Dr. Cynthia Bascom
Professor of Communication / Department Chair, Communication
Ph.D. Mass Communication, Ohio University
M.S. Business Administration (Marketing Concentration), Ohio University
B.A. Graphic Concentration and Art Education, Denison University
Dr. Bascom’s diverse background encompasses the art, science, and business of communication. Being trained as an artist/designer and then as a businesswoman, she appreciates the aesthetic qualities of communication, yet understands the dynamic economic forces that shape marketing communication in the U.S. and globally. Dr. Bascom’s career includes working in children’s television (Sesame Street and The Muppet Show), new product development in the toy industry, market research for shopping networks, and curriculum development for the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. Courses that she teaches in the Communication and Graphic Communication programs include Fundamentals of Speech, Mass Communication, Advertising, Public Relations II, Media and Society, Senior Seminar, and Senior Project.
She is especially honored to have received the Educator of the Year Award (an award voted upon by the student body) her first year teaching at Bluefield University. She has also received the Distinguished Faculty Award and was Bluefield University’s first female teacher to be promoted from associate professor to the rank of full professor. Most recently, Dr. Bascom was named Honorary Alumna for her support, dedication, and love of Bluefield University.