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Peter J. Ensel, III

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Peter J. Ensel III working in his office

Peter Ensel, a graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh, joined the faculty in 1988. He worked for several years as an associate producer and a news producer at WTEN-TV and as a sales account executive at WFLY-WPTR radio in Albany, New York. Ensel serves as advisor to the college’s chapter of NBS-AERho. In addition, he coordinates the broadcast management minor, chairs the college’s Intercollegiate Athletic Board and Distinguished Visiting Alumni program. He is a certified high school softball, baseball, and volleyball official and is active in coaching local youth basketball teams.


  • M.S., Boston University (1985)
  • B.A., SUNY Plattsburgh

Teaching & Research Areas

  • Basic and advanced audio production
  • Broadcast journalism
  • Advanced television news production
  • Electronic media management
  • Fundamentals of broadcasting
  • Television station operation
  • Television station management
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