Video and audio, from concept through completion.


Cory Byers Cory Byers is an Instructor in the Department of Mass Communications, the Director of Video Services, the faculty advisor for the Ad Club, and an award-winning video producer. With backgrounds in both advertising and video production, Byers teaches a number of courses in each area, including: Copywriting & Design, Electronic Media Advertising, Advertising Campaigns, Advanced Video Writing and Production, and Advanced Video Directing and Producing.

He is a member of the Broadcast Education Association, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and the American Advertising Federation.

Wayne Mills

I have 35 years’ experience in the Television Industry. I have worked a number of places including, WSIU-TV/FM Carbondale, IL, Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta, GA, and most recently before coming to SIUE, WMAR-TV in Baltimore, MD. My hobbies include hunting, fishing, computers, and video games. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog Farnsworth (who is named for Philo T. Farnsworth, an early television pioneer).


Mike CatheyMichael J. (Mike) Cathey came to the Department of Mass Communications at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in February 2012. Mike began his career in the U.S. Air Force in 1987 as a Ground Radio Communications Equipment Technician, and earned an A.A.S. in Electronic Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force in October 1993. After his service, he attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, and graduated with a B.S. in Engineering with Professional Concentration in Electrical Engineering in May 1998. He then began working at ABC affiliate, KAIT-TV, in Jonesboro, and soon reached the position of Assistant Chief Engineer, where he completed nearly fourteen years.

Since arriving at SIUE, he has been awarded a classification from the Society of Broadcast Engineers as a “Certified Broadcast Television Engineer.”