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Dr. Mark D. Cruea

  • PhD-Communication: Bowling Green State University
  • MA English-Technical Communication: Bowling Green State University
  • MEd Education-Post-Secondary Education: Bowling Green State University
  • BSBA-FInance: The Ohio State University
Teaching Interests: 
  • Convergent Media
  • Organizational Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Visual Communication
  • Technical Communication
  • Political Economy
  • 2010-Ohio Northern University – Alpha Xi Delta Professor of the Month – October
  • 2010-Honorary Survivor and Opening Speaker: ONU Relay for Life
  • 2001-Findlay/Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Educator
  • 1997-Findlay/Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Educator
Research Interests: 
My primary research interests are focused on video games, including issues of race and gender, as well as the video game industry from a political economy standpoint. Other interests include visual communication and convergent media.
Selected Publications: 
  • Cruea, M., & Park, S. (2012). Gender Disparity in Video Game Usage: A Third-Person Perception-Based Explanation. Media Psychology, 15(1), 44-67. doi:10.1080/15213269.2011.648861
  • Cruea, M. D. (2011). The virtual hand: Exploring the societal impact of video game industry business models. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University.
  • Cruea, M. D. (1999). Knowledge of software and operating systems needed by two-year college graduates as perceived by Northwest Ohio businesses. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University.
Assistant Professor
Communication and Media Studies
119 Performing Arts Center
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810