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Judy Oskam is director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. She served as Associate Professor and Associate Director for Round Rock Programs since fall 2006. Before joining Texas State University, Oskam was an associate professor in the College of Mass Communications at Texas Tech University. Oskam has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio/TV/Film from the University of North Texas, a Master of Science degree in Mass Communications and Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Oklahoma State University.
Oskam has directed various health, agriculture and safety public awareness campaigns and grant projects. Earlier in her career, Judy worked in public affairs/outreach positions for Oklahoma State University, The University of Texas System and was a television journalist for stations in Oklahoma and Texas. Several of her videos and television programs have won awards and recognition. Dr. Oskam's documentary (with Melinda Goodspeed), Images of Tony Gleaton, was distributed nationally by American Public Television and has aired on PBS stations around the country. Oskam and Goodspeed won a 2008 Bronze Telly Award for their documentary, Barry Lopez: Working Writer. In 2009, Oskam received the Alan Scott Rising Star Award from the Texas Public Relations Association. She served as the 2008-2009 President for the Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication.
An award-winning teacher, Oskam teaches traditional, hybrid and online classes. In 2011, She earned the Sloan Consortium Online Teaching Certificate. She conducts workshops and presentations on hybrid and online teaching. Oskam serves on the Texas State University Extended and Distance Education Steering Committee.