2018-2019 Graduate Course Catalog 
    
    Dec 11, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Faculty


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Lorraine Branham, Professor and Dean, Newspaper and Online Journalism
B.A., Temple University, 1976
Journalism ethics, media diversity, news management

Richard L. Breyer, Professor, Television, Radio and Film
M.A., New York University, 1967
Documentary, global communications, India cable television

Harriet Brown, Professor, Magazine
M.F.A., Brooklyn College, 1982
Magazine writing and editing, personal essay writing, body image and media, health communications, health journalism

Hubert Brown, Associate Professor, Broadcast and Digital Journalism; Associate Dean for Research, Creativity, International Initiatives and Diversity
M.A., University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1993
Minority broadcasting, journalism ethics, media and diversity, broadcast news producing

Nina Brown, Assistant Professor, Communications
J.D., Cornell University, 2010
Trademark infringement, copyright, communications law

Melissa Chessher, Professor, Chair, Magazine; Chair, Newspaper and Online Journalism;
Director, Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism
M.A., Baylor University, 1987
Magazine writing and editing, health journalism

Fiona Chew, Professor, Television, Radio and Film
Ph.D., University of Washington, 1985
Television research, the media and public health

Makana Chock, Associate Professor, Communications
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2004
Health communication, persuasion, risk communication, social media effects

Anthony D’Angelo, Professor of Practice, Public Relations, Director, Communications Management Independent Study Degree Program
M.S. Syracuse University, 1997
Digital public relations, internal and external communications      

Mike Davis, Professor of Practice, Visual Communications; Alexia Chair for Documentary Photography
M.A., University of Missouri, Columbia, 1987
Visual storytelling, photojournalism, picture editing, global communication

Beth Egan, Associate Professor, Advertising
M.B.A, Southern Methodist University, 1990
Media and digital strategy, packaged goods, beauty and travel industry expertise

Amy P. Falkner, Associate Professor, Advertising; Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
M.A., Syracuse University, 1989
Media planning, advertising to gay and lesbian markets, social media

Imraan Farukhi, Assistant Professor, Television, Radio, and Film; 
J.D., Pace University School of Law 2009
Cinema industry technologies, artist contracts, trademark and patent infringement

Barbara C. Fought, Associate Professor, Broadcast and Digital Journalism; 
J.D., University of Detroit, Mercy 1992
Communications law, broadcast news writing and reporting, access to information

Benjamin Frahm, Assistant Teaching Professor, Television, Radio and Film
M.F.A., UCLA, 2012
Screenwriting, feature film, structure of film, short scripts

Aileen Gallagher, Associate Professor, Magazine
B.A., Syracuse University, 1999
Magazine journalism, digital media, social media and journalism, blogs

Keith Giglio, Associate Professor, Television, Radio and Film
M.F.A., New York University, 1989
Comedy writing, screenwriting, writing for video games

Seth Gitner,Associate Professor, Newspaper and Online Journalism, Visual Communications
B.F.A. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1995
Digital journalism, multimedia journalism, visual language in communications

Tula Goenka, Professor, Television, Radio and Film, Endowed Chair of Public Communications
M.S., Syracuse University, 1986
Filmmaking, documentary production, Bollywood and Indian cinema, media and human rights

Erica Goode, Assistant Teaching Professor, Newspaper and Online Journalism
M.S., UC Santa Cruz, 1979
Science communications, environmental journalism, writing about human behavior

Bradley W. Gorham, Associate Professor, Chair, Communications; Director, Media Studies Program
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
Media and society; media effects; race, gender, and media

Eric Grode, Assistant Professor, Director, Goldring Arts Journalism Program
B.S., Syracuse University, 1993
Writing and editing in arts and entertainment, film criticism

Jennifer Grygiel, Assistant Professor, Communications
A.L.M., Harvard University, 2010
Social business and emerging media, social media marketing

Roy Gutterman, Associate Professor, Communications; Newspaper and Online Journalism; Director, Tully Center for Free Speech
J.D., Syracuse University, 2000
First Amendment law, communications ethics and law, legal issues and journalism, public access to information

Ken Harper, Associate Professor, Visual Communications
M.A., Ohio University, 2009
Graphics and interactive design, global communications

Dona Hayes, Associate Professor, Broadcast and Digital Journalism
M.S., Syracuse University, 1976
Broadcast newswriting, reporting, and production

Carolyn Hedges, Assistant Professor, Communications; Director,Communications@Syracuse
Ph.D., Syracuse University 2011
Digital media, gender, reality TV

Gregory Heisler, Professor of Practice, Visual Communications
Portrait photography, photo essays, advertising photography, editorial photography

Keren Henderson, Assistant Professor, Broadcast and Digital Journalism
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2015
The relationship between the business of making news and the art of making news

Leanne Hirschfield, Research Associate Professor, Communications
Ph.D., Tufts University, 2009
Human-computer interaction, machine learning

Sharon R. Hollenback, Professor, Television, Radio and Film
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1980
Media and society, screenwriting, media literacy

Shaina Holmes, Assistant Professor, Television, Radio and Film
B.S., Ithaca College, 2001
Visual effects, VFX compositing, motion graphics, animation
 
SooYeon Hong, Assistant Teaching Professor, Visual Communications
Ph.D., Syracuse University 2008
Communications behaviors, crisis communication and coping, corporate social responsibility

Hua Jiang, Associate Professor, Public Relations
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2009
Public relations management, social media and public relations, public relations research methods, internal communications

Christal Johnson, Assistant Teaching Professor, Public Relations
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2013
Data analytics, health messages and strategic communication, media and diversity, Public Relations research

Barbara E. Jones, Professor of Practice, Television, Radio and Film
M.S., Syracuse University, 1988
Television programming, television business, interactive digital media, communications management

Joel Kaplan, Professor, Newspaper and Online Journalism,
Associate Dean for Graduate Professional Studies
M.S.L., Yale Law School, 1991
Investigative reporting, media law, First Amendment law

Johanna Keller, Associate Professor, Newspaper and Online Journalism; Communications
M.A., Antioch University, 1996
Arts journalism, media coverage of arts and culture, media and diversity

Dennis F. Kinsey, Professor, Public Relations; Co-Director, Public Diplomacy Program; Director, Mass Communications Ph.D. Program
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1994
Public relations theory and research, political communications, Q-methodology

Charisse L’Pree, Assistant Professor, Communications
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2012
Media psychology, group representation and diversity, media effects, new media and behavioral change.

Carol M. Liebler, Professor, Communications
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989
Communications theory and methodology, media sociology, women in media, media and diversity

Joon Soo Lim, Assistant Professor, Public Relations
Ph.D., University of Florida, 2006
Public Relations campaigns, social media strategies, social influence and persuasion

Suzanne Lysak, Associate Professor, Broadcast and Digital Journalism
B.S., Boston University, 1985
Broadcast news producing, news management, television news employment issues

Regina Luttrell, Assistant Professor, Public Relations
Ph.D., California Institute of Integral Studies, 2012
Social media, millennial mindset, public relations campaigns and ethics

Stephen M. Masiclat, Professor, Newspaper and Online Journalism; Coordinator of Interactive Communications Core; Director of New Media Management Program
M.P.S., Cornell University, 1992
Designing and developing new media, content management systems, optimizing use of new media

Lawrence Mason Jr., Professor, Visual Communications
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1979
Communications and society, fashion photography

Michael Meath, Assistant Teaching Professor, Public Relations
M.S., Syracuse University, 2005
Ethics, crisis communications, reputation risk management

Greg Munno, Assistant Professor, Newspaper and Online Journalism
Ph.D., Syracuse University 2017
Hostility and violence in media, public deliberation, connecting public to public
governance

R. Gustav Niebuhr, Associate Professor, Newspaper and Online Journalism
M.A., Oxford University, 1980
Religion reporting, religion and politics, urban affairs, blogging

Kevin O ‘Neill, Professor of Practice, Advertising
M.A., Hollins University, 1976
Creative direction, advertising criticism, brand strategy

Ulf Oesterle, Assistant Professor, Television, Radio and Film
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2007
Music and entertainment industry

Rebecca Ortiz, Assistant Professor, Advertising
Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2012
Health communications, social marketing frameworks

Anne Osborne, Associate Professor, Communications
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1999
Media and identity construction, sport fandom

Dan Pacheco, Professor of Practice, Newspaper and Online Journalism, Peter A. Horvitz Endowed Chair in Journalism Innovation
B.S., University of Colorado, 1994
Digital media and journalism, innovation in journalism, virtual reality

Michael Park, Assistant Professor, Communications
Ph.D., University of Southern California, Amherst 2014
Media law, First Amendment law, emerging media policy, sports communications, media and diversity

Simon Perez, Associate Professor, Broadcast and Digital Journalism
M. A, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, 1991
Multimedia journalism, journalism ethics, fairness in reporting, courtroom reporting

Adam R. Peruta, Assistant Professor, Magazine
M.S., Syracuse University, 2004
Digital communications, web design, art direction, branding, e-commerce,
programming, mobile platforms, social media

Steven Pike, Assistant Professor, Public Relations
M.A., U. S. Naval War College, 2011
Public diplomacy, strategic communications, and foreign policy

Douglas Quin, Associate Professor, Television, Radio and Film
Ph.D., The Union Institute and University, 1999
Audio production, music recording, sound design and recording

Cheryl Reed, Assistant Professor, Newspaper and Online Journalism
M.F.A., Northwestern University, 2012
Creative writing, the lives of Catholic nuns

Les Rose, Professor of Practice, Broadcast and Digital Journalism
B.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2010
Broadcast news reporting, writing and producing, photojournalism

Edward W. Russell, Associate Professor, Advertising
M.S., Northwestern, 1982
Principles of advertising, branding, new methods of persuasive communications, campaigns

Maria P. Russell, Professor, Public Relations
M.S., Syracuse University, 1972
Public relations management, crisis communications, media relations

Michael Schoonmaker, Associate Professor, Chair, Television, Radio and Film; Co-Director, Media and Education Program
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1994
Television production, K-12 media education

James Shahin, Associate Professor, Magazine
B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1976
Critical writing, magazine journalism, blogs

Brian Sheehan, Professor, Advertising
M.A.T., Loyola Marymount University, 2007
Branding, advertising strategy, campaigns

Evan Smith, Professor, Television, Radio and Film
M.S., Syracuse University, 1979
Television and feature film script writing, comedy writing,film business

Renée Stevens, Assistant Professor, Associate Chair, Visual Communications
M.S., Syracuse University, 2011
Typography, multimedia storytelling, UI/UX, motion graphics

Olivia Stomski, Professor of Practice, Television, Radio and Film, Director,
Newhouse Sports Media Center
B.S., Syracuse University 2001
TV production, sports

Bruce Strong, Associate Professor, Chair, Visual Communications
M.A., Ohio University, 2005
Multimedia storytelling and the Internet, photojournalism

David C. Sutherland, Associate Professor, Visual Communications, Co-Director, Military Program
M.B.A., Syracuse University, 1988
Photojournalism, multimedia storytelling

Corey Takahashi, Associate Professor, Magazine
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1998
Global media, culture and arts reporting, mobile apps, multimedia producing

Sherri Taylor, Adjunct Professor/Administrator, Visual Communications, Director, Empire State Scholastic Press Association
M.A., Syracuse University, 1990
Graphic design, scholastic press

Robert J. Thompson, Trustee Professor of Television and Popular Culture;
Television, Radio and Film; Director, Bleier Center for Television and Popular
Culture
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1987
Television history, media criticism, popular culture, television programming

James Tsao, Professor; Chair, Advertising
Ph.D., Temple University, 1989
Online advertising, international advertising, interactive branding/marketing

Christopher Tuohey, Associate Professor, Chair, Broadcast and Digital Journalism
M.A., Ohio State University, 1990
Broadcast news reporting, writing, and producing, employment issues in news

Jodi Upton, Professor, Newspaper and Online Journalism; Knight Chair in Data and
Explanatory Journalism
B.S., Michigan State, 1989
Big data, data and digital and journalism, investigative reporting, statistics and data
mining

Randy Wenner, Adjunct Professor/Administrator, Broadcast and Digital Journalism
M.S., Syracuse University, 1996
Broadcast news writing, producing, and reporting

Melanie White, Assistant Professor, Advertising
B.F.A., Syracuse University, 1989
Art direction, advertising design, brand strategy

William Werde, Professor of Practice, Television, Radio and Film, Director, Bandier Program: Recording and Entertainment Industries; Co-Director, Audio Arts Program
B.A. University of Delaware, 1997
Music industry, pop culture, music journalism
 
Lars Willnat, Professor, Communications
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1992
Political communications, comparative public opinion research, journalism studies