Dr. Donna L. Halper

Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies Lesley University

Donna L. Halper, PhD is an associate professor of Communication and Media Studies at Lesley University, Cambridge MA. She is the author of six books and many articles. Her most recent book is a newly revised and expanded second edition of “Invisible Stars: A Social History of Women in American Broadcasting,” published in March 2014. She is also the author of a well-receivedlocal history, “Boston Radio 1920-2010,” which tells the story of Boston radio in words and pictures.Dr. Halper is a frequently published and widely quoted media historian. Among hermany published articles is one about early radio in Boston, “Preserving the Story of Greater Boston’s Pioneering Broadcast Stations 1XE and WGI,” which appeared in theAWA Reviewin 2018; and one about a priest who used radio to teach religious tolerance, “Father Michael J. Ahern: Boston’s First Radio Priest,” which appeared in Boston’s Catholic newspaper, The Pilot,in 2017.

Dr. Halper also writes about baseball history and is a freelance writer. A talk she gave at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown NY, “Written Out of History: Women Baseball Writers, 1905–1945,” was published in 2019 in The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2017–2018, ed. William Simons. McFarland & Co. And she has provided chapters for numerous books published by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), including “Opening Fenway Park in Style: The 1912 World Champion Red Sox,” and “The Miracle Braves of 1914.”

Donna L. Halper, PhD is an associate professor of Communication and Media Studies at Lesley University, Cambridge MA. She is the author of six books and many articles. Her most recent book is a newly revised and expanded second edition of “Invisible Stars: A Social History of Women in American Broadcasting,” published in March 2014. She is also the author of a well-receivedlocal history, “Boston Radio 1920-2010,” which tells the story of Boston radio in words and pictures.Dr. Halper is a frequently published and widely quoted media historian. Among hermany published articles is one about early radio in Boston, “Preserving the Story of Greater Boston’s Pioneering Broadcast Stations 1XE and WGI,” which appeared in theAWA Reviewin 2018; and one about a priest who used radio to teach religious tolerance, “Father Michael J. Ahern: Boston’s First Radio Priest,” which appeared in Boston’s Catholic newspaper, The Pilot,in 2017.

Dr. Halper also writes about baseball history and is a freelance writer. A talk she gave at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown NY, “Written Out of History: Women Baseball Writers, 1905–1945,” was published in 2019 in The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2017–2018, ed. William Simons. McFarland & Co. And she has provided chapters for numerous books published by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), including “Opening Fenway Park in Style: The 1912 World Champion Red Sox,” and “The Miracle Braves of 1914.”

Website
www.donnahalper.com
Lectures

2.27.2020 (1:10:05)

Flashback February: The 90s