Ted McKosky’s career at Radford University began in 1983 when he arrived as Director of Radio. While he held this position Ted produced innumerable imaginative radio programs while imparting a love for the medium to countless students. In 2000, he left the radio station to become the Instructional Designer/Webmaster for the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Sharing his expertise in computer technology Ted taught in the Department of Communication, The Department of Music and the Department of Theatre where he was an assistant professor. Whenever he had the chance Ted shared his passion and curiosity about radio, sound and motion pictures through his teaching. As Sound and Electronic Designer Ted supported many productions of the Department of Theatre, Department of Dance and Radford University Television both with his own work and his mentoring student designers. Several generations of students are grateful to Ted for his help while he was the Department of Theatre’s Scholarship Committee Coordinator. He also was the department’s representative to the Curriculum Committee and co-chaired the CVPA Curriculum Committee. For CVPA, he chaired the Technology Action Team that rewrote the college’s Strategic Plan for Technology. Ted was Director of the Center for Media Arts Technology and chair of the university’s ITR Committee. Professionally, he served as an evaluator for the D. W. Griffith Multimedia Instructional Design Federal Grant Project and Editor of the Virginia Instructional Technology Association newsletter.
Since his retirement Ted has returned to teach various cinema and sound courses for the Department of Theatre. He has also been a popular instructor at the Virginia Governor’s School, hosted by RU, where his enthusiasm for scary movies is well known. He continues to design and publish software through his company Barking Dogs Enterprises, writes for various special interest periodicals, travels and enjoys watching his favorite movies on the big screen in his self-designed home theatre. Of course, if you ask Ted what his favorite movie is, he’ll always tell you it’s the next one he's going to see!