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Scott Sochay

Job Title

  • Associate Professor of Communication Studies
    Communication Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Started at Bethel



  • Michigan State University - B.A., 1984
  • Michigan State University - MBA, 1989
  • Michigan State University - Ph.D., 1998

Research interests

Sochay's research and teaching interests include media law, media technology, and Native Americans and the media.

Courses Taught


  • Media Communication
  • Communication, Technology and Society
  • Online Journalism
  • Media Law
  • Native Americans and the Media


  • Advanced Media Communication


Dissertation Title: Newspaper Images of Native Americans: Michigan Newspaper Coverage of Treaties and Compacts Affecting Indians in the Territory and State of Michigan

Hobbies and Interests

Hobbies: Rooting for the Spartans, collecting football cards, playing softball, fantasy football

Favorite Book: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Favorite Christian Book (not including the Bible): The God Who Is There, He is There, and He is Not Silent by Francis Schaffer.