Team VACAS

Tim Gibson, VACAS President

Tim Gibson Dr. Tim Gibson is an Associate Professor of Communication and Faculty Affiliate in the Cultural Studies PhD program at George Mason University.

Tim Gibson’s research interests include critical media studies, the political economy of communication, and urban studies.  He has published articles at the intersection of media and urban studies in a variety of communication and cultural studies journals.  He is also author of Securing the Spectacular City: The Politics of Revitalization and Homelessness in Downtown Seattle, a book which explores issues of gentrification and urban poverty in Seattle during the 1990s, and co-editor (with Mark Lowes) of Urban Communication: Production, Text, Context (for which he won the 2007 Urban Communication Foundation’s Jane Jacobs Book Award). You can follow Tim on Twitter @timgibson.

Susan Tomasovic, VACAS President Emeritus

Professor Tomasovic is a Term Instructor of Communication at George Mason University. She received her MA at George Mason University in Communication/Political & Media Criticism. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Education with a Communication & Theater major and a Physiology minor from University of Missouri.

Here at George Mason, Professor Tomasovic is the Faculty Advisor for Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Honor Society, Sigma Chapter and Faculty Advisor for the Snowboard and Ski club. While teaching Communication she published an Oral Interpretation Workbook. She has also received many awards and honors such as National Faculty Advisor of the Year, Lambda Pi Eta, The National Communication Honor Society, as well as GMU Faculty Advisor of the Year Award.

Something you may not know about Professor Tomasovic is that she teaches swimming classes as well as downhill snow ski classes at GMU for the school of Recreation, Health, and Tourism. Also, some of her former jobs included working for Disney, a radio station, and in film and television for the Kentucky Film Commission.