Faculty & Staff

Ron Rohlf

Ron Rohlf

Title: Instructor / Adjunct Professor
Department: Informatics
Emphasis: Media

Phone: 785.628.4512
Email: rcrohlf@fhsu.edu
Address: Center for Media Studies, Room 114
Fort Hays State University
600 Park St.
Hays, KS 67601 

Background:

As graduate teaching assistant in the early 1990s, Mr. Rohlf witnessed the beginnings of what is now known as media "convergence." Inspired by the unifying changes this convergence was bound to bring, Mr. Rohlf studied radio, television, and computer internetworking, producing TV & Radio news/commentary shows as well as learning basic web site development and studying the learning style preferences of early Internet adopters.

In the late 1990s, in keeping with this interdisciplinary approach, Mr. Rohlf served as Assistant Professor of Information Networking and Telecommunications (INT) serving in the "Media Studies" and the "Computer Internetworking" emphases. In addition to standard teaching, research, and community service, Mr. Rohlf established FHSU's first 'Streaming Media' server availing the campus radio station (KFHS) to anyone on the Internet. On the Computer Networking side, Mr. Rohlf provided a crucial early role in integrating the Cisco Networking Academy into the academic program.

Post y2k, Mr. Rohlf served as Information Technology (IT) manager for a Western Region Architecture & Engineering firm in the Denver Tech Center. In the role of IT Manager, Mr. Rohlf mentored and cross-trained network administrators; participated in aligning IT strategy with the business goals of the firm; and communicated with the user community on issues affecting their ability to leverage the firm's technology. Mr. Rohlf has been a honorary adjunct professor for the Informatics Department at FHSU throughout the 2000s and has recently returned to assist with the transition of KFHS from a traditional radio and TV outlet, to a truly converged electronic media delivery portal.