Loras College, 2018
B.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, 1983
M.A., Texas State University-San Marcos, 2011
Ph.D., UW-Madison, 2019
Professor Mederson earned his Ph.D., from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He specializes in media production, journalism, digital storytelling and media history. Mark’s doctoral research focuses on U.S. media coverage of the sport of boxing, historically, with an emphasis on the presentation of African-Americans and the collective memory. He earned his M.A. in journalism and mass communication from Texas State University. His thesis examined the use of web cameras for prison visitation. He received his B.A. in telecommunications from the University of Kentucky. Mark worked in the television and film industry for more than 25 years before returning to school. He worked as a television sports reporter and anchor for several years and also produced a number of award-winning documentary films.