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Arthur Boodaghian returned to Queens College in 2005, after a three year hiatus.  He earned his B.A. from Queens College as a Speech/Drama major and earned an M.A from New York  University.   Boodaghian has had a varied career both in education and in industry.  He served as special assistant to the dean of the school of General Studies during the turbulent 1970’s and taught Speech and the Role of Rhetoric in American Society.   In 1976, Boodaghian left the college and worked as a Production Manager for ABC Sports until his retirement in 1993.  In 1994, Arthur Boodaghian returned to Queens College as an adjunct in the Drama department and within a year, he was appointed as an administrator overseeing the experimental program in the field of Journalism along with Media Studies and Library Studies.  Within a year of his appointment, Boodaghian was appointed Director of the Weekend College.  He served as the director until his departure in 2001 when he went off, once again, to toil in television sports with the YES Network.   His work as Director of Production Planning at YES gave him the unique opportunity be a participant in a Network that was in its embryonic stage.  Arthur Boodaghian is the recipient of three Emmy awards while a Production Manager at ABC Sports.

By his own admission, Boodaghian is certain that his “double life”—in industry and in education has made him a better teacher and mentor to his students.  As an adjunct professor, Prof. Boodaghian teaches the Introduction to Drama and Theatre as a dramatic literature course.    He has returned to his “home”, Queens College and his first love teaching.


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