Since the summer of 1995, Hodgson has visited the Republic of Kazakhstan eight times to lecture at a number of universities and institutes, present workshops on American broadcasting and consult with members of private and state-owned news media. In the summer of 2001, he taught a course on American media and tourism at the Foreign Language Institute in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
18 years professional experience at seven different radio and television companies in small and medium sized markets in Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri. Worked as a radio announcer, advertising representative, radio news reporter/editor/news director and as a television reporter/anchor/producer.
Media in a Diverse Society, Electronic Communications, Fundamentals of Audio/Video Production, Broadcast News Writing I & II, Live Field Production, International Communication, Broadcast Documentary.
Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association, Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, Radio Television Digital News Association, National Broadcasting Society/Alpha Epsilon Rho, Central Eurasian Studies Society.
B.S. mass communication and philosophy, St. Cloud State University, MN; M.A., journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia.