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Rob Heller

254 Communication Building

ROBERT HELLER, a professor in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee since 1986, received his B.S. and M.A. degrees in photojournalism from Syracuse University. He taught photography and graphics for five years at the University of Miami and was publications designer and photographer at the State University of New York College at New Paltz, and Elmira College in New York. Heller also taught photography at The Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York. His photographs have been selected for numerous juried exhibitions and he continues to do freelance work in both graphic design and photography. Heller served as Photo Manager for the Ocoee Kayak and Canoe Olympic venue at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. A book of his photographs, “More Than the Game: The Tennessee Football Experience” has been published by Sports Publishing Inc., Champaign, Illinois. “Living On,” an exhibit of his portraits of Holocaust survivors and liberators from Tennessee has been in museums around the state of Tennessee and at major cities in Poland. The book was published by the University of Tennessee Press in spring, 2008. Heller is a member of the National Press Photographers Association, the Society for News Design and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, where he has served as head of the Visual Communication Division.


M.A., B.S., Syracuse University

Research Interests:
Photojournalism history
New technology
Newspaper design