2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    
    Dec 06, 2022  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Faculty


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Frank Biocca, Professor; Newhouse Chair; Communications; Television, Radio and Film

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986
Mass communication, human-computer interaction, media psychology

Lorraine Branham, Professor and Dean, Newspaper and Online Journalism
B.A., Temple University, 1976
News editing, journalism, publishing, media management

Richard L. Breyer, Professor, Television, Radio and Film; Co-Director, Documentary Film and History
M.A., New York University, 1967
Television production, documentary/educational writing and production

Harriet Brown, Associate Professor, Magazine
M.F.A., Brooklyn College, 1982
Magazine writing and editing, creative writing, body image and media

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
Political reporting, writing, producing, and minority broadcasting

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

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; Endowed Chair of Public Communications
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2004
Health communication, persuasion, risk communication

Michael Cremedas, Associate Professor, Broadcast and Digital Journalism
Ph.D., University of Florida, 1988
Broadcast writing, reporting, and production; viewer retention of broadcast news

Frank Currier, Professor of Practice, Broadcast and Digital Journalism
M.A., University of Missouri at Columbia, 1968
Broadcast news writing and reporting

Mike Davis, Professor of Practice, Multimedia Photography and Design; Alexia Chair for Documentary Photography
M.A., University of Missouri, Columbia, 1987
Visual storytelling, photojournalism, picture editing, whole-package thinking

Steve Davis, Associate Professor, Chair, Newspaper and Online Journalism
B.J., University of Missouri at Columbia, 1977
News writing and reporting, multimedia journalism

Joan A. Deppa, Associate Professor, Newspaper and Online Journalism
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1981
News writing, reporting, media coverage of terrorism

Jenny Doctor, Associate Professor, Television, Radio and Film; Director, Belfer Audio Archive
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1993
music on British radio, twentieth-century British music and cultural history, music on sound recordings

Richard Dubin, Professor of Practice, Television, Radio and Film
Television writing, directing, and production; film business; comedy

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

Larry Elin, Associate Professor, Television, Radio and Film
B.S., Syracuse University, 1973
Television production and interactive multimedia

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

Rochelle L. Ford, Professor, Chair, Public Relations
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1999
Media relations, diversity and public relations, public relations research and theory

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

Aileen Gallagher, Assistant Professor, Magazine
B.A., Syracuse University, 1999
Magazines, online editorial, blogs

Keith Giglio, Assistant Professor, Television, Radio and Film
M.F.A., Wagner College, 1989
comedy writing, screenwriting, writing for video games

Seth Gitner, Assistant Professor, Newspaper and Online Journalism, Multimedia Photography and Design
B.F.A. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1995
Photojournalism and multimedia web content

Tula Goenka, Associate Professor, Television, Radio and Film
M.S., Syracuse University, 1986
Film and television production, global film

Guy J. Golan, Associate Professor, Public Relations
Ph.D. Mass Communications, University of Florida, Gainesville, 2003
Public diplomacy, international communication, political communication, media effects and public opinion

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

Roy Gutterman, Associate Professor, Communications; Newspaper and Online Journalism; Director, Tully Center for Free Speech
J.D., Syracuse University, 2000
First Amendment, speech and press law, covering legal affairs, public access

Ken Harper, Assistant Professor, Multimedia Photography and Design
M.A., Ohio University, 2009
Graphics and interactive design

Dona Hayes, Associate Professor, Broadcast and Digitial Journalism; Co-Director, Military Program
M.S., Syracuse University, 1976
Broadcast newswriting, reporting, and production

Gregory Heisler, Professor of Practice, Multimedia, Photography and Design
Portrait photography, photo essays, advertising photography, editorial photography

Keren Henderson, Assistant Professor, Broadcast and Digital Journalism
M.M.C., Louisiana State University
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
Television writing, media and society

William Jasso, Professor of Practice, Public Relations
M.S., Syracuse University, 2002
Public relations strategy management, crisis management, traditional and social media relations, employee engagement

Hua Jiang, Assistant Professor, Public Relations
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2009
Relationship management in public relations, social media, public relations leadership, health communication, quantitative research methods

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

Joel Kaplan, Professor, Newspaper and Online Journalism; Associate Dean for Graduate Professional Studies
M.S.L., Yale Law School, 1991
News writing, investigative reporting, media law

Johanna Keller, Associate Professor, Newspaper and Online Journalism; Communications; Director, Goldring Arts Journalism Program
M.A., Antioch, 1996
Critical writing, cultural reporting

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 public relations, Q-methodology

Robert M. Kucharavy, Professor of Practice, Public Relations
B.A., LeMoyne College, 1969
Public relations management and crisis communications

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 and the environment, media and gender

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

Carla V. Lloyd, Professor; Advertising, Communications
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1994
Advertising media, research,and fashion communications

Robert E. Lloyd, Professor of Practice, Newspaper and Online Journalism
M.A., Syracuse University, 1979
News writing and reporting, media and society

Patricia H. Longstaff, David Levidow Professor of Communications Law and Policy, Television, Radio and Film
M.P.A., Harvard University, 1994
Communications law, regulation of new communications technologies

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

Stephen M. Masiclat, Professor, Newspaper and Online Journalism; Coordinator of Interactive Communications Core; Director of New Media Management Program; Co-Director of the Computational Journalism Program
M.P.S., Cornell University, 1992
Multimedia, the Internet as a tool of communication

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

John Nicholson, Professor of Practice, Broadcast and Digital Journalism; Director, Newhouse Sports Media Center
B.S., Syracuse University, 1968
Broadcast news writing and reporting, sports journalism

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

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
Applying new technologies to reporting and storytelling, new content business models, news startups.

Simon Perez, Assistant 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

Douglas Quin, Associate Professor, Television, Radio and Film; Co-Director, Audio Arts Program
Ph.D., The Union Institute and University, 1999
Acoustic ecology, sound production

Hillary Rosner, Assistant Professor, Magazine
M.S., University of Colorado-Boulder, 2006; MFA, New York University, 2001
Environmental and science journalism, magazine editing and writing, media training for scientists, sustainability

Anthony Rotolo, Assistant Professor; Director, Online Master’s Program
M.S., Syracuse University, 2006
Social media, information reporting

David M. Rubin, Professor; Dean Emeritus; Communications
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1972
Communications law, media and society, cultural and arts reporting

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; Director, Communications Management Independent Study Degree Program
M.S., Syracuse University, 1972
Public relations management, professional development in public relations

Kandice Salomone, Associate Professor, Communications
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1992
Communications research

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 editing

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

Pamela J. Shoemaker, John Ben Snow Professor of Communications
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982
Gatekeeping, cross-cultural study of news

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

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

David C. Sutherland, Associate Professor, Multimedia Photography and Design; Co- Director, Military Program
M.A., Western Kentucky University, 1973
Photojournalism, multimedia storytelling

Corey Takahashi, Assistant 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, Multimedia Photography and Design; 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, Bleir Center for Television and Popular Culture
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1987
Television history and criticism, television and popular culture

Donald C. Torrance, Associate Professor, Broadcast and Digital Journalism; Television, Radio and Film; Director, Carnegie Environmental Science Journalism Program
B.A., Alfred University, 1971
Broadcast news writing and production, science journalism

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

Chris Tuohey, Associate Professor, Chair, Broadcast and Digital Journalism
M.A., Ohio State University, 1990
Broadcast news reporting, writing, and producing, sports journalism

William Ward, Professor of Practice, Communications
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2007
social media, digital innovation, cause-related marketing

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