Ralph R. Donald (Ph.D., Communication, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.A. and B.A., Communications, California State University, Fullerton) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Mass Communication at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He has taught broadcasting, journalism and film at the college level for 26 years. His professional credits include jobs as a daily newspaper reporter and editor, radio and television news producer, TV station operations manager and film/video producer-director.