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Robert Marshall Wells has a solid reputation as a driven problem-solver and life-long learner.  He has been the recipient of 6 merit-based internal and external awards for fellowships to further his knowledge of entertainment TV, film, media management, and entrepreneurship.

Television Academy Foundation 2015 Faculty Fellow - Television Academy Foundation // November 2015

Los Angeles, California

One of 25 college/university faculty selected for a one-week seminar and aimed at deepening and broadening instructors’ knowledge about the industries of entertainment TV and film. 


Summer Fellow – CONNECT // July 2008

Ottawa, Ontario

Chosen from 200 applicants to participate in the CONNECT program, a comprehensive project focused on the identification, recruitment, orientation and mentoring of new Canadianists for American higher education. CONNECT is jointly sponsored by the Government of Canada, Canadian Studies Program, University of Vermont and the Center for the Study of Canada, Plattsburgh State University of New York, and transports participants to Ottawa for a weeklong session of classes, meetings and seminars. 


John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fellow - Radio & Television News Directors Foundation // June - August 2006

Medford, Oregon

“Educator in the Newsroom” Program, a grant program administered by the Radio-Television News Directors Association/Foundation (RTNDA/F) and awarded to select college and university-level educators for four-week summer fellowships at radio and TV stations. Served as on-air producer and field reporter for KDRV-TV 12, the Emmy-winning ABC affiliate.


International Canadian Studies Institute Fellow - Office of the Canadian Consulate General // June - August 2006

Seattle, Washington

One of 15 Pacific Northwest university and college professors selected for a two-week cultural exchange to British Columbia and the Yukon for meetings and events related to the political, economic, academic and cultural ties between the United States and Canada. 


Minority Journalism Educator Fellow - American Press Institute // April 2006

Reston, Virginia

“Citizen Media: Engaging an Empowered Audience."


Poynter Media Management Fellow - Poynter Institute for Media Studies // September - December 1990

St. Petersburg, Florida

One of 15 Communication graduate students nationwide selected to participate in the Poynter Institute for Media Studies' Media Management and Entrepreneurship Program, a two-month long seminar aimed at identifying and nurturing individuals who possessed demonstrated leadership and management potential.

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