Emerson’s Journalism Department hosts distinguished faculty members who have worked for Boston television affiliates and area newspapers, as well as CNN, CBS, NBC, CNBC, NPR, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Christian Science Monitor.

Your Graduate Program Director, Tim Riley, serves as your primary faculty advisor, advising you on academic matters to ensure that you achieve your learning objectives and satisfy the program's requirements. You will also receive program and department news from your program director along with any on- and off-campus opportunities that might be of interest.

Meet Your Graduate Program Director

  • Tim Riley
    Pronouns: (He/Him/His)
    Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director

    Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor Tim Riley has a passion for multimedia storytelling that stems from his background as an NPR rock critic and author. He has contributed to publications such as the New York Times and the Los Angeles Review of Books and written acclaimed titles on the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Madonna, rock history, and the life of John Lennon. 

Current Graduate Faculty List