Thomas Deau, M.Ed.

Thomas Deau, M.Ed.
Lecturer, Communication
76 Kochel

Mailing Address:
ERIE, PA 16563

Alumnus Thomas Deau '91 holds a B.S. in Communication from Penn State Behrend and a Master of Education from Penn State World Campus. In 2014, after a long, continuing broadcasting career, he returned to the Behrend campus to manage the radio (BVZ) and television (PSB) studios. 

Deau started his broadcasting career on campus in the studios of AM 1450-WPSE before becoming a DJ at Erie's Classy 100 (WXKC). Then, in fall 1991, he made the jump into the television field by joining the team at WJET-TV 24. In the years that followed, his career took him to Rochester (WROC-TV 8) and Pittsburgh (WPXI-TV 11) before landing him in Cleveland (WEWS-TV 5).

During his 24-year broadcasting career, he has covered stories on U.S. presidents, government officials, pro-athletes, celebrities, entertainers, U.S. heroes, U.S. tragedies, and everything in between. At Behrend, he teaches practicums in the radio and television studios.

With the ever-changing advances in the broadcasting industry, I stay abreast of current changes in television broadcasting, radio broadcasting, and video production by talking with former colleagues in the various businesses. Also being employed at the local ABC affiliate, gives me the most current, hands-on experience.
I have also joined colleagues with various research projects. One in the teaching field, "The Effects of a Hip-Hop Investigation of Schema Stories on Students’ Word Problem" and the other in "Collaborative Research: Expansion of WATTS through a Change Management Model for Independent Institution Implementation.". In both of these cases, I will be producing videos to further the research they are performing.

Culturally Sustaining Math Word Problem Instruction with Hip-Hop Story Schemas , Journal of the Arts and Special Education - December 21, 2023
Collaborators: Michelle Cook; Jonte Taylor; Elizabeth Hughes

Master's in Higher Education, Higher Education, The Pennsylvania State University