Coordinator, Department of Convergence Media
Alan Quartemont is an assistant professor of convergence media, specializing in journalism. A native of Wisconsin, he earned his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Marquette University and a master’s degree in communication from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. After several years as a news anchor at KALB News Channel 5 in Alexandria, Quartemont began teaching full-time at LC in 2009.
Quartemont teaches classes within the Department of Convergence Media primarily focusing on areas of broadcast journalism and sports media coverage.
With more than 25 years experience in journalism and broadcasting, Quartemont brings a wealth of professional expertise to the Department of Convergence Media. As a long-time broadcast professional, Quartemont’s teaching philosophy focuses on the practical aspects of journalism.
In keeping with the current age of media convergence, Quartemont stresses the need for students to be “generalists” as opposed to “specialists.” Students must be equipped with a diverse skillset to excel in today’s ever-changing digital media environment. To that end, he developed Wildcatsmedia.com, which allows students in the Convergence Media program to write, edit, and produce content for online multimedia news, much of which serves as a student news source for the LC campus and community.
Quartemont continues to be active in local media, co-hosting a daily political news program, Talk Back, on 970 AM KSYL. He also serves as pastor at Sherwood Baptist Church in Tioga.