Wayne State University

Dr. Kimmerly S. Piper-Aiken

Kimmerly

  • Journalism Area Head, Department Internship Coordinator; Manager of the 5057 Midtown TV Studio; Senior Lecturer

  • Email her for an appointment:  kpiperaiken@wayne.edu

  • 565 Manoogian Hall

  • kpiperaiken@wayne.edu
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Biography

Kimmerly Piper-Aiken, Ph.D., teaches broadcast journalism and television production. She created the TV News Reporting and Digital Editing course and revamped the Broadcast News Writing class to include hands-on editing and radio newscast preparation.

Piper-Aiken is the Studio Manager for the Midtown TV Studio. She teaches COM 5610 Advanced TV Production, a class that produces MetroArts Detroit. The show highlights artists from the Metro Detroit area and airs on Detroit Public Television.

Piper-Aiken has a solid blend of both professional and academic experience. Her broadcasting career in the Rocky Mountain West dates back to 1975 when she started out as a radio "disc jockey" during high school. For over 20 years, she worked at television, commercial radio and public radio stations. She was a news director, reporter, producer, and worked in creative services/TV production.

When she's not on campus, she enjoys her kids/grandkids, cats, and Detroit Sports.

Area of Expertise

Piper-Aiken has a solid blend of both professional and academic experience. Her broadcasting career in the Rocky Mountain West dates back to 1975 when she started out as a radio "disc jockey" during high school. For over 20 years, she worked at television, commercial radio and public radio stations. Her positions included being a news director, along with news reporting and writing duties, as well as creative services and production skills. She is now in her 22nd year of teaching at the university level, having also taught at Colorado State University while completing the Masters Degree and then at the Indiana University School of Journalism while working on the Ph.D.

Degrees and Certifications

Indiana University School of Journalism. Ph.D. In Mass Communication, Journalism Track, 2002. Dissertation, "Journalists and Gender Issues in the 1996 U.S. Presidential Election: An Analysis of Television Network News Coverage.
 
Colorado State University. M.A. In Speech Communication, Broadcast Track, 1994. Thesis, "Listener-Member Perceptions of Marketing Strategies Employed By Public Radio Stations."         
 
Colorado State University. B.A. In Speech Communication, Broadcast Concentration, 1979. 
Graduated with Distinction (Top 10%, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences).
Areas of study: Journalism and Business.

Responsibilities

I am the Internship Coordinator for the Department of Communication.  If you are a Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Media Arts and Studies, Public Relations, or Communications Studies student, please visit our Internship website for current openings and course information.

waynestatecom.wordpress.com/

There is also a jobs page.

If you are an employer looking for interns in these areas, feel free to email Dr. Piper-Aiken with questions.

kpiperaiken@wayne.edu

Courses Taught

 I teach:

COM 2230 Broadcast News Writing

COM 5381 TV News Reporting & Digital Editing

COM 5610  Advanced TV Production - MetroArts Detroit

COM 6190 Internships

 

Links

http://www.metroartsdetroit.com/