Media Fellows Directors
David A. Bohmer
David A. Bohmer '69 is director of the Eugene S. Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media at DePauw University.
Bohmer oversees operation of the Center, which includes the student newspaper, The DePauw; WGRE-FM, the student-operated radio station; television and video production units; student yearbook, The Mirage; photography and graphics laboratory; and a computer laboratory. The Center schedules well-known national journalists and other national figures to speak throughout the year.
He also directs the Media Fellows Program, an honors program designed for students who plan a career in, or related to media and communications-related areas. Media Fellows students learn about various aspects of the business, technology and ethics of mass media from academic and professional faculty and speakers. The program also includes a semester-long internship and capstone seminar, which includes a substantial media project.
Previous to his work at DePauw, Bohmer had a 17-year career with Centel Corporation, a diversified telecommunications company. Bohmer was senior vice president of government relations from 1989 to 1992 and president of Centel Cable Television Company from 1986 to 1989. Earlier, he held numerous positions in the cable and telephone business.
He has been active nationally in several organizations, including the advisory board for the Center for National Policy, a Washington, D.C. think tank; board of governors for the Congressional Management Foundation; member of the U.S. Telephone Association Government Relations Committee; board member of the National Cable Television Association; C-SPAN; Cable Advertising Bureau; Walter Kaitz Foundation board; and NuCable Resources, Inc. He has lectured in The Washington Campus, a program for business students and executives supported by 16 universities.
After receiving his bachelor's degree in history at DePauw in 1969, Bohmer earned both an M.A. and Ph.D. in American history at the University of Michigan. He also participated in the advanced management program at Harvard Business School.
Marilyn E. Culler
Marilyn Culler is the assistant director of the Media Fellows program at DePauw University.
Culler received her BA in English from Millersville University in 1979, and her MA in Journalism in 1986 from Ball State University. She has worked as a professional photographer with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, an Information Specialist with the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, Academic Coordinator for the DePauw School of Music and DePauw University Photographer.
Through her work at the PCCM, Culler is involved in all aspects of the administration of the Media Fellows program. She continues to work as a freelance photographer, and is a member of the National Press Photographers Association.