Donna Halper

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Industry Education
Occupation professor, author, media historian
Location Quincy, MA, United States
Introduction I'm a professor at Lesley University in Cambridge MA; a media historian; author of six books and many articles; a mentor; researcher; and public speaker. I'm a former radio consultant, radio disc jockey and music director, best known for having discovered the rock band Rush (who dedicated two albums to me). I have also been a free-lance reporter for several newspapers and magazines. In my spare time, I love to read, I follow news and politics very closely, and I'm also a stamp collector. In addition, I enjoy doing volunteer work: I have been a Big Sister; and for more than three decades, I have served as the advocate for an adult with autism.
Interests Media history (especially the history of broadcasting), politics and political communication, reading, stamp collecting