Leigh Browning, Ph.D.
Office: Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, Room 161
Five years after her graduation from West Texas A&M University, Dr. Browning joined the WTAMU faculty and now serves as director of broadcasting, coordinator of Maroon Productions, an on-campus student production company and faculty adviser for KWTS, 91.1 FM, the campus radio station. She received the Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award from Kansas State University where she earned a Masters Degree, Best Faculty Member at Ottawa University in 1989 and WTAMU's most prestigious teaching award, the University Teaching Excellence Award in 1995. Dr. Browning has been named Advisor of the Year at WT four different times. She most recently received a doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi in mass communication where she served as a visiting professor. Dr. Browning's student groups at WT have won more than 44 National Championships in audio and video production, scriptwriting, web design and commercial production. Dr. Browning brings real world mass media experience to the classroom as she has worked in commercial radio as a news director and morning show host, a television anchor and freelance reporter for CNN and Philips Recordings Studios in Tokyo, Japan, and served on the production staff of four major motion pictures. In 2004, she was given the highest honor from the National Broadcasting Society by being named Advisor of the Year. She was also given this award in 2007. As of the year 2007, the WTAMU Broadcasting Program has won more than 44 national titles for audio and video production, script writing, web design and community service.
Teaching and Related Service
Students must be engaged, empowered and challenged in order for life-changing learning to occur. I teach 12 courses on a rotating schedule. They range from Intro to Law, to Production, and audio and video design, Movies as Culture and Sports Broadcasting, Reporting and Anchoring.
Advisory Board, Texas Panhandle Film Commission
Texas Association of Broadcast Educators (TABE)
Texas Intercollegiate Forensics Association (TIFA)
Texas Freedom of Information Foundation (TFOIF)
Broadcast Educators Association (BEA), KWTS
National Association of College Broadcasters (NACB), KWTS
Board of Directors, Panhandle AIDS Support Organization, PASO (civic)
Board of Director's, WTAMU Alumni Association 3 year tenure
Member, College Media Advisors
Regional Coordinator, National Broadcasting Society, NBS Region 6 2000-2003
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
National Broadcasting Society (NBS)
International Radio and Television Society (IRTS)
National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE)
Research and Creative Activity Dr. Browning is interested and involved in radio station operations, TV control operations, live production, live video and sound, newscast delivery, new media technologies, business models, theories and law
avid editing software, Dreamweaver web design, audition editing software, pro tools recording studio software, on-air live radio operator, TV control panel and computer operations, Microsoft suite
avid - video editing software, 2007.
Pro tools - audio recording software, AE101 and, 2008
After effects - Adobe software, 2007
Society of Broadcast Engineers - member
WTAMU - Member School, John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation
Society of Broadcast Engineers - CRO, 70409, 2007