2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Faculty


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Anthony Adornato, Associate Professor, Chair, Broadcast and Digital Journalism
M.A., University of Missouri, 2012
Investigative journalism, mobile and social media journalism, media for social responsibility

G. Douglas Barrett, Assistant Professor, Television, Radio and Film
Ph.D., SUNY at Buffalo, 2010
Audio production, audio post-production, digital media

Lauren Bavis, Faculty Fellow, Magazine, News & Digital Journalism
B.S., Towson University, 2012
Investigative reporting, journalism

Nick Bowman, Associate Professor, Communications
Ph.D, Michigan State University, 2010
Psychology of communication technology, impact of video games and social media

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

Harriet Brown, Professor, MND Graduate Program Director, 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

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

Rockell Brown Burton, Associate Professor, Television, Radio and Film; Associate Dean of Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility
Ph.D, Wayne State University, 2003
Race and representation, mediated representations of women, communication and culture, health communication

Makana Chock, Professor, Communications; David Levidow Endowed Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2004
Health communication, persuasion, risk communication, social media effects

Keonte Coleman, Assistant Professor, Director of Assessment and Program Review, Broadcast and Digital Journalism
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2018
Diversity, journalism, leadership, media and higher education

Rafael Concepcion, Assistant Teaching Professor, Visual Communications
M.S., Syracuse University, 2022
Digital post-production, Photoshop, Lightroom 

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

Joshua Darr, Associate Professor, Communications, Magazine, News & Digital Journalism
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2015
American government, political communication, campaigns and elections, political journalism

Beth Egan, Associate Professor, ADV Graduate Program Director, Advertising; Co-Director Weiss Center for Social Commerce
M.B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1990
Media and digital strategy, packaged goods, beauty and travel industry expertise

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

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

Kelly Gaggin, Assistant Teaching Professor, Public Relations
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2021
Public relations theory, external communications, social media

Aileen Gallagher, Professor, Chair, Magazine, News & Digital Journalism
M.S., Syracuse University, 2020
Magazine journalism, digital media, social media and journalism, blogs

Kyla 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, TRF Graduate Program Director, Television, Radio and Film, Dean’s Leadership Fellow
M.S., Syracuse University, 1986
Filmmaking, documentary production, Bollywood and Indian cinema, media and human rights

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

Eric Grode, Associate 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, Associate Professor, Communications
A.L.M., Harvard University, 2010
Social business and emerging media, social media marketing

Roy Gutterman, 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

Kuande Hall, Professor of Practice, Public Relations
M.P.S., Georgetown University
Public Relations planning, digital media strategy, social media strategy, brand management, media relations

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
M.S., Syracuse University, 1976
Broadcast newswriting, reporting, and production

Carolyn Hedges, Assistant Teaching Professor, Director of MS Communications Online
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2011
Digital media, gender, reality TV

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

Keren Henderson, Associate 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

Shaina Holmes, Assistant Professor, Television, Radio and Film
B.S., Ithaca College, 2001
Visual effects, VFX compositing, motion graphics, animation

SooYeon Hong, Associate Teaching Professor, PRL Graduate Program Director, Public Relations
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2008
Communications behaviors, crisis communication and coping, corporate social responsibility

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

Jamie Hoskins, Professor of Practice, Broadcast and Digital Journalism
M.S., Syracuse University, 2013
Journalism

Nausheen Husain, Assistant Professor, Magazine, News & Digital Journalism
M.J., UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, 2014
Data reporting, data journalism 

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

Rawiya Kameir, Assistant 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 Studies
M.S.L., Yale Law School, 1991
Investigative reporting, media law, First Amendment law

Faren Karimkhan, Assistant Professor, Advertising
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2022
Integrated marketing communication and social media marketing

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

Beverly Kirk, Professor of Practice, Broadcast and Digital Journalism; Director of Washington DC Programs
M.A., University of Kentucky, 1996
Journalism,national security, societal divides

Jordan Kligerman, Visiting Assistant Professor, Television, Radio and Film
M.F.A., City College of New York, 2006
Filmmaking, sports documentary

Taylor Vaughn Lasley, Assistant Professor, Television, Radio and Film
BA, Yale University, 2012
Screenwriting

Kelly Leahy, Assistant Professor, Television, Radio and Film
Ph.D., Harvard, 2013
Research, development and production in educational media and technology

Moon Lee, Professor, Chair, Public Relations
Ph.D, University of Florida, 2001
New media technology and social impact, health communication/promotion and public engagement/empowerment, effective public relations campaign designs 

Charisse L’Pree, Associate Professor, Communications; Newhouse Endowed Chair 
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, BDJ Graduate Program Director, Broadcast and Digital Journalism
J.D., University of Akron School of Law, 2014
Media law, newswriting and reporting

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

Mark Lodato, Professor of Practice, Broadcast and Digital Journalism; Dean
M.A., Arizona State University, 2015
Reporting, leadership

Regina Luttrell, Associate Professor, Public Relations; Associate Dean of Research & Creative Activity; Co-Director of Real Chemistry Emerging Insights Lab
Ph.D., California Institute of Integral Studies, 2012
Social media, millennial mindset, public relations campaigns and ethics

Edecio Martinez, Professor of Practice, Magazine, News and Digital Journalism; Broadcast and Digital Journalism
B.A., William Patterson University
Organizational design, content development, video production

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

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

Paula Nelson, Visiting Assistant Professor, Visual Communications
M.S., Syracuse University, 2021
Visual journalism, photography, storytelling

Kevin O’Neill, Professor of Practice, Advertising
M.A., Hollins University, 1976
Creative direction, advertising criticism, brand strategy
 
Rebecca Ortiz, Associate Professor, Advertising
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2012
Health communications, social marketing frameworks

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

Jim Osman, Professor of Practice, 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

Deanna Pelfrey, Visiting Assistant Professor, Public Relations
M.A., Xavier University
Strategic planning, issues management, media relations, crisis communication

Adam R. Peruta, Associate Professor, Magazine, News & Digital Journalism; Director, Advanced Media Management 
M.S., Syracuse University, 2004
Digital communications, web design, art direction, branding, e-commerce,
programming, mobile platforms, social media

Steven Pike, Associate Professor, Public Relations
M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2011
Public diplomacy, strategic communications, and foreign policy
 
Srividya Ramasubramanian, Professor, Communications
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2004
Contemporary global issues, media, diversity and social justice
 
Caroline Riby, Visiting Assistant Professor, Advertising
B.A., Simmons College
Communications integration, media strategy & planning, strategic planning, audience & market research
 
 
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, Chair, Advertising
M.S., Northwestern, 1982
Principles of advertising, branding, new methods of persuasive communications, campaigns

Milton Santiago, Assistant Professor, Visual Communications
M.F.A., University of Miami, 2005
Cinematography

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

Erika Schneider, Assistant Professor, Public Relations
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2014
Public relations, strategic communication, crisis communication

Michael Schoonmaker, Professor, Chair, Television, Radio and Film
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1994
Television production, K-12 media education

Annabelle Sheehan, Professor of Practice, Television, Radio and Film
M.A., New York University
Diversity and inclusion in film, global filmmaking

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

Youngji Seo, Assistant Professor, Public Relations
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2022
Strategic communication, social media strategies and tactics, health and risk communication

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

Michael Snyder, Assistant Professor, Visual Communications
M.Sc., University of Edinburgh, 2008
Photography, filmmaking, environmental education, visual storytelling

Renée Stevens, Associate Professor, 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, Visual Communications; Co-Director, Military Program; Alexia Chair
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
 
Margaret Talev, Professor of Practice, Magazine, News & Digital Journalism; Executive Director, Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship Institute
B.A., University of Maryland College Park, 1994
Journalism and new media, American politics and governance, public policy
 

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

Christopher Tuohey, Associate Professor, 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

Jason Webb, Assistant Professor, Visual Communications
MA, Syracuse University, 2017
Virtual reality integration, videography, Adobe, animation

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, 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

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