Donald "Duke" Schneider

SAUtv Operations Manager, Instructor

When not working with the Communication students at St. Ambrose University, Don "Duke" Schneider is usually still found behind the lens of a video camera. Whether shooting video at an SAU event or covering regional news and sports, Schneider is most comfortable working in a career he loves.

A 1976 St. Ambrose graduate, he started working in the media at St. Ambrose's own KALA radio station and quickly added part time jobs at KRVR radio in Davenport and KBKB radio in his hometown of Ft. Madison, Iowa. Duke returned to St. Ambrose as an instructor in 1979 and has been there ever since, teaching courses in radio and TV production and technology.

He completed his Master's degree at the University of Iowa and has worked freelance in a variety of productions for clients such as ESPN, CBS, ABC, TBS Sports, Mediacom, John Deere Television and the local Quad Cities television stations.

An amateur radio operator (WDØAMA), he is a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, the Iowa Broadcast News Association, and the Davenport Radio Amateur Club.

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Education and Training

  • MA, University of Iowa
  • BA, St. Ambrose University

Areas of Professional Interest

  • Duke's hobbies include amateur radio (WDØAMA) and photography, and he is a trained weather spotter. In addition to his family, he enjoys his work and his colleagues and is proud of the many current and former students whom have enjoyed success and have remained his lifelong friends.

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Courses Taught

COMM 224 Radio/Tv Production
COMM 337 TV Practicum I
COMM 338 TV Practicum II
COMM 339 Broadcast Technologies

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