Donald has significant breadth and depth in writing, but prefers to specialize in:
• video scripts (commercials, promotional programs, documentaries, corporate and training videos)
• radio commercials
• instruction manuals
• white papers
• product descriptions/reviews
Donald is a devoted reader and writer. His other interests include travel, filmmaking, still photography, and the history of manned spaceflight.
He has traveled to over 40 countries filming, consulting in communication, or for personal pleasure.
Donald earned an B.A.in Mass Media-Communication from the University of Akron. His studies there included history, speech & theatre, and secondary education.
Donald earned an M.A.in Mass Media-Communication from the University of Akron. His studies there included film and television production.
His thesis was a descriptive analysis of the "Concerns of Noncommercial Radio Station Licensees in the Federal Communications Commission's Rulemaking Requiring Community Ascertainment."
Donald earned a Ph.D. from Kent State University in the fields of rhetoric and communication. His studies included interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, organizational communication and statistics.
Donald's dissertation was a a factorial experimental study entitled "The Relationship between Lateral Eye Movements and Perception of Message Appeal and Persuasive Impact."
Donald has written, produced and/or directed over 200 videos or films. Over 50 of these have been broadcast or distributed internationally and have sold over 1,000,000 units.
He is skilled in screenwriting, editing, writing reviews, and crafting treatments.
Donald has over 30 years of experience in higher education. As a teacher, administrator, and writer he has written a wide variety of copy. These include reports, evaluations, exams, training materials, video scripts, and radio and television commercials.
Donald believes that there is more to life than the world we physically experience. He has written a number of published essays and films on God, faith, ministries, and living in a spiritual world.
Donald has written over a hundred scripts for video and film productions. These include historical documentaries, corporate promotional videos, TV commercials, and industrial training scripts.
Donald recognizes the unique challenges presented by grant-writing and has worked with several clients to research and deliver grant proposals. His eclectic experiences and research strengths enable him to deliver well written and effective applications.