Alan C. Hueth, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication

Dr. Alan Hueth's interest in and experience with television, radio, and film includes being a staff member or freelance writer, producer, associate producer, director, director of photography (DP), and/or editor for over 300 contract, cablecast, or broadcast programs. This includes TV/film documentaries, corporate and nonprofit promotionals, college sports, interview and music shows, short films, PBS-TV news, and broadcast radio/music programs. His work has garnered several awards, including two Tellys, a Broadcast Ed Association faculty award, and several cable competition awards. Hueth has supplemented this with serving as a judge in five national student and professional film festivals, and as a media consultant and board member of numerous film and TV festivals. He has a keen interest in international study and has created two London summer media studies and documentary programs at Northwest Nazarene University and PLNU’s Dept of Communication and Theatre London Summer Study Program. His scholarship interests have focused on television, film, and multimedia theory, aesthetics, and ethics, and he has led or participated in 26 panels at university-sponsored, regional, national, and international conferences. Hueth authored a textbook called, Scriptwriting for Television, Film, and New Media, published by Taylor & Francis/Focal/Routledge Publishing (2018).


  • Ph.D, Educational Leadership, focus on technologies and learning, University of Dayton
  • M.A., Radio and Television, focus on film and television writing & production, San Diego State University
  • B.A., Information and Communication Studies, California State University, Chico

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Media Communication – COM 1050
  • Scriptwriting for Television and Film – COM 1075
  • Introduction to Television and Film Production – COM 2043
  • Narrative and Documentary Film – COM 3000
  • Media Literacy – COM 3095
  • Portfolio Construction – COM 4022
  • TV Workshop – COM 4025
  • Advanced Field Production and Advanced Studio Production – COM 4042 and 4043

Experience in Field

  • Professor of Communication, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA; 2002 – present
  • Professor, Communication Studies, Founder & Director, Mass Communication major, Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), Nampa, ID; 1999 – 2002
  • Assistant Professor, Communication; Director, Electronic Media concentration, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH; 1991 – 1999
  • Instructor of Communication, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM; 1989 – 1991
  • Instructor of Telecommunication, Co-Founder, Telecommunication major, George Fox College, Newberg, OR; 1983 – 1989
  • Productions Director, Video Communication Center (VCC), Newberg, OR; 1980 – 1982, 1984 – 1989
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, San Diego State University Dept. of Telecommunications  and Film, San Diego, CA; 1982 – 1983
  • Program Director, KCVR Radio, Lodi, CA; 1979 – 1980
  • Independent consultant, writer, producer, director, editor; 1989 – present

Professional and Community Involvement

  • External University Academic Program Reviewer-Consultant, 2015
  • Judge, Broadcast Education Association (BEA), BestFest America, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Awards, The Gabriel Awards; 1993 – 2014
  • Advisory Board Member, San Diego Film Festival, 2003 – 2011; Advisor-Consultant-Judge, San Diego Christian Film Festival, 2010
  • Board Member, International Television Association (ITVA) Portland, OR; 1985 – 1987
  • Founder-Faculty Advisor, Eastern New Mexico University International Television Association (ITVA) Chapter, Portales, NM; 1989 – 1991
  • Member, Broadcast Education Association (BEA [part of Nat. Association of Broadcasters NAB]); International Television Association (ITVA, now MCA-I, National Communication Association [NCA]); and the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB)
  • Produced dozens of video and radio projects for profit and nonprofit universities and other organizations, more than $340,000 total business

Awards and Honors

  • Telly, Bronze Award, “Stop The Noise,” writer and series concept producer; program in School-to-Work Video Series, national video/film competition, non-broadcast video category
  • Telly, Bronze Award, “Electrician,” writer and series concept producer; program in School-to-Work Video Series, national video/film competition, non-broadcast video category
  • 2nd Place, Educational, "On the Job: Electrician," Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Juried Faculty Production Competition; national competition for broadcast communication faculty in America
  • 2nd Place, News, "Scene 3 News," New Mexico Broadcaster's Association award for best news in the state of New Mexico
  • 1st Place, Yammy Award (local cable TV), "The Four Flats: In Concert" (city cable programming award)
  • 1st Place, Yammy Award (local cable TV), "Hoover-Minthorn House: Yesterday and Today" (city cable programming award)

Student Awards:

  • Hueth is most proud of his TV and film students who have distinguished themselves by getting their projects into student and professional TV and film competitions. They have had 26 films and television programs selected for screening in 52 student and professional film and television festivals and have won 27 awards (2005 –2020).