neale has been involved with video production, still photography, CD-Rom authoring, distance learning and Web-course production. His credits include the CBS television show "Christy," "America’s Most Wanted," Shop at Home Network, "Andersonville Smithy," "Volunteer Realty’s Home Showcase," "Lake Living," and "VideMart." He produced and directed former President Jimmy Carter in a regional television ad campaign and was the facilities still photographer for the Rylander Theatre’s tribute to Jimmy Carter on Carter's 75th birthday.
In 1998, Dr. Neale produced the first video-streamed online course in the University System of Georgia’s history. As a professor at Georgia Southwestern State University, he directed three federal grants; directed the School of Education's Technology Center; published articles; made more than 20 regional, state and national presentations; was a GSW Research Fellow; was a member of the Faculty Senate and a member of the Graduate Faculty; chaired the Graduate Affairs Committee and served as interim director of the University’s Instructional Technology Center. During the 1998 - 1999 school year, Dr. Neale was named a Board of Regents Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning.
At Queens University of Charlotte, Dr. Neale serves as the Director of Media and Learning Technology. The Center for Media and Learning Technology provides instructional technology and media support for the entire campus community. During the summer of 2008, Dr. Neale was responsible for the creation of the Knight-Crane Convergence Laboratory. The lab is the most advanced learning space on campus, with 20 dual-boot IMacs, a TriCaster Television Studio and PolyCom distance classroom capabilities. The School of Communication uses this classroom for many of its undergraduate media and strategic communication courses. He teaches courses in digital media, digital photography, instructional media, and digital audio and video production.
- Ph.D. in Education - Educational Theory and Practice, Instructional Media, Television, Broadcast, and Computer Language; The University of Tennessee
- M.Ed. - Social Studies Education; University of Florida
- B.A. - Political Science; University of Florida
- Research Fellow 1999 Georgia Southwestern State University
- BOR Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning 1998 The University System of Georgia