EdD - Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
Mary Beth Leidman
is a professor who concentrates on all aspects of radio and
television. She continues to work in the
field and has produced television programming broadcast on regional PBS stations and radio
content heard in both Western Pennsylvania and
She also was the educational consultant for Gina D’s Kids Club, a live action/animated children’s television
show, as well as executive producer for the NCA Film Festival feature
Intersecting Sparks: Art and Science, Research and Imagination.
co-author Hollywood director Steve Binder
recently published Fade Up–26: The Movers and Shakers of Variety Television, an exploration of the creativity in TV and its impact on the genre. She was a media critic for many years and has authored more than 30 scholarly articles. Leidman’s education includes an associate degree from Montgomery College, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Emerson College, a certificate (American master’s level) from
WUJS Graduate Studies Institute in Israel, and her doctorate from
During the summer months, Leidman
finds time to follow baseball and sail her boat. Her greatest wish is to invent
a methodology to combine the two sports.