Jon S. Arakaki

Title: Assistant Professor

- Ph.D., Media and Society,
University of Oregon,
- M.A., Communication Studies,
Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas
- B.A. Communication,
University of Redland's (CA)

Telephone: (607) 436-3265

Course History:

  1. Understanding Mass Communication (MCOM 151)
  2. Writing for Radio, TV, and Film (MCOM 252)
  3. Fundamentals of Broadcasting (MCOM 257)
  4. Research Methods (MCOM 286)
  5. Mass Media and Sports (MCOM 293)
  6. Seminar of Mass Communication (MCOM 350)
Other Information:

None provided

Professional Interests:

  • Celebrities and The Media
  • Media History
  • Mass Media and Sports
  • Mass Media and the Environment
  • Athletics and the Media

Hobbies and Personal Interests:

  • Baseball Fan
  • New York Yankees
  • Beatles
  • Married (Stacy)
  • 2 Pomeranians

Major Program areas

Communication Studies

introduces students to the theories and practices of oral communication and persuasion. Students in this major usually seek careers in business related fields, as well as corporate communication, advertising, sales, public relations, and events management.


Mass Communication

is designed to meet the needs of students who seek careers in the fields of broadcasting, journalism, film, audio production and video production.