A professor speaks to a group of students sitting in the film viewing room with black and white film on the screen over his shoulder.

Lowell A. Briggs, M.S.


  • Continuing Professional Education:  Harvard University:The Negotiation Project. (2004)
  • Graduate Certificate in the Study of Distance Education, Penn State University, University Park, PA (1997)
  • M.S. Human Organization Science, Villanova University, Villanova, PA (1987)
  • B.A. Radio/Television/Film, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (1976)


  • Broadcast Performance I & II
  • Video Production II (Documentary Storytelling)
  • Media Relations
  • Crisis Communications Management
  • News Writing and Production

Research Interests

  • Organizational response to crises
  • Disaster and emergency public information
  • News and documentary design


  • Telly Award (2003) PA Fire and Emergency Services Institute Production.  Dangers of hepatitis C among emergency services professionals.      Voice/Talent for video, and moderator of one-hour live national satellite broadcast; and two-hour instructional module training program. 
  • Commendation; York County (PA) Commissioners; Public Information Coordination during Hurricane Isabel, 2003
  • Broadcast Education Association. Two-Year/Small College Division Service Award. 2002
  • Disaster Response: 9/11 Attacks New York City (2001); Asian Tsunami, Phuket, Thailand, 2005
  • Telly Award (1999) PA & NJ LIVE Public TV Broadcast. Y2K Preparation Broadcast, WITF-TV, Harrisburg, PA. June 30, 1999.  Producer: Ken Stewart. Voice/Talent for video, and live moderator of public broadcast. 

Recent Publications

  • Briggs, L. & Wagner, G. D. (1997) Factors of distraction in one-way video, two-way audio distance learning setting. Journal of Lifelong Learning, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA V6. 
  • Briggs, L. (2003) Conference paper presentation entitled Globalization of American Cable News.  International Association of Peace Studies. University of Vienna, (Austria). University of Vienna Press. Fall 2003
  • Kelly, C. (2002)  Bangladesh.  Voice-over talent for Christie Productions, Inc. production for Johns Hopkins University Video. January, 2002. Baltimore, MD