Digital Audio Associate Lecturer
A lifelong resident of Muncie, Rich Swingley graduated from Ball State University in 1987 with a degree in Telecommunications. After graduation, he worked for the next seventeen years at the university in various capacities including Producer, Director, Public Relations Liaison, Distance Education Broadcast Coordinator and Audio/Video Post-Production Specialist.
In 1992, Rich began working for ABC-Sports as a freelance Telecommunications Manager. His extensive freelance work since that time has included productions for ESPN, FOX, NBC, CBS, MTV, the Big Ten Network, and the Indianapolis Colts. He has participated in the network broadcast of over 400 live events, including the Kentucky Derby, Indianapolis 500, Monday Night Football, BCS College Football Bowl Series, and the NFL Super Bowl.
In 2000, Rich began teaching audio and video production in the Department of Telecommunications at Ball State University. His specialties include the teaching of high-definition television production, and surround-sound audio production. He is the founder of the TCOM Production Immersion Program, through which Ball State students have produced films that have shown in the Indianapolis International Film Festival and the Heartland Film Festival.
He is also the co-founder of Sports Link, an immersive learning program that allows students to manage and produce live sporting events using the university’s remote production truck. Students from the Sports Link program were nominated for a regional EMMY in the professional category in 2009, competing with regional sports networks and broadcasts of NBA and MLB teams. Rich continues to serve as a certified instructor for Digidesign Pro Tools, an industry leading audio post-production software. He also completed a Masters Degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2007.