Mr. Flaster was the architect for one of this nation’s first FM news radio stations and created one of the country’s first converged Television, Radio and New Media operations. He has taught in the Communications Departments of Kent State University and San Diego State University and was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He has regularly served as peer media project review panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities and was jury chair for television entertainment and documentary for the New York Festival.
Michael Flaster has a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from the State University of New York College at Cortland and a Master’s Degree from the School of Journalism and Telecommunications from Kent State University. He has served as an advisor to both the Digital Arts Center at the University of California San Diego Extension and UCSD/Calit2 ArtPower’s “Filmatic Festival.”
Michael Flaster has served in executive leadership positions on number of professional and community boards. His work as Vice Chair for LEAD San Diego, President of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture and the San Diego Visual Arts Foundation and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the La Jolla Playhouse affords him strong insight into non-profit arts and cultural institutional governance and management. He has also served as a board member of the Public Radio Program Director’s Association, the Association of Music Personnel in Public Radio and Music From Stan Hywet.