2020-2021 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Sep 20, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Course Catalog

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Faculty


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

Harriet Brown, Professor, Magazine, News & Digital Journalism
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, News & Digital 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; David Levidow Endowed Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2004
Health communication, persuasion, risk communication, social media effects

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

Shelvia Dancy, Professor of Practice, Broadcast and Digital Journalism
J.D. North Carolina Central University School of Law, 2015
Colonial newspaper history, African-American journalists, medieval England

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 of 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

Ben Frahm, Assistant Teaching Professor , Television, Radio and Film
MFA., UCLA, 2012
Screen writing, feature film, structure of film, short scripts

Kelly Gaggin, Assistant Teaching Professor, Public Relations
M.S. Syracuse University, 2016
Public relations theory, external communications, social media

Aileen Gallagher, Associate Professor, Magazine, News & Digital Journalism; Director, Assessment and Program Review
B.A., Syracuse University, 1999
Magazine journalism, digital media, social media and journalism, blogs

Kayla Garrett-Wagner, Assistant Professor, Communications
M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2015
Health communications, media law, sex speech

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, Magazine, News & Digital Journalism, Visual Communications
B.F.A. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1995
Digital journalism, multimedia journalism, visual language in communications

Jon Glass, Professor of Practice, Magazine, News & Digital Journalism
B.S. University of Florida, Gainesville, 1994
Digital and social media, visual storytelling

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

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, Magazine, News & Digital Journalism; Director, Goldring Arts Journalism and Communications Program
B.S., Syracuse University, 1993
Writing and editing in arts and entertainment, film criticism

Jennifer Grygiel, Assistant Professor, Communications; Magazine, News & Digital Journalism
A.L.M., Harvard University, 2010
Social business and emerging media, social media marketing

Roy Gutterman, Associate Professor, Communications; Magazine, News & Digital 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

J. Christopher Hamilton, Assistant Professor, Television, Radio and Film
M.A. J. D. Syracuse University, 1999
Digital entrepreneur, entertainment attorney, producing

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; Associate Dean of Special Projects
M.S., Syracuse University, 1976
Broadcast newswriting, reporting, and production

Carolyn Hedges, Assistant Professor, Communications
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

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, Public Relations, Visual Communications
Ph.D., Syracuse University 2008
Communications behaviors, crisis communication and coping, corporate social responsibility

Brad Horn, Professor of Practice, Public Relations
M.S. Syracuse University, 2009
Sports and society, public relations campaigns, public relations writing

Hua Jiang, Associate Professor, Public Relations; Interim Chair, 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

Rawinva Kameir, Assistant Teaching Professor, Magazine, News & Digital Journalism
M.S., Columbia University, 2010
Digital media, magazine production and business

Joel Kaplan, Professor, Magazine, News & Digital Journalism; Associate Dean for Graduate Professional Studies; Director, Communications@Syracuse
M.S.L., Yale Law School, 1991
Investigative reporting, media law, First Amendment law

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

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

J. Elliott Lewis, Professor of Practice, Broadcast and Digital Journalism
J.D. University of Akron School of Law, 2014
Media law, newswriting and reporting

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

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

Regina Luttrell, Assistant Professor, Public Relations; Interim Director, Public Relations Graduate Program; Director of Emerging Insights Lab
Ph.D., California Institute of Integral Studies, 2012
Social media, millennial mindset, public relations campaigns and ethics

Stephen M. Masiclat, Professor, Magazine, News & Digital 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

Greg Munno, Assistant Professor, Magazine, News & Digital Journalism
Ph.D., Syracuse University 2017
Hostility and violence in media, public deliberation, connecting public to public
governance

R. Gustav Niebuhr, Associate Professor, Magazine, News & Digital Journalism
M.A., Oxford University, 1980
Religion reporting, religion and politics, urban affairs, blogging

Ulf Oesterle, Assistant Professor, Television, Radio and Film
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2007
Music and entertainment industry
 
James Olson, Professor of Practice, Public Relations
M.B.A., University of Southern California, 2002
Diversity in public relations, global and executive communications

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

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

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

Jim Osman, Assistant Teaching Professor, Broadcast and Digital Journalism
B.S., Syracuse University, 1993
Television journalism, investigating reporting

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

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, Associate Professor, Magazine, News & Digital Journalism
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, Professor, Television, Radio and Film
Ph.D., The Union Institute and University, 1999
Audio production, music recording, sound design and recording

Alex Richards, Assistant Professor, Magazine, News & Digital Journalism
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2014
Data journalism and investigative reporting
 
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

Michelle Santosuosso, Professor of Practice, Television, Radio and Film
Music recording and radio industries, digital media/subscriptions, and artist management

Daniela Savinelli, Assistant Professor, Advertising
M.S., NYU SCPS, 2013
Advertising and digital media strategy, media planning

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

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, Visual Communications; Associate Chair, Visual Communications
M.S., Syracuse University, 2011
Typography, multimedia storytelling, UI/UX, motion graphics

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

Bruce Strong, Associate Professor, Chair, Visual Communications; Co-Director, Military Program
M.A., Ohio University, 2005
Multimedia storytelling and the Internet, photojournalism
 
Corey Takahashi, Associate Professor, Magazine, News & Digital Journalism
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

Amy Toensing, Assistant Professor, Visual Communications
M.A., Ohio University, 2000
Photojournalism, filmmaking, storytelling

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; Co-Director, Military Program
M.A., Ohio State University, 1990
Broadcast news reporting, writing, and producing, employment issues in news

Jodi Upton, Professor, Magazine, News & Digital 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

William Werde, Professor of Practice, Television, Rado 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

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

Lars Willnat, Professor, Communications; John Ben Snow Endowed Research Chair
Ph.D. Indiana University, 1992
Political communications, comparative public opinion research, journalism studies