Robert Gluckson, M.A.
Adjunct Professor of Mass Media, Film, English, and Art History
Teacher of accredited media and marketing classes, on-campus and online. Film students learn cinema techniques, history, and analysis. Journalism students learn mass media history, business, and communication techniques. Advertising and Public Relations students learn professional skills. Art History students learn how history, technology, and culture interact.
Online classes include Introduction to Film, once the most popular course in Washington state, offered to 1000 students over 11 years; Introduction to Mass Communications; and Photojournalism History.
Adjunct Professor at Humboldt State University: Advertising, Introduction to Mass Communications, Editing, Magazine Production, and Photojournalism History (Arcata, California); 2004, 2008 - 2010.
Film, Mass Media, and Business Communications classes at Seattle Community College District (Seattle, Washington); 1993 – 2005.
News Writing, Newspaper Advising, and English courses for Rogue Community College (Medford, Oregon); 2002 – 2004.
Photojournalism History and 20th Century Art History courses at Southern Oregon University (Ashland, Oregon); 2001 – 2002.
Teacher of Business Courses
Make Money Online, Marketing for Writers, Artists, and Musicians, and Marketing for Healers (Ventura County, California); 2012.
Start Your Online Business and Profitable Social Media Marketing courses at Humboldt State University Continuing Ed; 2011 – 2012.
Presented publicity and newsletter design programs for the Northern California Association of Non-Profits at the Humboldt Area Foundation (Arcata, California); 2009.
Public Relations and Marketing Consultant
Marketing consultant for small businesses and non-profits, serving as coach, copywriter, and project manager. Create online and print marketing campaigns. Mail order campaigns sold everything from cleaning supplies to cookbooks; 1994 - present.
Business coach with Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County SBDC, to provide marketing and website support for small business owners. Consultant for SBDC, Eureka, California office. 2011.
Publications and Presentations
Author and publisher of "The 2012 Internet Marketing Handbook."
Author and publisher of "The Fast and Easy Cartooning for Fun Handbook," a teacher training manual and how-to guide; 2011.
Co-author of "History of Men's Magazines, Vol. 1" for Taschen Books; 2003.
Articles: Book review in Communities magazine; social commentary in The Montana Pioneer; arts criticism and book reviews in Reflex magazine (receiving three King County, Washington, Arts Commission Grants). Interviewed and photographed Mad magazine editor Al Feldstein for The Comics Journal, 2000.
Created TeachCartooning.com, a book sales and reference site; 2011.
Produced Vizcom.info, an academic resource site for mass media students; 2000.
Optical Illusions Hall at the Science Works children’s museum, (Ashland, Oregon); 2003.
Offered internet marketing, publicity, and social media trainings for Marketing for Writers, Artists, and Musicians (Ojai, California), 2011; the Humboldt Internet Marketing Group, (Eureka, California) 2010, and the Ashland Internet Marketing Group (Ashland, Oregon) 2008 – 2011.
"Words and Pictures from Pre-history to the Age of Electricity" lecture and TV show for Southern Oregon University and RVTV. Wrote associated website for SOU Schneider Art Museum Cartooning Art Show; Ashland, Oregon, 2002.
"The NWTeleweb Project: Incorporating Television and Websites for Online Course Delivery" presented at the 1998 League for Innovation Conference.
Organized the "Emergency Preparedness Conference” for Vashon Island, Washington; 1999.
Presented "Popular Culture Studies” at the 1993 Media Literacy Conference, Seattle Central Community College.
Sales to mass market magazines, web marketing clients, and fine art collectors.
Created many cartooning class anthologies; since 1994.
Edited arts organizations newsletters, including the Oneness Project Newsletter, in 2001; and the Laguna Folkdance Society and Humboldt Folklife Society newsletters, in the 1980s.
Edited and published the Humboldt Survival Guide, a student orientation handbook for Humboldt State University (Arcata, California), that generated a $7000 return on a $1200 budget, 1985.
Edited and published collectible magazines, including Graphic Illusions, a 2400 circulation arts magazine, in 1971, and Guts, the magazine with intestinal fortitude, 1968, which now attract bids of $50 to $300 per copy on Ebay.
Instructor of Art and Cartooning Courses
Programs at art museums, park departments, libraries, and schools in California, Washington, Montana, and Oregon, including Animal Masks at the Laguna Beach Earth Day (2013), Puppetry and Cartooning and Art and Magic of Harry Potter Magic at the Ojai, California library and Parks department (2012); puppetry at the Oregon Schneider Art Museum and cartooning at the Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility; 1989 - present.
Arts workshops inspire youths and adults to unleash their creative potential, linking academics with creative activities and encouraging the study of natural history, consumer awareness, and critical thinking.
Certificate in Television Production
Washington Online Curriculum Development
Masters in Communication from the School of Communications
Masters in Popular Culture from the Department of Popular Culture
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a Public Relations emphasis
Community Television: Writer/actor/director/producer.
Computers: Mac and PC; software experience with word and image manipulation in print and on the Web, using Word, Dreamweaver, HTML, Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop, and PowerPoint; and online instruction software.
Art: Photographer, cartoonist, painter, and calligrapher.
Theater: Performance Artist.