For the Media

Faculty Experts List

For access to faculty members on the Expert List, as well as additional Emerson contacts, such as alumni and trustees, please contact Carole McFall, Director of Media Relations at 617-824-8415 or carole_mcfall@emerson.edu

  • Nancy J. Allen

    Executive-in-Residence, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

    Health communication and social marketing campaign development. Public health topics such as HIV/AIDS, tobacco, substance abuse, injury and violence prevention, obesity prevention, teen health, and sexual health.

  • Benny Sato Ambush

    Senior Distinguished Producing Director-in-Residence, Department of Performing Arts

    Theatrical Stage Directing

    Producing plays

    Teaching acting and directing

    Artistically helming professional theaters

    Conflict resolution

    Mentoring young people

  • John Dennis Anderson

    Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies

    Performance Studies, particularly the performance of literature and of the life and work of Henry James, William Faulkner, Robert Frost, and Washington Irving.

  • Doug Anderson

    Part Time Faculty, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

    I am a creative writer, a visual artist and a teacher of literature.  My Phd specialization is in memoir, and my areas of scholarship are 20th Century American Literature, Novel/Epic, and Drama.  I have written plays, screenplays, short fiction, poetry, critical essays and journalism.  My book of poetry, The Moon Reflected Fire, won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and Blues for Unemployed Secret Police, a grant from the Academy of American Poets.  My memoir, Keep Your Head Down: Vietnam, the Sixties, and a Journey of Self-Discovery, was published by W.W. Norton in 2009.  At Emerson, I teach a course called The Literature of Extreme Situations in the Institute of Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies.

     

  • Miranda Banks

    Assistant Professor, Department of Visual & Media Arts

  • Gerlo Beernink

    Kasteel Well Part Time Faculty, International Study & External Programs

  • Sam Binkley

    Associate Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

    Critical social theories of subjectivity, particularly with regard to the work of Michel Foucault. 

  • Vladimir Boskovic

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

    Historical, cultural and political topics from the  area of Southeastern Europe, and especially in Greece and former Yugoslavia.

    Hisory of education and humanities from antiquity to the modern era.

  • Harlan Bosmajian

    Assistant Professor, Department of Visual & Media Arts

    Digital and film cameras, lighting, and the visualization of scripts.

    Professional Director of Photography on over 30 feature films and television shows.

  • Josie Bray

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Performing Arts

    Choreography, Directing, Producing, Physical Theater, Movement for Actors, Anatomy and Physiology for Actors and Dancers

  • Israela Adah Brill-Cass

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Communication Studies

    Attorney with expertise in all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)/conflict resolution including mediation, negotiation, arbitration and facilitation.  Have worked with courts, private corporations and federal and state agencies to set up dispute resolution programs. Attorney since 1993, mediator and ADR professional and teacher since 1998.

  • Tatyana Bronstein

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Visual & Media Arts

    Feature-length documentaries, fine art photography and short narratives that focus on compelling snapshots of life, on the everyday lives of ordinary and exceptional people, their transformation and inner struggle.

    Extensive experience teaching interactive media, digital photography and video production.

    Born in Ukraine, Tatyana's unique perspective and knowledge of the film arts merges American, European, and Russian cultures.

     

  • Delia Cabe

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

    Journalism, Publishing

  • Paul Caldera

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Marketing Communication

    "Enthusiast branding" – two decades of experience developing integrated marketing communications for enthusiast clients that include: The North Face, Cessna Aircraft, Parker Guitars, Segway, Teva, Ben Hogan Golf, TomTom, Backroads, JanSport, Hinckley Yachts and many others. Industry experience that ranges from aviation and boating to outdoor, sporting goods, consumer electronics, music and adventure travel.

    Founding Partner, Saltworks– Informed Design for Enthusiast Brands.

  • Claudia Castaneda

    Senior Scholar-in-Residence, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

    women's, gender and sexuality studies; science and technology studies;  issues of cultural diversity;  issues of oppression and privilege.

  • Mark D. Chesak

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Visual & Media Arts

    Experienced editor for long-form documentaries, and an Avid Certified Instructor.

    Credits include: "Crash of Flight 111" for NOVA, "Dangerous Prescription" for Frontline, "Surviving Mars" for the Discovery Channel, plus numerous shows for History Channel, NAT GEO, NBC Sports, as well as the DIY Network.

     

  • Frank Chindamo

    Part Time Faculty, International Study & External Programs

     Began making web videos in 2000 for WarnerBros.com. Made first web video series to play on a mobile network (Sprint, 2004.) Cover stories in the LA Times and Forbes Magazine, write-ups in the NY Times, WSJ, USA Today, news radio, CNN, etc. Instructor at USC, UCLA, Chapman and especially Emerson College in web video.

    Finally, I created the courses and am an Adjunct Professor of the web video production and monetization classes at USC, UCLA, Chapman U. and Emerson College. My Students have included Primetime Emmy Winner Bernie Su, billion-hitter Freddie Wong, and 5SecondFilms. I co-wrote the book on Internet Stardom and serve on the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Web Television.

  • Martie Cook

    Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Visual & Media Arts

    Screenwriting.

    Over 25 years of experience as a writer and producer for television and film.

    Has worked for NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, and Universal Studios. Author of the book, Write To TV: Out of Your Head and Onto the Screen.

  • Scott Cooper

    Los Angeles Part Time Faculty, International Study & External Programs

    Film and Television Studies, Media Studies, and the Cultural Study of Media and Society

  • Thomas Cooper

    Professor, Department of Visual & Media Arts

    Media consumption, media effects, media ethics and media criticism. Special emphasis on ethical issues such as privacy, First Amendment, confidentiality,  obscenity,  diversity/discrimination, conflict of interest, reputation, defamation, and related.

  • Brian Dowley

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Visual & Media Arts

    Documentaries and narrative films.

    Director of photography for over 30 years.

     

  • William Dreyfus

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Visual & Media Arts

    23 years of inside Hollywood experience in screenwriting, screen story analysis, script coverage and notes, as well as a working knowledge of the way scripts sell and the procedures writers need to know to successfully navigate the Hollywood film industry

     

     

     

  • Mary J. Eberhardinger

    Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies

     Lecturer and researcher in The Department of Communication Studies at Emerson College.

  • Cathryn Cushner Edelstein

    Senior Scholar-in-Residence, Department of Communication Studies

    Communication - teaching cultural communication to international students studying in the United States.

    Her book, Excuse Me, Can You Repeat That? How to Communicate in the U.S. as an International Student - A Reference Guide will be available Fall 2012 from Five Star Publications.

  • Timothy Edgar

    Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director for the Health Communication Program, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

    Development of health communication and social marketing campaigns, evaluation of health-related behavior change initiatives

  • Ken Feil

    Senior Scholar-in-Residence, Department of Visual & Media Arts

    Camp and Cult film and television, disaster movies, LGBTQ media studies, sex comedy of the 1950s and 1960s, and "bromance"/buddy comedies of the 2000s

  • Andrew Fish

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Professional Studies

     Expert in Classic Hollywood Cinema.  Writer of several Screenplays for Bazley Films (The Iron Giant), extensive experience with several publishers both as a creator and as an administrator in the industry.

    Recently he's developed a cyber bullying strategy that is being implemented in schools across the region using comic art to express the struggles with bullying.

  • Catherine Flanagan

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Marketing Communication

    20+ years corporate and freelance experience in Strategic Marketing and Integrated Communications with particular interest in the Small Business, Not for Profit, and Telecommunications sectors.

  • Ken Gagne

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

  • Indira Ganesan

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

    Novelist, whose interests center on women's voice, immigrant culture, and fiction.

    Third novel, Sweet As Honey, is out in February 2013 from Alfred A. Knopf.

  • Daniel Gaucher

    Associate Professor, Department of Visual & Media Arts

    Two decades in television post-production (editing) of reality and documentary television for NBC, MTV, Bravo, A&E, UPN, Spike, VH-1, TLC, Discovery, History Channel, PBS, and the National Geographic Channel.

  • Phillip Glenn

    Professor and Interim Dean of the School of Communication, Department of Communication Studies

    Expert on interpersonal communication, specializing in laughter and humor, conflict, negotiation, and mediation.  Helps train mediators, consults, and offers guest lectures.   

     

     

  • Jared M. Gordon

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Visual & Media Arts

    Screenplay structure, the parallels between mythology and storytelling/screenwriting, and social media marketing

  • Ruth Grossman

    Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

    I have been conducting research on nonverbal components of communication and social interaction in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) for several years.  My work uses a variety of technologies, including infrared motion-capture and eyetracking.  I hope to determine factors that can improve the social appropriateness of individuals with ASD during face-to-face communication.

  • Paul Hackett

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Marketing Communication

     

     

  • ziad h hamzeh

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Visual & Media Arts

    Film and Theater Directing, Producing, and Writing.

    IZiad’s work has earned over forty awards and accolades for directing, producing, and writing.  He is the producer of ALWAYS BRANDO, which  had its world premiere at The 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Ziad’s other work includes the AFI premiere of THE LETTER: AN AMERICAN TOWN AND THE “SOMALI INVASION”, his critically acclaimed and multi-award winning feature-length documentary about the influx of black Muslim immigrants into a small New England town in post-9/11 America.  His award-winning feature film SHADOW GLORIES won numerous awards and was called “powerful and distinctive, a mature, accomplished work, strong, stylish and uncompromising” by Kevin Thomas, film critic for the Los Angeles Times.

     

  • Randy Harrison

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Marketing Communication

    Integrated Marketing; helping organizations position their products and services to engage the hearts and minds of customers and propects; and expanding the definition of Integrated Marketing to better meet 21st Century business needs that is aligned with core executive agenda.

  • Melissa Healey

    Artist-in-Residence, Department of Performing Arts

    Voice Instructor -  training the actor's voice to be sensitive, free and expressive. 

  • Steve Himmer

    Senior Lecturer, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

  • Eric Hofbauer

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Performing Arts

    Social, historical, and cultural impact of 20th century American Music, with a focus on Jazz and how its innovations relate to race relations, technology, and popular culture.

  • Richard Hoffman

    Senior Writer-in-Residence, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

     While primarily a poet, I have also published award-winning essays and memoirs, as well as a collection of short stories.

  • Donald Hurwitz

    Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Marketing Communication

    Proponent and practitioner of Integrated Marketing Communication.  20 years experience as a senior executive strategist and relationship leader at advertising agencies (Arnold, IQJ), direct marketing and internet firms (Pamet River Partners, Digitas), with service to the brand and promotional advertising programs of  retail companies like New Balance and TJ Maxx, database and digital initiatives of FedEx, GM, J&J; and pharmaceutical database marketing for Shire, Wyeth and others. 

     

  • Hassan Ildari

    Assistant Professor, Department of Visual & Media Arts

    American cinema, Iranian and world cinema, Hollywood and its history, screenwriting

    Iranian-born movie and television writer-director
     

  • Alden Jones

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

    Writing Pedegogy, Travel Literature, Contemporary Travel Writing, and Contemporary Fiction.

    Author of The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler's Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia and Unaccompanied Minors: Stories.
     

  • Billie Jo Joy

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Performing Arts

    Billie Jo Joy is an accomplished dancer, choreographer, actor, writer, director, yogi, and teacher who works in film and on stage. She teaches classes in movement for actors, improvisation, yoga, meditation and creative process. Billie Jo has taught people of all ages from infants to elderly in all kinds of settings from day care centers, to college campuses, to corporations, developing original and effective classes for the populations she serves. She has extensive cross-cultural and interdisciplary expertise.

     

  • Daphne Kalotay

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

    Contemporary Fiction Publishing

    Modern and Contemporary Literature

    Creative Writing

    Author, most recently, of the novel Sight Reading (HarperCollins)—a Boston Globe bestseller that was a finalist for the 2014 Paterson Fiction Prize, short-listed for the 2014 Julia Ward Howe Prize, and winner of the 2014 New England Society Book Award for Fiction.

  • Steve Kalter

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Marketing Communication

    A dedicated and enthusiastic marketing research professional with over 20 years in the field, Steve Kalter has wide-ranging expertise conducting quantitative and qualitative research for myriad well-known brands, particularly those in the CPG, retail, and manufacturing arenas.

    Mr. Kalter founded Acumen Marketing Research, Inc., in 2002. Acumen's creative approach to reporting and data visualization enables clients to "See the Big Picture" rapidly, providing astute observations, meaningful analyses, and truly actionable recommendations. 

  • Daniel Kempler

    Professor and CD Program Coordinator, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

    Language and communication impairments following brain damage; aphasia, dementia, Parkinson's disease, and voice disorders

  • Spencer Kimball

    Scholar-In-Residence, Department of Communication Studies

    Nationally recognized public opinion pollster; Exptertise in political communication, sports communication and social media.

  • David Kociemba

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Visual & Media Arts

    Joss Whedon, video game "Super Columbine Massacre RPG!", union issues in higher education, images of disability in film and TV, and internet cat videos
     

  • Janet Kolodzy

    Professor, Department of Journalism

    She can address the ethical, legal and practical challenges journalists face in providing news today. And, how today's journalists must tell stories using any and all media (print, broadcast, online, social) available in order to reach modern news audiences. Kolodzy is the author of two convergence journalism textbooks,

  • Maria Koundoura

    Professor and Chair, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

    Expertise in the area of aesthetis, ethics, and politics of transnational culture exchange in a global culture setting.

  • Daniela Kukrechtova

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

    English and American Literature

  • Don Lankiewicz

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

    Educational publishing

  • Jerry Lanson

    Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Journalism

    Teaches Journalism Ethics and has written on the subject for such places as the Christian Science Monitor, Online Journalism Review, Media Ethics and his blog, jerrylanson.wordpress.com.

    In 2011 and 2010, he worked with senior Irish journalists visiting Boston College's Irish Institute in seminars on ethical decision-making. 

  • Joanne Lasker

    Associate Professor and Curriculum and Capstone Coordinator, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

    Adult with acquired communication problems after stroke, head injury, dementia, or degenerative neurological disease.

    Communication strategies for adults and families with severe impairments in speaking.

    Aphasia, traumatic brain injury, dementia, right hemisphere stroke, apraxia of speech. 

  • Sabrina Learman

    Voice Instructor, Department of Performing Arts

    Vocal training for BFA Musical Theatre majors in Performing Arts.

     

  • Mark Leccese

    Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism

    Media critic/blogger for Boston Globe: http://www.boston.com/gatekeeper

    Political journalism, political blogs, use of social media in politics, use of social media in journalism, media criticism. 

     

  • Brad Lemack

    Los Angeles Part Time Faculty, International Study & External Programs

    Los Angeles-based talent manager, entertainment publicist and author (The Business of Acting: Learn the Skills You Need to Build the Career You Want and The New Business of Acting: How to Build a Career in a Changing Landscape).

    Former publicity executive for pioneering TV producer Norman Lear, Lemack established his Lemack & Company Talent Management/Public Relations in 1982. He is also the host of the Web TV series Inside the Business of Acting and is a business of acting career coach.

  • Kristin J. Lieb

    Associate Professor, Department of Marketing Communication

    Dr. Lieb specializes in brand management, entertainment marketing, and person brands.

  • Theodore R. Life Jr.

    Senior Distinguished Director-in-Residence, Department of Visual & Media Arts

    Producer/director for theater, film and television, with extensive international experience living and working in West Africa, notably Nigeria and in Asia, notably in Japan.

  • Amy Litwack

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

    Speech therapist with 17 years of clinical experience working in adult neurogenic disorders, with a specialty in diagnosing and treating swallowing disorders. She has worked as a speech pathologist in acute medical, acute rehab, and subacute settings, and has completed over 3300 modified barium swallow studies. In addition to her clinical work, she has served as a clinical supervisor in the Robbins Center and has been an Emerson clinical instructor since 2004.

  • Kimberly Lorusso

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Marketing Communication

    Global marketing manager with focus on high tech markets. Experience includes: global campaign management and integrated marketing strategy. Extensive expertise in building innovative and results driven marketing programs, specializing in alliance marketing, financial services marketing and solution selling.

  • Roxana Maiorescu

    Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing Communication

    Expertise in global public relations, organizational culture, and crisis management.

  • Paul Mandelbaum

    Los Angeles Part Time Faculty, International Study & External Programs

    Literature of Los Angeles, contemporary American short story, and author juvenilia

  • Shane Martin

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Communication Studies

    Worked at the Massachusetts State House and consulted state and local politicians throughout New England. As a political consultant he has conducted numerous political polls/surveys, devised campaign strategy and prepared candidates for debate.

    In addition, Shane has taught political and communications courses for the past 5 years at Fitchburg State College and Mount Wachusett Community College. These courses include Speech, Public Speaking, Political Communication and Rhetoric, Moot Court, U.S. Government, State and Local Government, U.S. Congress, Mass and the Federal System, and Leadership and Service Learning.

  • Andrea Martucci

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

    Can speak about: magazine publishing industry, particularly circulation and marketing; literary magazine business models; direct response marketing; student publications (co-founder of student pub em magazine).

  • Brenna McCormick

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Marketing Communication

    Brenna McCormick teaches  teaching Creative Thinking and Problem Solving in Emerson's Integrated Marketing Communication graduate program. Her areas of expertise include digital marketing, brand strategy, and visual merchandising technology, She has worked with clients such as Calvin Klein, New Balance, Reebok, and Jones New York.

     

     

  • Leslie Medalie

    E3 Tutor, Department of Marketing Communication

    Strategic public relations message and campaign development including press materials, spokesperson interviews, media tours, social and online media relations.

  • Betsy Micucci

    Director, Clinical Programs, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

  • Paul Mihailidis

    Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing Communication

    Areas of expertise: media literacy, civic media, networked publics, digital engagement, citizenship, social media, global media, civic voices, interactive communication, media, and library spaces.

  • Cara Moyer-Duncan

    Assistant Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

    South African film, culture and history; culture and identity; African cinema

  • Pablo Muchnik

    Associate Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

    I am a philosopher who specializes in Kant and the modern period. My interests gravitate towards political philosophy and ethics. I have written extensively on the problem of evil, and am working on a book about politics and religion in Kant (tentatively titled, Faith Labor's Lost). I have edited and co-edited various collections and am in charge of a book series, Kantian Questions. I am currently the Vice President of the North American Kant Society and head of the Eastern Study Group (ENAKS).

  • Yasser Munif

    Assistant Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

    Specializes in colonial history, racial identities, and the production of space in marginal sites in France and the US.

  • Bethany Nelson

    Senior Theatre Educator-in-Residence, Department of Performing Arts

    Theatre education, playmaking, and multicultural education at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

    Teaching drama and theatre K-12 in urban, suburban, and rural settings.

    Research interests are focused on using Applied Drama and Theatre for meeting best practice in multicultural education with at-risk urban youth.

  • William Orem

    Senior Writer-in-Residence, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

     Gothic Literature; British and American Modernism; James Joyce; fiction writing; play writing

  • Emmanuel Paraschos

    Professor, Department of Journalism

    Media ethics, comparative media law, new media, multimedia journalism, global journalism

  • Gregory Payne

    Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Communication Studies

    Expertise in political communication, sports communication,public diplomacy, crisis communication, health communication, celebrity/spectacle media events, social media and protest rhetoric.

  • Carolyn Pickman

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Performing Arts

    Casting for feature films, including The Town, Moonrise Kingdom, The Departed, Gone, Baby, Gone, Shutter Island, Mystic River, Good Will Hunting, and The Crucible.

  • Scott Pinkney

    Associate Professor, Department of Performing Arts

    Lighting Designer for Broadway, Off-Broadway, in major regional theatres and internationally for more than 400 productions in a career spanning more than 40 years.

     

  • John Pirone

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

    American Sign Language, Hearing Impairments, and Disabilities

    Former Executive Director of a nonprofit membership organization, Massachusetts State Association of the Deaf (MSAD).

    Co-founded a local deaf theatre company, worked with the Disability Law Center to produce a video to educate Deaf people about voting rights, established a new program, Deaf Youth Outdoor Leadership Program, for high school students, and successfully changed the state’s public policies regarding accessibility for people with disabilities in the legislative process. I currently serve on several boards of other organizations/agencies including the Statewide Advisory Council of Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Massachusetts State House’s Advisory Council on Accessibility, The Learning Center for the Deaf, The Disability Policy Consortium, and the MA Community First Systems Transformation Grant’s Quality Subcommittee and Consumer Involvement Toolkit workgroup.

    I am currently a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D) candidate at Northeastern University.  

  • Douglas Quintal

    Senior Executive-in-Residence, Department of Marketing Communication

    Marketing Communication, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Social Media, Advertising Creativity, and Marketing Strategy

  • Nejem Raheem

    Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing Communication

    Environmental/ecological economist, specializing in ecosystem service valuation, traditional natural resource management regimes, and benefit cost analysis. I also work with conservation professionals on Payment for Ecosystem Service scheme design. 

  • Vincent Raynauld

    Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies

  • Lu Ann Reeb

    Executive-in-Residence and Program Director of Business Studies and Entrepreneurship, Department of Marketing Communication

    A three-time entrepreneur, Reeb has launched new media marketing companies in the Boston area, creating an intersection of media, marketing and information online. Her Entrepreneurship followed a 20-year long career in Broadcast Journalism. as a reporter, producer and executive producer.  She teaches courses in the Marketing Communication Department including Entrepreneurship, Marketing Management, Capstone and Communication, Media and Society.

  • David Gerzof Richard

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Marketing Communication

    Advertising, Branding, Cyber-bullying, Facebook, Global Marketing, Integrated Marketing, Management, Marketing, Media Ethics, New Media, Public Relations, Social Media, Texting, Twitter

    Founder and President of BIGfish, an integrated social media, PR, marketing and social influence firm. His Twitter handle is @DavidGerzof.

  • Tim Riley

    Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism

    Author of five books on John Lennon, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Madonna, rock music history, with advanced degree in classical piano, and over two decades of critiques for NPR on all forms of pop culture.

  • John Rodzvilla

    Senior Electronic Publisher-in-Residence, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

    digitize work for e-books readers and tablets, digital reading, digital publishing, website design and accessibility.

  • Magda Romanska

    Associate Professor, Department of Performing Arts

    Theatre History and Criticism, World Drama, Dramatic Theory, Performances Studies, Theories of Comedy,  Dramaturgy, Polish Studies: Culture,Theatre, Film and History, Jewish Studies, Representations of Holocaust, Trauma Studies, Gender and Nationality.

  • John Rooke

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Journalism

    35 years experience in mass media, including TV, radio and web, at the local, regional and national level.  Currently an on-air broadcaster (sports) with several outlets that can be heard locally.

  • James Rowean

    Senior Executive-in-Residence, Department of Marketing Communication

    Advertising, Consumer Goods, Creative Development, Media Planning and Execution as well as Performance Evaluation, Farnchisee/Licensee Relationships (McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts), Retail Marketing, Integrated Marketing, and Branding

     

     

      

     

  • Mehmet Ali Sanlikol

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Performing Arts

    Mehmet Sanlikol not only received critical acclaim as a composer in Jazz and Contemporary Western Classical music but, he also published a scholarly book, entitled The Musician Mehters, about the organization and the music of the Ottoman Janissary Bands. He is also a research fellow at Harvard University and an active particpant at several different Ethnomusicology conferences. 

  • Eiki Satake

    Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

    Bayesian Statistics, Subjective Probability, Evidence-Based Statistics, Cross-cultural studies on mathematics and statistics education

  • Eric Schaefer

    Associate Professor, Department of Visual & Media Arts

    Film and media historian, specializing in exploitation and sexploitation movies and other low-budget motion pictures.  He has written on the history of exploitation and adult movies, B movies, pornography and censorship. He has a broad knowledge of 20th century American film and television history and of issues in moving image preservation.  He has appeared in documentaries and provided DVD commentaries for Criterion, Flicker Alley, Vinegar Syndrome and other companies.

  • Emile Schra

    Kasteel Well Part Time Faculty, International Study & External Programs

    Emile Schra has a background as a dramaturg and director. He wrote several books and articles on different subjects, ranging from Peter Brook to world theatre. Between 1998-2006 he was responsible for the PassePartout Summerschool in Utrecht where he produced workshops in an international context, festivals, lectures and books. Next to being a tutor for World Drama for Emerson and teaches at the Department of Communication & Journalism at Hogeschool Utrecht (The Netherlands). Besides being a dramaturg and journalist he works as a freelance trainer, consultant and coach for people involved in arts or business. He is fascinated by the power of theatrical communication.

  • Peter Seronick

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Marketing Communication

    Creative direction of advertising, marketing, copywriting,  integrated campaigns, and branding

     

  • Jane Shattuc

    Professor, Department of Visual & Media Arts

    American TV, TV talk shows, women and TV, and European art films

  • John Skoyles

    Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

  • Christine Skubisz

    Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

    Dr. Christine Skubisz is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication. Her research takes an empirical approach to the study of message design and effects. This includes the testing and evaluation of theoretically important message features and advancing communication theory. A consistent thread throughout her research is the question of how to present quantitative risk information to facilitate comprehension and use. Her research is published in Communication Yearbook, Health Communication, the Journal of Cancer Education, the Journal of Health Communication, and Communication Monographs.

  • Ellen Ireland

    Los Angeles Part Time Faculty, International Study & External Programs

    Film, Screenwriting, and over 10 years of experience as a studio development executive and as a freelance story and script consultant.

  • Tulasi Srinivas

    Associate Professor and Director of Faculty Development, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

    Culture and Religion, Political economy of globalization, Contemporary debates in anthropology, US- South asia relations, India, Hinduism, Political geography.

  • Jean Stawarz

    Associate Professor, Department of Visual & Media Arts

    American TV, TV talk shows, women and TV, and European art films

  • Doug Struck

    Senior Journalist-in-Residence, Department of Journalism

    Environmental journalism, global warming issues, science/media communication, investigative journalism, and non-profit models.

  • Keri Thompson

    Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies

    Political Communication, Speech, Public Speaking, Social Media, Rhetoric & Language, Campaigns & Candidates

  • Robert Todd

    Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Visual & Media Arts

    Film editor, sound designer, and assistant on local award-winning documentaries both for theatrical and broadcast release. His film's  have shown around the world at major festivals.

    Has exhibited his paintings and drawings at galleries across the country, reviewed in various publications. 

    Was Director of the Kingston Gallery in downtown Boston, and ran their performing arts program.

    Has been a performing and composing musician, has expertise in sound mixing.

  • Amy Vashlishan Murray

    Assistant Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

    Genetics, Neurobiology, Communication and Public Understanding of Science

  • Nancy Vincent

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

  • Lissa Warren

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

    Book publishing  -- can discuss how bestsellers are made through traditional media and social media. She can also discuss trends in book publishing, how books are selected for publication, and the editorial and promotion processes.

  • Cathy Waters

    Senior Executive-in-Residence and Associate Chair, Department of Marketing Communication

    Market Analysis, Marketing Strategy, Nonprofit Marketing, How to Develop Enjoyable Student Assignments that Achieve Measureable Outcomes (Assessment)

     

     

     

  • Michael Weiler

    Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies

    Candidate debates; political ideology; politics and economics; Ronald Reagan; neo-conservatism

  • Richard West

    Professor, Department of Communication Studies

    Family Communication

    Family Conflict, Intimacy, Storytelling

    Families and Technology

    Families and Holiday Stress

  • Scott Wheeler

    Professor, Department of Performing Arts

    Opera, Musical Theatre, New Classical Music, General Classical Music

  • Anne Zeiser

    Part Time Faculty, Department of Visual & Media Arts

    Zeiser has extensive experience in:

    -Television news and documentaries

    -Transmedia development (developing projects across multiple platforms-on screen, on air, online, in print )

    -Social impact campaign design (using media to fuel social change for PBS, BBC and other mission-driven media makers)

    -Strategic marketing (from branding, audience identification, and messaging  to advertising, public relations, and digital and social media)