Communication and Media Studies Department Faculty and Staff

Members of the Communication and Media Studies department teach, research, and publish in virtually every field of Media Studies. Staff are available to also support student needs and you can find contact for all CMS personnel here.

  • Amy Aronson
    Professor and Chair
    [email protected]
    Martino 701
    Ph.D., Columbia University
    Areas of Interest: Media Studies, Magazines, Feminity, Masculinity

    Jesse Baldwin-Philippi
    Associate Professor
    [email protected]
    FMH 434
    Ph.D., Northwestern University
    Areas of Interest: Civic Participation, Citizenship, Social Media

    Heidi C. Bordogna
    Areas of Interest: Film/TV Production, Screenwriting, Media Theory

    Christopher Brandt
    MFA, Sarah Lawrence College
    Areas of Interest: Poetry, Theatre, Political history

    Eli Bromberg
    Ph.D. English, UMass Amherst
    Areas of Interest: Jewish American popular culture, sexual antisemitism, media studies

    Hopeton Campbell
    Director of Walsh Media Lab
    FMH 317
    M.A., Fordham University

    Jennifer Clark
    Assistant Professor
    [email protected]
    Martino 710
    Ph.D., University of Southern California
    Areas of Interest: Feminist Television Studies, Celebrity Cultures, and Film and Television Production Studies

    Cornelia Connors
    Areas of Interest: Communications and Public relations

    Turner Cowles
    MS Journalism, Columbia University
    Area of Interest: Video production, journalism, reporting

    Gregory Donovan
    NMDD Program Director, Associate Professor
    [email protected]
    Martino 704
    Ph.D., City University of New York
    Areas of Interest: Digital Geography, Social Justice, Participatory Research and Design

  • Ashar Foley
    Areas of Interest: Films/TV, Media Theory, Communication

    Lewis Freeman
    Senior Lecturer
    [email protected]
    FMH 439
    Areas of Interest: Children & Media, Social Awareness, Social Justice

    Matthew Hockenberry
    Assistant Professor
    [email protected]
    FMH 430
    PhD in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University
    Areas of Interest: Media History, Media Industries, Logistics, Infrastructure, and Mobile Media

    James Jennewein
    Areas of Interest: Films and TV, Screenwriting, TV Drama

    Diana Kamin
    Advanced Lecturer
    PhD, Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
    Areas of Interest: Ethics and policy, visual culture, knowledge production and the public sphere

    Mathias Klang
    Associate Professor
    [email protected]
    FMH 438
    Ph.D., University of Göteborg (Sweden)
    Areas of Interest: Digital Activism, Privacy & Surveillance, Digital Rights

    Catherine Katsafouros
    Personal Website
    Advanced Lecturer, 'Program Head for New Media and Digital Design
    FMH 300
    MFA in Studio Art, Stony Brook University

    Beth Knobel
    PMMA Graduate Director, Associate Professor
    [email protected]
    FMH 436A
    Ph.D., MPP, Harvard University
    Areas of Interest: Journalism, Watchdog Journalism, TV Production

    Emily Krebs
    Assistant Professor
    [email protected]
    PhD., Utah University
    Areas of Interest: Disability Justice, Mad Studies, Critical Suicidology

    Olga Kopenkina
    M.A., Bard College
    Areas of Interest: Feminist and queer studies and sociopolitical activist practice in art

  • Dee LaDuke
    Areas of Interest: Sitcom writing, TV, production, writing

    Nick Leshi
    M.A. Public Communication, Fordham University
    Areas of Interest: Public relations, crisis communication, media relations

    Paul Levinson
    [email protected]
    FMH 453
    Ph.D., New York University
    Areas of Interest: Politics in Media, Popular Culture, Media Ethics

    Brandy Monk-Payton
    Assistant Professor
    [email protected]
    FMH 435
    Ph.D., Brown University
    Areas of Interest: Black Film and Media Cultures, Television Studies, Celebrity

    Jennifer Moorman
    Assistant Professor
    [email protected]
    FMH 451
    Ph.D., UCLA
    Areas of Interest: Gender, Sexuality, Queer Theory, Film/TV

    Sharif Mowlabocus
    Associate Chair Rose Hill, Associate Professor
    [email protected]
    Martino 717
    Ph.D., University of Sussex
    Areas of Interest: Sexuality and Media Studies, Identity

    Michelle O'Dwyer
    Administrator, PMMA, McGannon
    FMH 430

    Michele Prettyman
    Assistant Professor
    [email protected]
    FMH 430
    MA and PhD from Georgia State University
    Areas of Interest: Race and Visual Aesthetics, Narrative, Black Cinema

    Claudia Rivera
    Senior Executive Secretary
    Martino 702

    Margaret Schwartz
    Associate Professor
    [email protected]
    Martino 703
    Ph.D., University of Iowa
    Areas of Interest: Feminism, Embodiment, Communication Ethics.

    Henry Sheinkopf
    Ph.D., CUNY
    Areas of Interest: Religion and politics, PR, media exposure

    James Shearer
    Areas of Interest: Broadcast media, producer, content creation

    Lance Strate
    [email protected]
    FMH 434a
    Ph.D., New York University
    Areas of Interest: Media Ecology, Tech., Popular Culture

    Marie Trombetta
    Senior Secretary
    FMH 430

    Ralph Vacca
    Assistant Professor
    [email protected]
    Martino 716
    Ph.D., New York University
    Areas of Interest: Mental Health, Data Literacy, Participatory Design

    Kara Van Cleaf
    [email protected]
    704 Martino Hall
    PhD in Sociology from The Graduate Center of the CIty University of New York
    Areas of Interest: Motherhood, Fashion, Feminism

    Chris Vicari
    Educational Technologist
    Martino 709
    Areas of Interest: Games for change, digital narrative, educational technology

    Tim Wood
    Assistant Professor
    [email protected]
    FMH 452
    Ph.D., New York University
    Areas of Interest: Promotional Culture, Corporate Political Advocacy

    Qun Wang
    Assistant Professor
    [email protected]
    FMH 454
    PhD in Communication, Information, and Media, Rutgers University
    Areas of Interest: Journalism, Global Media, Technology