Ron has published several articles about the Motion Picture Association of America’s ratings system, and has also examined the “third-person effect” as it relates to movie ratings, reality television, and video games. He is co-author of a book chapter about "The Sopranos," written with Wendy Chapman Peek. His teaching specialty areas are media and cinema studies.


  • B.A., Rhode Island College
  • M.S., Boston University
  • Ph.D., Syracuse University