Brian J. Wardyga Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Brian J. Wardyga

Associate Professor and General Manager for 102.9FM WLAS
Lasell College

Thank you for your interest in my page! I've been playing video games since the early 1980s, beginning with the Atari VCS. Over the years I amassed a collection for almost every major game console--living through most of what has been written in The Video Games Textbook. I began teaching at the college level in 2002 and introduced my first course on video games in 2009. It soon became my mission to create the definitive textbook on video games. I appreciate your feedback and suggestions!

Subjects: Gaming


The Video Games Textbook was written and designed by Associate Professor of
Communication at Lasell College, Dr. Brian J. Wardyga. Brian has been playing
video games since he was a child in the early 1980s, beginning with the Atari
VCS. Since that time, he has collected games for almost every major console,
living through most of what has been written in this book. An expert on the
subject that is both his passion and hobby, Brian wrote and designed this
textbook to promote student learning in a visual style that encourages reading
and provides vivid examples of each major console, its controllers and
accessories, along with examples of the print advertisements, game graphics,
and box art that was pertinent to each generation of video games.

Brian began teaching at the college level in 2002 at Boston University and
has also taught communication and production courses at Curry College, Fisher
College and University of Massachusetts, Boston. He has been a full-time
instructor at Lasell College since 2004 where he began teaching courses on
video games in 2009. His array of courses taught includes Advanced Radio
Production (II), Advanced Television Production, Advanced Video Production (II),
Communication Research (graduate level), Digital Video Editing, Effective
Speaking, Fundamentals of Communication, Interactive Broadband Television,
Media Literacy, Oral Communication, Public Speaking, Radio Production,
Television Studio Production, Understanding Mass Media, Understanding Video
Games, Video Games and Culture, Video Production (graduate and undergraduate),
and Writing for the Media.

Brian holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Liberty University,
a Master’s in Television from Boston University, and a Bachelor’s in
Communication from Bridgewater State College. His professional vita includes
work for organizations such as Bernie and Phyl's Furniture, Borders Books and
Music, The Boyds Collection Ltd., GlaxoSmithKline and Ty, Inc.

He also worked for 10 collective years in TV production as a Stage
Manager and Computer Graphics Technician at WCVB-TV ABC5 for programs
such as Chronicle, City Line, Commitment 20XX, The Evening News, Eye
Opener News, Jerry Lewis Telethon, Midday News, Patriots Pregame Show,
Patriots 5th Quarter, and the PGA Tour. Prior to WCVB, Brian worked as an
Associate Director for WLVI-TV WB56 on programs such as Keller At Large, New
England Stories, Patriots SportZone Kickoff, The Sports Zone and The Ten
O'Clock News. He also served as a Post Production Assistant at WGBH PBS2
on the Building Big documentary series. Brian is also the founding General
Manager of 102.9FM WLAS – Lasell College Radio.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Video Games
    Radio Production
    TV and Video Production
    Digital Video Editing
    Professional Speaking
    Communication Research
    Human Communication
    Media Literacy
    Mass Media Studies
    Writing for the Media

Personal Interests

    Video Games
    Healthy Living
    Playing Tennis
    New England Sports
    Film (making and watching)


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Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism

A Relationship between Text Message Volume and Formal Writing Performance on the SAT

Published: Oct 02, 2012 by Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism
Authors: Brian J. Wardyga
Subjects: Information Technology

The purpose of this study was to reveal whether there is a relationship between students’ volume of text messaging and formal writing performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test writing section. The study also examined gender as a contributing variable in this measure. The design included a questionnaire that collected data to show whether any relationships exist that indicate a correlation between paired scores.