Who is he? A go-getter is one way to describe Owens, Dean of the School of Communication Arts. From the time he was a freshman in high school, he's been accused of a being media maverick. He got his start in photography. While working as a photojournalist for the Associated Press and Worldwide News Service, he photographed Presidents Ford, Carter and Reagan.
What’s he done? When teaching television production courses and senior seminars, Owens can draw on a long resume and lots of stories. His professional experience includes eleven Olympic broadcasts, Monday Night Football, NCAA basketball, and 22 years of Indy 500 broadcasts for ESPN and ABC Sports. Owens has also been a producer for the World Equestrian Games, Goodwill Games, ESPN2 and SportsChannel and has been instrumental in involving Asbury students in significant media events.
Owens has authored or co-authored three textbooks on television production: Television Sports Production, Video Production Handbook and Television Production.
Outside of class? Owens has been married for over 25 years to his wife Lynn and has a daughter, Sarah. Some of his hobbies include media lapel pin collecting (the count is past 5,000), camping, and boating.