Michael Curtin

Profile Updated: August 23, 2012
Residing In: Glen Osborne, PA Santa Barbara, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Single Melissa Owen Curtin
Occupation: Professor
Children: No kids. Some pretty cool cats, though.

I knocked around a bit after college and met Melissa when we were living in the SF Bay area in 1980. We got married in 1982 and just celebrated our 30th anniversary! During that time we've lived in Indiana, Wisconsin, and now Santa Barbara, California. We've also lived for few years overseas in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Taipei.

In the late 1970s, I started working as a journalist, first for Pacifica, then Youth News, NPR, Canadian Broadcasting, and Wisconsin Public Television. After that I went to grad school and then got a job in 1990 as a professor at Indiana U. After that we moved to University of Wisconsin in 2001 and then to UCSB in 2009. I teach and do research on media industries around the world. Also collaborate and consult with the industry in LA. Melissa also teaches at UCSB in Linguistics. All this sounds boring and serious, but we're not really. ...really! We enjoy the beaches and mountains when we have time. We eat and drink too much, and fall asleep way too early. Doesn't that sound fun?

Am sorry that we won't be able to make it to the reunion. It's scheduled for the very first day of the school year here and I'm teaching an overload of classes, so it's hard for me to duck out. Truly wish that Melissa and I could be there. Am looking forward to seeing some pix on the website!

School Story:

Eat 'n Park. Need I say more?

Attending QV Hall-of-Fame Game (09/28/12)


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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:22 AM