Joseph A. (Joey) Goodsell, new assistant professor of communication at William Woods University, has received a 2003 regional EMMY nomination in the Performing Arts/Entertainment category. There are three finalists in each category, and winners will be announced at an awards ceremony Oct. 25.
The nomination is for a show called “Byrds Celebration,” which Goodsell and Doug Smart produced for WSIU/WUSI-TV. The competition includes entries from several markets, including St. Louis and Kansas City.
“It’s an honor to actually be nominated when you consider we’re competing against Kansas City, St. Louis and other large television markets,” Goodsell said.
In addition to teaching at William Woods, Goodsell is working with broadcast students on the new campus radio station, KWWU. For the past six years, he had been at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he was head of the audio specialization and an assistant professor in the department of radio-television and co-coordinator of the Hollywood Studies Internship Program in the College of Mass Communications and Media Arts.
A native of Jackson, Miss., Goodsell earned a bachelor of science degree in radio, television and film and a master of science degree in communication, both from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has completed his course work for his doctorate at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and expects to receive his Ph.D. in 2004.
Goodsell has extensive professional experience in broadcasting, including several years as an on-air talent at radio stations in Jackson and Hattiesburg, Miss. He also has served as a television news photographer, a master control operator and a production manager.
Prior to joining the faculty at SIU, he was a commercial producer/copywriter for Raycom Communications/Media General and a freelance television/radio commercial producer and copywriter. He has won awards from the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters and the National Broadcasters Society.
Goodsell is a member of the Broadcast Education Association, the National Broadcasting Society and the Mid-America Chapter of NATAS (National Television Academy Society).