R. Scott Mackey, M.A.
  Communication Studies Department
  California State University, Sacramento

  Fall 2007



Bio and c.v.

Published Work

CommS 122

Biographical Sketch and
Curriculum Vitae


Biographical Sketch

R. Scott Mackey

R. Scott Mackey has been writing for 22 years, publishing a variety of features on sports and business. His first book, Barbary Baseball: The Pacific Coast League of the 1920s (McFarland 1995), received widespread critical acclaim. In 2001 he published his first novel, Blood Runs Deep (Brookfield Reader), a taut mystery for teenage readers. Mr. Mackey works full-time as the head of SMUD's corporate communications and multimedia division. Among his interests are golf, skiing and agonizing over the fate of the San Francisco Giants.


Curriculum Vitae


M.A. in communication studies, California State University, Sacramento. Major: organizational communication; minor: instructional communication.

B.A. in mass communication, University of California, Davis.

Research Areas

Computer-mediated communication; instructional communication; and organizational communication.

Selected Publications and Presentations

Communication Conference Papers
"Initiating a Communication Program for Continuous Organizational Improvement," presented at the 1998 Internal Communication Conference sponsored by the International Quality and Productivity Center.

"Web Site Management and Control: A Communicator's Perspective," presented at the 1996 Technology and Communication Conference sponsored by the International Quality and Productivity Center.

Other Selected Writings
Barbary Baseball: The Pacific Coast League of the 1920s. McFarland & Company Publishers., Inc., 1995.

Blood Runs Deep (Brookfield Reader, 2001)

Teaching Experience

Lecturer, Communication Studies Department, California State University Sacramento, 2002 - present.
Courses taught: ComS/Journ 122 (Writing for Interactive Media); ComS/Journ 123 (Writing for Public Information)

Instructor, University of Phoenix, 2005 to present.  Courses taught:  writing, research and communications.

Adjunct Professor, Cosumnes River College, Department of Speech Communication, 1998 - present.
Courses taught: Speech 9 (The Communication Experience). Speech 15 (Group Discussion)

Instructor, Sierra College, Department of Continuing Education, 1993 - 1996.
Courses taught: Business Writing for Working Professionals

Course Developer, University of California, Davis Extension, 1993 - Courses developed: Writing for Public Relations; Writing Winning RFPs

Other Professional Experience

Area Head, Multimedia and Corporate Communications, 1992 to present, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Senior Writer, 1988 to 1992, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Account Manager/Copywriter, 1987-1988, Carlson Associates, Sacramento

Senior Marketing Specialist, 1986-1987, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Division, Huntington Beach, CA

Manager, Corporate Communications, 1984-1985, Global Systems, Irvine, CA



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Updated: July 21, 2006