DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
Gary Burns received his Ph.D. in Radio, Television,
and Film from
Northwestern University. He teaches courses in media studies and
popular culture at Northern Illinois University.
Dr. Burns has edited two books on television and is
the author of numerous
scholarly articles on popular music, music video, television, film, and
related topics. He is the editor of the journal Popular Music and
Society and the executive secretary of the Midwest Popular Culture
Association/Midwest American Culture Association. He is also a
president of the American Culture Association.