Rodger Smith

Rodger Smith

Rodger Smith

Undergraduate Advising Coordinator

WGMU Faculty Advisor

Senior Instructor

How the traditional television media program for their audiences and competition they face for audience.

Professor Rodger Smith is a senor instructor in Communication at George Mason University. He is currently teaching COMM 359 Media Management, COMM 148 Radio Workshop I, COMM 303 Writing Across the Media, COMM 354 Radio Production, COMM 348 Radio Workshop II, Comm 101 Facilitating Communication and COMM 372 Sports and the Media.

He is also Undergraduate Academic Advising Director in the Department of Communication. If you are majoring in Communication and need advising on course selection and/or direction on Mason resources, consider scheduling an appointment with him or another academic adviser at 

He is currently the faculty adviser for WGMU, the campus online radio station. WGMU serves as the voice of George Mason University, providing student-produced programming and coverage of George Mason men's and women's basketball.

Professor Smith’s interest in Communication came from an interest in the cause and effect of programming and how the media affects culture, daily life and technology. His previous work in radio includes WFTR Front Royal, VA, where he was a news director (1986-1988), sports director and mid-day on-air talent (1988-1989) and morning drive personality (1990-1992). He also worked as an advertising account executive/production director for WUSQ Winchester, VA.

Professor Smith is the director of the WGMU Summer Podcast and Radio Camp, geared for middle and high school students who have an interest in radio. The radio camp consists of two one-week sessions in July during which students learn basic radio skills in writing and producing commercial and news items as well as delivering on-air breaks. They also get to tour a local commercial radio station.  Read this article for more information

Professor Smith and his wife Martha reside in Stephens City, VA.

Courses Taught

COMM 101 - Facilitating Communication

COMM 148 - Podcasting & Radio Workshop I

COMM 303 - Writing Across the Media

COMM 348 - Podcasting & Radio Workshop II

COMM 354 - Radio Production and Podcasting

COMM 359 - Media Management

COMM 372 - Sports and the Media


Master, Business Administration, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA, 1992.

Bachelor of Science, Communication Arts, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, 1986.

In the Media

Article on the WGMU Summer Podcast and Radio Camp: Inside NOVA

Information on WGMU faculty adviser Rodger Smith