Faculty > Joel Timmer


Associate Professor



Moudy South 178B





B.S. Miami University

J.D. University of California Los Angeles

Ph.D. Indiana University


Fields of Expertise:

Government regulation of sex and violence in the media, television programming trends



Courses Taught:

Business and Regulation of Media Sex and Violence

Business of Media

Entertainment Law and Finance

Media Industry Law and Regulation

Senior Seminar in Radio-TV-Film

Survey of Film

Topics in Media Industry Studies

Women in Television and Film


About Dr. Timmer:

Dr. Timmer has worked for the Federal Communications Commission and for a consulting firm that provided business and regulatory advice to major entertainment companies. Other professional experiences include stints as a business writer, a commercial credit analyst, and a salesperson of TV advertisements. Dr. Timmer specializes in government regulation of the media business. His published work in Communication Law and Policy has dealt with government regulation of television violence as well as the transition from analog to digital television.

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