Dr. Erick Lauber was selected in 2011 as the first-ever Communications Media faculty member at IUP to receive the Award of Excellence by the Broadcast Education Association.
The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) announced the 2011 Awards of Excellence in only seven categories this year. With over 1,600 members from all fifty states and around the world, this year’s video competition was one of the most competitive and successful in the long history of the BEA Awards. Dr. Lauber won in the Educational and Instructional Video category.
An associate professor at IUP and director of the Digital Media Institute, Lauber has completed over one hundred educational video projects in his career and has won sixteen national awards for his video and media products. His work in educational video includes forty-six6 episodes of the Teach a Man to Cook series and multi-episode runs of The Whiteboard series and the Humans 101 series on IUP’s educational television channel, IUP-TV.
Most recently, Lauber coproduced and hosted over 190 interviews for Comcast that appeared on CNN’s Headline News channel in the greater Pittsburgh market.
The Broadcast Education Association is the professional association for professors, industry professionals, and graduate students who are interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multimedia enterprises. BEA was established in 1955, initially as the Association for Professional Broadcast Education. While the BEA organizational name reflects its historic roots in preparing college students to enter the radio and television business, the members share a diversity of interests involving all aspects of telecommunications and electronic media. Approximately 275 college and university departments and schools are institutional members.
To view a sample of Dr. Lauber’s award-winning work, please visit the media festival website and watch his most recent production on “Internet Safety,” produced for the Indiana Area School District kindergarten through second grade programs.