Title: Communications Educator
Company: Lamar University
Location: Beaumont, Texas, United States
Doktor Roth, Communications Educator at Lamar University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of communications and media.
Captivated by the shimmer of the silver screen, Dr. Roth has always been passionate about cinematography. Growing up in New York City, a young Dr. Roth would skip school to watch movies in the theater and yearned for the change to be involved in the industry. He searched for methodology theory that would give him to tools he needed to analyze movies and be a part of the production process, ultimately entering the realm of higher education. Dr. Roth holds a Bachelor of Arts with national honors in German from New York University, a Master of Arts from Florida State University and a Doctor of Philosophy in mass communications from Florida State University. Now a resident of Texas, Dr. Roth has been an associate professor at Lamar University since 1982 as well as a writer and performer of fund-raising promotions for the Beaumont-based Station KVLU-FM since 1995.
Dr. Roth considers movies to be an integral part of his life and loves that he can impart his wisdom upon others. When teaching his undergraduate students, he will often use music in tandem with the information he is teaching to help his students remember the material. In addition to teaching, Dr. Roth has been a broadcast engineer, producer-creator, writer and performer for Station WFSU-FM and a camera operator for Station WFSU-TV, both in Tallahassee. He served as a co-author of “Martian Pictures: Analyzing the Cinema of the Red Planet,” the author of “Film Semiotics, Metz, and Leone’s Trilogy,” a senior co-author of multiple editions of “Analyzing Film: An Introduction” and a contributor of articles to professional magazines, journals and academic books. As a testament to his success, Dr. Roth has been presented with the Regents Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1980 and the Mental Health Association Award for Dedicated Leadership in 1999. He has also been a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Entertainment, Who’s Who in the Media and Communication, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest and Who’s Who in the World.
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