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Renata Adler

Visiting Professor of Journalism; Fellow of The University Professors

AB, Bryn Mawr College; MA, Harvard University; DES, Sorbonne; JD, Yale University Law School; LLD (honorary), Georgetown University Law School. During thirty-five years at The New Yorker, Professor Adler published essays, short stories, journalism, book reviews, and film criticism. For two years, she was chief film critic of The New York Times. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Harper's, The New Republic, Vanity Fair, Commentary, The New York Review of Books, The Los Angeles Times, and The Atlantic Monthly. She is the author of two novels, Speedboat and Pitch Dark, and five books of essays and reporting, including Reckless Disregard: Westmoreland v. CBS et al, Sharon v. Time, and, most recently, Canaries in the Mineshaft: Essays on Politics and Media. She has received Guggenheim and Fulbright Awards, as well as the O. Henry Prize for Best American Short Story, the Hemingway Prize for best first novel, and, most recently, the Front Page award of the New York Newswomen's Club, for her article “Decoding The Starr Report.” She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her “Letter from Selma,” originally published in The New Yorker, is included in the anthology Reporting and Civil Rights, published by The Library of America.

Robert Arnold

Associate Professor of Film

BFA, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; MA, PhD, University of Iowa. Professor Arnold studied sculpture and Renaissance art history while playing semi-professional basketball in Italy before entering graduate school at the University of Iowa. After completing the MA in Sculpture in 1980, he entered the doctoral program in Film Studies there, with a concentration in film theory and production, completing the PhD in 1994. His teaching career began at Syracuse University in 1985 and he has since taught at Ithaca College, the University of Toledo, Florida Atlantic University, and as a visiting professor at the Poznan Academy of Fine Arts in Poland. He has produced several award-winning short films and videos which have appeared in festivals around the world and has published articles in leading film journals.

Judith Austin

Associate Professor of Communication

BFA, University of the Arts. Professor Austin comes to the College of Communication from a career as an advertising and marketing professional. She has managed creative and brand development assignments, as well as produced award-winning work for clients like the Boston Globe, Revlon, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and the Islands of the Bahamas. Her training came from working in some of Boston’s most demanding creative environments, including Humphrey, Browning, MacDougall (now Arnold Worldwide) and Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulous. In addition, she has taught advertising courses at Emerson College and Rhode Island School of Design.

Fred Bayles

Associate Professor of Journalism; Director, Boston Statehouse Program

BS, Boston University. Fred Bayles has spent the past three decades in daily journalism, including the last 20 years as a national correspondent for the Associated Press and USA Today. His work has taken him to 49 states and 10 foreign countries. Assignments have included the 1991 Gulf War, the 1994 Haiti incursion, the 1993 Branch-Davidian siege in Waco, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster, and the O. J. Simpson investigation and trial. Bayles also covered the 1992 and 1996 presidential campaigns, Hurricanes Andrew, Hugo, and Bonnie, the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, and various other natural and man-made disasters. In addition, Bayles has led several award-winning investigative projects, including 50-state looks at guardianship of the elderly, the child welfare system, and probes into major airline crashes, including TWA 800 and SwissAir 111. He also has an extensive portfolio in sports feature writing, including daily columns from Olympic games in Seoul, Albertville, Barcelona, and Lillehammer.

Tobe Berkovitz

Associate Dean; Associate Professor of Communication

BFA, MA, University of Connecticut; PhD, Wayne State University. Dr. Berkovitz has worked since 1974 as a political media consultant on presidential, senatorial, congressional, and gubernatorial election campaigns. He specializes in media strategy and time buying, and works as a producer of political commercials. Berkovitz’s clients have included Senators John Glenn, Carl Levin, and Patrick Leahy, and Congressman John Tierney. Dr. Berkovitz appears frequently on television and in the press as a political and media analyst.

John Bernstein

Director, Screenwriting Program; Associate Professor of Film

BA, University of Michigan; PhD, The University of Texas, Austin. Professor Bernstein has taught screenwriting, playwriting, and film theory at Duke University, Tel Aviv University, and the University of Copenhagen, and has conducted professional film seminars at the Munich Film School and the National Film School of Denmark. He has also worked as Director of Development, Film Consultant, Story Editor, and Dramaturge for major film companies and theaters. A number of his plays have won national prizes and been staged in a variety of theaters worldwide. His film A Scent of Paradise has won a number of international prizes. He has also written for German television and is the author of two books of poems. Professor Bernstein’s film, Turn Right by the Yellow Dog, starring Peter Gantzler (Italian for Beginners), premiered in September 2003.

Susan R. Blau

Director of the College Writing Program; Associate Professor

BS, University of Vermont; MA, University of Connecticut. Professor Blau's background is in linguistics, rhetoric, and American literature. She has over 30 years of experience in teaching writing and directing writing programs. She has published articles, conducted workshops, and presented papers at national conferences on teaching writing, writing across the curriculum, and writing center theory and practice. She was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow.

Kathryn Burak

Preceptor in the Writing Program

BA, Kutztown University; MFA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Ms. Burak's poetry and fiction have appeared in Fiction, The Gettysburg Review, Western Humanities Review, Missouri Review, and Seventeen, among other magazines and journals. She has taught composition, creative writing, literature, and technical communication at North Carolina State University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Christopher Cakebread

Assistant Professor of Advertising

BA, St. Lawrence University; MS, EdD, Boston University. Professor Cakebread teaches Introduction to Advertising and Advertising Management, and coordinates the advertising internship program. He received his doctorate in May 2000 in Curriculum and Teaching at the School of Education at Boston University. His main research interests include corporate sponsorship in amateur and professional sports, the coaching of children in youth sports, and the influences of internships on advertising agencies and their employees. Cakebread has worked in account management and media planning at a number of New England-based agencies prior to his arrival at the College of Communication.

Ray Carney

Professor of Film and American Studies

AB, Harvard College; PhD, Rutgers University. Professor Carney has previously taught at Stanford University, the University of Texas, and Middlebury College. He is the author of more than ten books, including Cassavetes on Cassavetes; The Films of Mike Leigh: Embracing the World; John Cassavetes: The Adventure of Insecurity; American Vision: The Films of Frank Capra; Speaking the Language of Desire: The Films of Carl Dreyer; The Films of John Cassavetes: Pragmatism, Modernism, and the Movies; and the monograph on Shadows in the BFI Film Classics series. He is General Editor of the Cambridge Film Classics, published by Cambridge University Press. He curated the Beat Culture and the New America show for the Whitney Museum of American Art, and is regarded as one of the world's leading authorities on independent film and American literature, painting, and pragmatic philosophy, having edited or contributed to many volumes on the subject, including Morris Dickstein's The Revival of Pragmatism and Townsend Ludington's A Modern Mosaic. He is a frequent speaker at film festivals and scholarly events around the world, a contributor to national and international magazines and scholarly journals, and maintains a personal website devoted to film and other art at Cassavetes.

John Carroll

Assistant Professor of Mass Communication

AB, Xavier University (hon.). Professor Carroll is a veteran of both the advertising and journalism worlds. For five years he was executive producer of news programs at WGBH-TV in Boston, where he continues as producer/panelist on the weekly program Beat the Press. Over the past 20 years he has also written extensively on advertising and the media as a regular columnist for the Boston Globe and Adweek magazine, and as a commentator on WBUR-FM and National Public Radio. Carroll has won numerous national and regional journalism awards, including the RTNDA’s Edward R. Murrow award for writing, the National Press Club’s Arthur Rowse award for press criticism, and multiple New England Emmys for commentary and news writing. In addition, he spent almost two decades as a creative director and consultant in the advertising industry.

T. Barton Carter

Chairman, Department of Mass Communication, Advertising, and Public Relations; Professor of Communication and Law

BA, Yale University; MS, Boston University; JD, University of Pennsylvania. Former head of the Law Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication as well as of the Law and Policy Division of the Broadcast Education Association, Professor Carter is a practicing attorney specializing in communication law. He also coordinates the JD/MS in Mass Communication dual degree program and teaches a communication law course at Boston University School of Law. In addition to communication law, Professor Carter is interested in telecommunication policy and new communication technology. He has coauthored three textbooks—The First Amendment and the Fourth Estate, The First Amendment and the Fifth Estate, and Mass Communication Law in a Nutshell—and has written articles and book chapters on libel, media access, free press/fair trial, obscenity, regulation of new communication technologies, and rights protection for computer software.

Christophor Cavalieri

Assistant Professor of Television

BS, Boston University. Mr. Cavalieri is Director of the Institute for Television, Film, and Radio Production, a summer program for high school students operated by the College of Communication. He is also an award-winning broadcaster with producing, directing, and production management experience at WGBH-TV, WFXT-TV, and WCVB-TV. Currently, he manages the Lifestyle Unit at WGBH, which produces two national PBS series: The Victory Garden and Simply Ming. He is also recognized for his documentary work in the music industry. A faculty member of the College since 1990, Mr. Cavalieri is the faculty advisor to buTV, COM’s student production organization.

Carolyn E. Clark

Associate Professor of Communication

BS, Montclair State University; MS, Pennsylvania State University. Professor Clark has had more than 26 years of professional experience in the advertising industry. She has held senior positions in agency management at several major advertising agencies and directed their strategic and account planning functions. For the past five years, she has managed an independent consulting practice, offering strategic counsel to advertising agencies and corporations. She has been involved in the brand positioning strategies and advertising programs across a range of consumer and business to business industries, including financial services, technology, retailing, newspapers, sporting goods, athletic footwear, health care, consumer packaged goods, and e-commerce. Professor Clark teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in advertising.

Dorothy S. Clark

Assistant Professor of Communication

BA, MS, Boston University. Professor Clark's background is in communications writing, and she began by working as a retail advertising manager/copywriter, then served as a public relations manager. For over a decade she owned Media Wise, a promotional writing service, where she wrote videos, multi-image shows, features, press kits, brochures, newsletters, print, and broadcast ads. In addition to her teaching duties, she is writing and publishing short stories.

Christopher B. Daly

Associate Professor of Journalism

AB (hon.), Harvard University; MA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Professor Daly is the former New England correspondent for the Washington Post and works as a freelance writer for publications such as the Atlantic Monthly, Washington Post, and the Boston Globe. He has also served as Statehouse Bureau Chief for the Associated Press. He is coauthor of Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (1987, University of North Carolina Press).

Ellen Davis

Preceptor in the Writing Program

BA, Amherst College; MAT, Simmons College; MA, Dartmouth College; MFA, Emerson College. Ellen Davis's essays, poems, profiles, and reviews have been published widely, including in such magazines as AGNI, Bostonia, California Quarterly, and The Emily Dickinson Journal. She has been a regular contributor to Harvard Review since 1990. She won the 1998–1999 Sproat Lecturers Award from the Boston University English Department for excellence in teaching.

Jo Doherty

Associate Professor of Communication

BA, Ohio State University; MS, Boston University. Ms. Doherty was formerly the Director of Public Relations at the Boston Garden and the Fleet Center, handling all the media details of the arenas’ closing and opening ceremonies, respectively. She then became the Director of Advertising, Special Events and Publicity for the Boston Celtics, after which she became the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Wang Center for the Performing Arts. Following that, she was named the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for WZLX-FM in Boston.

Mary Jane Doherty

Associate Professor of Film

BA, Bowdoin College; MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Doherty has prior teaching experience at the Boston Film Foundation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also an award-winning freelance editor, director, and cinematographer. Doherty teaches a variety of film production courses. Her video “Make It Just Right,” featuring former Vice President Al Gore, is an exploration of the effects of dual-career households on children. She recently completed her feature-length documentary “Oh My God” and just returned from directing and shooting a short film in The People’s Republic of China. This short film, sponsored by NASA, is the progenitor of eight similar pieces on land use change in river deltas around the world.

Anne Donohue

Associate Professor of Journalism

BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; MS, Boston University; MA, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Professor Donohue is an award-winning public radio producer and editor. She was the special projects editor at Monitor Radio for five years, and has also been a contributor to NPR, the BBC, WGBH, and Public Radio International programs. In 1999 she won the prestigious duPont-Columbia Award for The DNA Files on NPR. She has a special interest in international news, politics, and health. She has done reporting from Egypt, Japan, and Indonesia, as well as many of the fifty states. She has won numerous journalism awards for productions on women and AIDS, population and women's reproductive health, and treatment of women and girls in the developing world. Prior to her work in public radio, Ms. Donohue was a writer and producer in commercial television news at ABC News in Washington and the CBS affiliate in Boston (now WBZ).

Edward J. Downes

Associate Professor of Public Relations

BA, St. Bonaventure University; MPA, George Mason University; PhD, Syracuse University. Professor Downes worked professionally for ten years in metropolitan Washington, D.C., on Capitol Hill, and in the private and nonprofit sectors. His dissertation is entitled "Hacks, Flacks, and Spin Doctors Meet the Partisan and Powerful—A Conceptual Understanding of the Congressional Press Secretary." Professor Downes has acquired expertise in communications management, public relations, public affairs, program administration, resource management, and qualitative research. He has recently served as a consultant for the American Lung Association, the New York State Library Association, and the Senior Service Corps. Professor Downes teaches courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in public relations and communication theory. His most recent work was published in the Journal of Public Relations Research.

Michael G. Elasmar

Associate Professor of Communication; Director, Communication Research Center

BA, MA, Southern Illinois University; PhD, Michigan State University. Dr. Elasmar's academic career was driven by his observations about audience behaviors during his years of work in radio. He now teaches courses in communication theory and research methods that examine the audiences and users of communication technologies. His specialty is in the application of psychometric and other mathematical models for solving practical problems in the field of communication. He serves as a consultant to telecommunications, public relations, and marketing firms on matters of research methodology and statistics. Dr. Elasmar's personal areas of research include the viability, use, and impact of new communication technologies and the influence of mediated cross-border messages.

Thomas Fauls

Associate Professor of Advertising

BA, University of Notre Dame; MS, University of Illinois; Web Commerce program graduate, DePaul University Institute for Professional Development. Professor Fauls is a marketing communications consultant who has been an advertising manager for a Fortune 500 company, a principal in his own integrated marketing agency, and an advertising agency executive. He began his agency career as a copywriter, rising to creative director and executive creative director. He has worked at NW Ayer, Leo Burnett, J. Walter Thompson, Foote Cone & Belding, and Cramer-Krasselt. His experience includes work on many well-known brands, including United Airlines, Kraft, Sears, Kemper, GM, MCI, GE Capital, Frito-Lay, P&G, and many others, in print, outdoor, broadcast, direct marketing, and new media.

Bettye A. Grable

Associate Professor of Mass Communication

BS, University of Florida; MS, Florida A&M University; PhD, Louisiana State University. Professionally, Professor Grable has worked for 18 years in various public relations positions including a five-year stint as director of public information at Manatee Community College; promotions director at WSRZ radio station in Sarasota, Florida; television host of the FAMU Today weekly television program; and Scientific Editor in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. She also served as the first director of the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communication Minority Scholarship Program, later becoming the Community Liaison Officer, in charge of media relations and internal public relations, at the City of Tallahassee.

As a journal writer for the Florida House of Representatives Clerk’s office, Professor Grable assisted in the daily writing and production of the House’s legislative journal. While there, she managed and produced the House of Representatives radio actuality service providing news and information about legislators’ activities to radio stations around the state. More recently, she served as the National Office Manager for the Black College Communication Association (BCCA). In addition, she has taught journalism courses at Florida A&M University and Louisiana State University.

Roy Grundmann

Director, Film Studies Program; Associate Professor of Film

MA, New York University; PhD, New York University. Before coming to the United States, Professor Grundmann studied English and American literature and film at the University of Muenster, Germany, Exeter University, England, and the University of Frankfurt, Germany. He has taught film at New York University and at The College of Staten Island, City University of New York. For the past ten years, Dr. Grundmann served as one of the editors of Cineaste magazine, for which he is now a contributing editor. His dissertation focuses on the films of Andy Warhol.

John Hall

Preceptor in the Writing Program

BS, University of Minnesota; MS, Boston University. Mr. Hall teaches communication writing and is the Assistant Director of the COM Writing Center. He has also taught film studies courses at several Boston schools, including the Massachusetts College of Art; University of Massachusetts, Boston; and MIT. Hall has published film essays and reviews in Hope Magazine, Bright Lights Film Journal, and the Boston Phoenix, among others.

Melissa Horvath

Assistant Professor of Communication

BFA, Suffolk University; MA, New York University. Professor Horvath has extensive experience in design and advertising. As a Senior Art Director at various New York City agencies, including Ogilvy subsidiary 141 Worldwide and Renegade Marketing Group, she has created integrated marketing campaigns through print, Web, mutlimedia, events, and promotions. Her client roster includes: Panasonic, Nike, Nintendo, IBM, VH1, Nautica, Citibank, NYU,, Revlon, and many more. She has also taught design and communication courses as an adjunct professor at City College (CUNY) and Essex County College (NJ). Professor Horvath continues to create print and Web media as a freelance design consultant and art director.

Samuel H. Kauffmann

Director of Film Production Programs; Associate Professor of Film

BA, University of Pennsylvania; MS, Boston University. Professor Kauffmann is an accomplished filmmaker who is skilled in all areas of production. He has won national awards as a documentary filmmaker, writer, animator, commercial director, and film editor. He has filmed in Africa, Central America, and arctic regions of Canada. He has numerous credits as a cinematographer and videographer as well. His work has been screened at the Museum of Modern Art and aired on network television, PBS, and local stations and cable outlets throughout America. His most recent book is entitled, Avid Editing: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users.

John Robert Kelly

Associate Professor of Film

BA, State University of New York, New Paltz; MA, Syracuse University; USC/Universal Studio Graduate Program; PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Professor Kelly has taught film and television at the University of Michigan. In Boston, he has been the host of a media talk show on radio, a consultant for film and video production, and President of the Board of Trustees of the University Film Studies Center at MIT for the last several years, as well as lecturing at the Institute for Media Arts. Professor Kelly has published film and video criticism for books and periodicals in the United States and Great Britain, and has worked internationally on video training projects.

Linda Killian

Director, Journalism Program, Boston University Washington Center; Professor of Journalism

BA, Boston University (hon.); MA, Harvard University. Ms. Killian is a Washington journalist and author of The Freshmen: What Happened to the Republican Revolution?, a book that was praised as a colorful, well-written, and insightful analysis of what happened to the congressional Republicans of 1994. A contributing reporter to People magazine and a political book reviewer for, she has written about politics for the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, the Weekly Standard, the American Spectator, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Boston Globe. Her television appearances include CNN's Inside Politics, CNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, and C-SPAN's Washington Journal. From 1993 to 1995 she was the senior editor of National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" where she was responsible for the editorial content of NPR's national evening news program. Prior to that she was a reporter at Forbes magazine in New York. She has served as an instructor for the JFK School of Government's public administration program at Harvard University.

Jonathan M. Klarfeld

Director of Journalism Program; Associate Professor of Journalism

AB, Colgate University. Former bureau chief at UPI and former assistant city editor at the Boston Globe, Professor Klarfeld is a veteran reporter and freelance magazine writer. In addition to his journalistic experience, he was a political press secretary and worked briefly in public relations. He has served as an expert witness in court cases concerning First Amendment rights and is an editorial consultant and a writing coach for several publications.

Richard Lehr

Professor of Journalism

BA, Harvard College; JD, University of Connecticut School of Law; John S. Knight Journalism Fellow, Stanford University. Mr. Lehr is a veteran journalist and author who worked at The Boston Globe for nearly two decades, where he was primarily an investigative reporter but also served as a magazine, legal affairs, and feature writer. He has won numerous national and regional journalism awards, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in investigative reporting. He is co-author of Judgment Ridge: The True Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders; and the author of Black Mass: The Irish Mob, The FBI and a Devil’s Deal, and The Underboss: the Rise and Fall of a Mafia Family.

William E. Lord

Codirector of Journalism Program; Professor of Journalism

BS, Boston University; MS, University of Pennsylvania. Professor Lord is the Director of the COM Technology Task Force which is involved with the integration of new technology such as interactive multimedia into the curriculum. Lord returned to the University after 31 years at ABC News, New York, where he was most recently vice president of ABC News Interactive. Previous assignments included vice president and executive producer of World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, Nightline, and Good Morning America News.

Joyce Walsh Macario

Assistant Professor of Communication

BS, University of Pittsburgh; MFA, Boston University College of Fine Arts. Professor Macario has taught design and multimedia courses at the Boston University College of Fine Arts and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She established the Computer Graphic Design Program and the Middle School Art Program at Boston University Academy. She has worked in all areas of graphic design, designing websites, animations, advertisements, books, logos, and corporate identity systems for clients including L.L. Bean, Houghton Mifflin, Bayer, and WPP Group. Professor Macario's designs have been featured in publications, exhibitions and corporate art collections.

H. Joachim Maître

Director, Military Education; Director, Center for Defense Journalism; Professor of Journalism and International Relations

Undergraduate study, Münster, Innsbruck, and Bonn Universities (Germany); PhD, McGill University (Canada). Professor Maître has served as professor and acting chair of the German department at McGill University, and has also taught at the University of Nigeria. He is a well-known journalist, particularly for his in-depth studies of current defense and political issues, and has served as senior editor for Axel Springer Publishing Company and managing director for Ullstein Publishing Company. Maître has been a national fellow at the Hoover Institution (Stanford University) and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow.

Robert Manoff

Professor of Journalism

BA, Haverford College; MCP, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Manoff has been managing editor of Harper’s Magazine and editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, among other editorial positions he has held. He has published on the media and international and ethnic conflict; the media and international security; and media and politics in the New York Times Magazine and op-ed page, Harper’s, the International Herald Tribune, the Journal of Communication, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The Nation, Journalism Quarterly, and ETC—The Journal of General Semantics, among other publications. Professor Manoff co-edited and contributed to Reading the News (Pantheon), which in 1995 was named one of the 20 outstanding books on the media during the previous decade by the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center. He has taught at MIT, Brown, Columbia, and NYU, where he also co-founded and directed the Center for War, Peace, and the News Media. He has won or participated in a number of awards, including the Joel R. Seldin prize for writing on the psychology of war and peace; the Overseas Press Club Award for the best foreign reporting (as editor of V. S. Naipaul); and the Olive Branch Award, for writing on nuclear issues, for which he was also honored by the Japanese Newspaper Publishers Association and the Mellett Award for improving journalism through criticism. He serves on the editorial board of Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism.

James McQuivey

Assistant Professor of Communication

BA, Brigham Young University; MBA, University of South Carolina; PhD, ABD, Syracuse University. Professor McQuivey comes to the College of Communication from a post as a vice president at independent technology market research firm Forrester Research in Cambridge, Mass. There he directed a multimillion-dollar research business, launching two research practices and working with global clients ranging from Microsoft to Disney, Ford to Sony. McQuivey speaks to industry conferences about the future of market research technology and advises emerging research firms on how to use technology to leapfrog current research methodologies. He writes articles for trade journals such as Marketing News and RFID Journal, and has published numerous chapters in books and academic journals. Professor McQuivey taught advertising management at Syracuse prior to joining the world of professional research.

Charles Merzbacher

Chairman, Department of Film and Television; Associate Professor of Film

BA (hon.), Williams College; MFA, University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television. Professor Merzbacher has taught film producing, directing, screenwriting, and basic cinematography at the Film & Television Workshops in Rockport, Maine, and has served as Executive Vice President of Altar Rock Films, Inc. He is a highly successful filmmaker whose films have been honored at the Chicago International Film Festival, Sundance, the USA Film Festival, the Columbus International Film Festival, and the National Educational Film & Video Festival. His first feature film, Jane Street, premiered at the British Film Institute in March 1997.

Nick B. Mills

Associate Professor of Journalism

BS, Boston University. An award-winning news broadcaster, Professor Mills has extensive experience as a radio news reporter, anchor, and news director. He served in the Peace Corps' Columbia Educational TV project, and commanded a U.S. Army combat photo team in Vietnam. He has worked as a media trainer and consultant all over the world, and is author of Combat Photographer (Time-Life Books).

Jeremy Murray-Brown

Associate Professor of Television

BA, MA, Oxford University (England). An author and freelance television film director, Professor Murray-Brown has spent over 25 years as a television journalist, producing in-depth news reports, features, and documentaries. He was on the staff of the BBC for several years and has worked for television networks in Europe and North America and for international agencies. He has served on two commissions studying the social effects of television. Murray-Brown's research interests center on the relationship between events and the way events are depicted in documentary and other media forms.

Sasha Norkin

Associate Professor of Journalism

BA, Wellesley College; MS, Boston University. Professor Norkin is an Internet and television consultant for companies such as Palm Computing and Hearst Argyle Television. She was executive producer of news, specials, and production at WHDH-TV as well as executive producer at WCVB-TV, where she was in charge of the daily newscasts. She has coordinated coverage of special events such as elections, the Boston Marathon, and visits of First Ladies, Nelson Mandela, and the like. Professor Norkin teaches a wide range of broadcast journalism and multimedia courses.

Sue Parenio

Associate Professor of Advertising

BA, MA, University of Detroit. Professor Parenio brings invaluable current advertising agency practices to her classes, having most recently held the position of senior vice president and associate creative director with Young & Rubicam and Ogilvy & Mather in New York. She has over twenty years' experience in the creation of award-winning campaigns for a variety of blue-chip clients such as Maxwell House Coffee, Avon, Hallmark, and Jell-O.

Cathy Perron

Director, Television Management Programs; Assistant Professor of Television

BA, Simmons College; MS, Boston University. Professor Perron has had many years of broadcast management experience as a television program executive for network affiliates in major markets. She has served as a programming consultant for independent television stations in several markets, for both PBS and a national cable network. She has also consulted in the area of new media and its applications for radio and television. Professor Perron is the recipient of a George Foster Peabody Award, a national Emmy Award, and many others.

Geoffrey Poister

Assistant Professor of Television

BS, State University of New York, MS, PhD, Syracuse University. Dr. Poister has worked in the television and film industry for the last twelve years on nationally broadcast documentaries for the PBS series Nova and numerous independent projects. His most recent documentary, The Spirit of Hiroshima, received the Classic Telly Award and was broadcast on PBS stations and featured in international documentary festivals in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He has developed documentary programs for PBS, McGraw-Hill and has produced eight programs for a documentary series aired on Public Television in New England. In 1995, he started Intercultural Films to produce programs on cultural issues. He is currently completing several new documentary projects, one of which will profile young, emerging jazz musicians in New Orleans. He also works as a producer, writer, and cinematographer. Before entering the film and television industry, Poister studied jazz at Berklee College of Music and released two albums of original compositions.

Stephen Quigley

Associate Professor of Public Relations

BA, University of Massachusetts; MEd, Boston University. Professor Quigley is a public relations consultant whose work is concentrated in the areas of media relations, community relations, and crisis communication. Prior to opening his own agency, he was a partner for ten years with the Boston public relations firm of Schneider & Associates. He has provided strategic counsel and created public relations campaigns for a broad range of national and international clients. Professor Quigley is an APR, a member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, and a Delegate to the National PRSA Assembly. He is a frequent speaker at professional and industry conferences and seminars, and his writing and opinions have appeared in various business, trade, and legal publications.

Safoura Rafeizadeh

Associate Professor of Journalism

BFA, MFA, Boston University College of Fine Arts. Professor Rafeizadeh was assistant professor of art at Boston University's College of Fine Arts for seven years. She has taught visual art, design, and computer graphics courses at Northeastern University, Clark University, Simmons College, and Bridgewater State College. Professor Rafeizadeh is the founder of Chapar Graphic Design Studio, where she continues to serve as Art Director. She has also worked as Art Director at Porras and Lawlor Associates, and Senior Art Director at the JWG Associates. Professor Rafeizadeh's work has been exhibited both in Boston and in Los Angeles.

Peter Rand

Professor in the Writing Center

MA, Johns Hopkins University. Peter Rand is the author of four published works of fiction, including the novels Firestorm and The Private Rich. He is also the author of China Hands, a non-fiction account of American writers and journalists who covered the revolution and civil war in China during the first half of the 20th century. He has contributed articles to a variety of journals, and is the co-editor and co-translator of works by current Chinese writers. For fifteen years, Professor Rand taught in the writing program at Columbia University's School of General Studies.

Caryl Rivers

Professor of Journalism

AB, Trinity College; MS, Columbia University. Professor Rivers is the author of many books, including Slick Spins and Fractured Facts: How Cultural Myths Distort the News; Indecent Behavior; a collaboration with Rosalind Barnett on She Works, He Works: How Two Income Families are Happy, Healthy and Thriving, and her latest book, Camelot, a novel set in the Kennedy administration. Her television drama A Matter of Principal won a Gabriel Award as one of the best television dramas of the year. Professor Rivers contributes regularly to the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday, and other major U.S. newspapers. She is a frequent public affairs panelist on Boston television stations and is considered an expert on the Kennedy family.

John J. Schulz

Dean, Professor of International Communication; Director, London Summer Internship Program; Codirector, COM-International Relations MS Program

BA, University of Montana; MA, PhD, University of Oxford (England). An award-winning journalist, Professor Schulz has extensive experience as a foreign correspondent and senior news executive at Voice of America and also worked with the BBC and for UPI. He was bureau chief for various periods in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Saigon, Bangkok, London, Islamabad, and New Delhi. For three years he was editor of Arms Control Today magazine. He taught two years at the National War College in Washington, and as an adjunct and visiting professor at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia. His areas of expertise and interest include international reporting, strategic studies, arms control issues and deterrence theory, China, Afghanistan, East and South Asian regional affairs, government policy formation, transnational communication, terrorism and insurgency.

Paul Schneider

Associate Professor of Television

BA, Stanford University; MFA, Columbia University; MFA, The American Film Institute. Mr. Schneider has been a director and producer of television, film, and theater. He has directed over thirty movies for television and numerous television episodes. His work has been broadcast on CBS, ABC, NBC, the Fox network, the Disney Channel, PBS, and the Animal Planet Channel. Episodic work includes JAG, Beverly Hills 90210, and Baywatch as well as episodes of various daytime serials. His theater work includes productions for the New York Shakespeare Festival under Joseph Papp, the Manhattan Theater Club, and Playwrights Horizons.

Ellen Ruppel Shell

Codirector of Science Journalism Program; Professor of Journalism

BA, University of Rochester. A writer with a special interest in public health and the politics of medicine, Professor Ruppel Shell is the author of A Child's Place (Little, Brown, 1992) and The Hungry Gene. A correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly magazine, she contributes regularly to a number of national publications, including the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, Discover Magazine, and the Smithsonian. She has been a senior editor at several science publications, and a science editor for the PBS series Bodywatch, and for the WNET series Innovation. Winner of several awards for her writing, Ruppel Shell was a Vannevar Bush Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Frank H. Shorr

Assistant Professor of Journalism

BS, MS, Boston University. The founder and director of the Sports Institute at Boston University, Mr. Shorr has more than thirty years of sports broadcast experience. In his tenure as the Executive Producer at Channel 7 in Boston, he produced, covered, and attended the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series, NBA and Stanley Cup finals, and Boston Marathon. An eight-time New England Emmy Winner, Mr. Shorr is also active in the local RTNDA chapter.

Peter Smith

Assistant Professor of Photojournalism

BS, Boston University. Professor Smith is a veteran photojournalist who has taught with distinction as a part-time faculty member for the past several years. At the start of his 20-year photographic career, his technical skills and appreciation for lighting were honed at an advertising photography studio. Smith served as the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune staff photographer and as a freelancer shooting editorial photographs for U.S. and foreign news magazines. Throughout the 1990s, Smith worked for travel and corporate publications from his studio in Boston. His corporate photography includes newsletters, annual reports, brochures, and magazine photography for several clients including Hasbro, Unisys, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ronn Campesi Design, Federal Reserve Bank, Sony, The Pilot, Boston's Catholic newspaper, and Smith College's Alumni Magazine.

Peter Southwick

Associate Professor of Photojournalism

BA, Harvard College. Mr. Southwick entered professional journalism at The Real Paper, an alternative weekly in Cambridge. He next embarked on a freelance career that included work for a variety of publications including Newsweek, Time, and Boston Magazine. He joined the photography staff of the Boston Herald-American in 1978, and covered such stories as the visit of Pope John Paul II, the parade of Tall Ships, and the 1980 presidential campaign. In late 1980, he accepted a staff photographer position in the Boston bureau of the Associated Press, where he worked for nearly ten years and received numerous national and regional awards for his photography. He moved back to the newspaper world as photo editor at the Boston Globe, and after two years was promoted to Director of Photography. He has served as judge of the Hearst Foundation national college photojournalism competition, and participated in programs of the Poynter Institute, the Eddie Adams Workshop, and the Stan Kalish picture-editing workshop.

Douglas Starr

Codirector of Science Journalism Program; Professor of Journalism

AB, Rutgers University; MS, Boston University. Professor Starr is the author of BLOOD: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce, which won the 1998 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was named to the "Best Books of 1998" lists of Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal. A veteran science, medical, and environmental reporter, he has contributed to many national publications, including Smithsonian, Audubon, National Wildlife, Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and Time. He has served as a science editor for PBS-TV and is currently working on a Public Television documentary based on his book.

James Thistle

Director of Broadcast Journalism Program; Professor of Journalism

BS, Boston University. A veteran of 30 years in the television news profession, Professor Thistle has served as news director and/or vice president at all three commercial network affiliations in Boston and as a corporate news director and station programming executive. He is a former chairman of the Department of Journalism at the College of Communication and currently serves as director of the Broadcast Journalism program. Thistle is also a consultant to television stations and a major opinion research company.

Lou Ureneck

Chairman, Department of Journalism; Professor of Journalism

BA, University of New Hampshire. Mr. Ureneck has broad experience as a print and online journalist. He was the deputy managing editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, in charge of the Inquirer's front page and nightly news operation. Before joining the Inquirer, he was the editor and vice president of The Portland (Maine) Press Herald, which, under his leadership, developed into one of the best medium-size newspapers in the country. He was editor-in-residence at the Neiman Foundation at Harvard University while pursuing a comparative study of the methods of historians and the practices of journalists. Ureneck's work includes the development of two websites that were named among the best in the nation and a book titled The Business of News.

John Verret

Associate Professor of Advertising

BA, St. Michael's College. Professor Verret has thirty years of marketing communications experience, specializing in the areas of consumer product and services. He also has extensive experience in agency management having held the positions of Vice Chairman, President CEO, and Executive Vice President COO, for Arnold Communications, where he was a partner and co-owner until he sold his interest in 1996. He was responsible for agency operations and employee training as well as managing client relationships and new business. Adweek Magazine named Verret Executive of the Year in 1990. In 1996 Verret founded Verret & Associates, a firm that specializes in teaching communications skills to executives. He is active in civic and community affairs.

Tammy Vigil

Assistant Professor of Communication

BA, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; MA, University of Kansas; PhD, University of Kansas. Dr. Vigil received her PhD from the University of Kansas in 2000. Her varied research interests include political communication, media and popular culture, communication theory, and research methods. Her most recent projects focus on media influence on public opinion and action, and two years of teaching courses in persuasion, argumentation, public address, and political communication at State University of New York College at Oneonta.

Susan Walker

Associate Professor in Journalism

BA, Brown University. Susan Walker is a veteran television producer, currently helping corporate clients from Nokia group to Agilent Technologies use video and the Internet to communicate. Professor Walker worked as a TV newscast and series producer for more than 25 years, winning several national awards. She's also produced corporate videos, Web video clips, and two children's pilots designed for the Internet and television. Ms. Walker teaches BU students how to set up, shoot, write, and edit television news packages as well as produce newscasts and news websites.

Garland Waller

Assistant Professor of Television

BS, University of Virginia; MS, Boston University. As a special projects producer, Professor Waller produced over 10 documentaries and specials for WBZ-TV in Boston. She is an expert in the field of children's programming, having produced an award-winning series as well as specials which earned her several Action for Children's Television Awards. In addition, she has won numerous awards for her documentaries, including five New England Emmys, an Iris, and the Grand Prize at the Film and Television Festival of New York. She produced the 26-part series, Your Child 6–12, as well as two Intimate Portraits for Lifetime Television. Pink Bubble Productions, her production company, produces children's videos and books. Professor Waller teaches a course on children's television, Producing for Television, and is the creator of Hothouse Productions, a student-run production company.

Robert Zelnick

Professor of Journalism and National Affairs

BS, Cornell University; LLB, University of Virginia Law School. During his twenty-one years with ABC News, Mr. Zelnick covered political and congressional affairs primarily for ABC Morning News, World News Tonight Saturday/Sunday, and This Week. Mr. Zelnick served as the ABC News Pentagon correspondent from 1986 to 1994, as ABC's Tel Aviv correspondent from 1984 to 1986, and as Moscow correspondent from 1982 to 1984. He has won two Emmy Awards and two Gavel Awards for his work. He is widely published in numerous newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals, and is the author of Gore: A Political Life, a biography of Vice President Al Gore, and Backfire, A Reporter's Look at Affirmative Action.

Mitchell Zuckoff

Professor of Journalism

BA, University of Rhode Island; MA University of Missouri. Zuckoff was an award-winning special projects reporter at the Boston Globe and a Pulitzer Prize finalist for investigative reporting. Zuckoff was the winner of the 2000 Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the Livingston Award for International Reporting, the Heywood Broun Award, and the Associated Press Managing Editors' Public Service Award. He authored Choosing Naia: A Family's Journey, which received the Christopher Award and was named a Massachusetts Honor Book. He co-authored Judgment Ridge: The True Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders.



Brent Baker

Dean Emeritus. Professor of Communication, BS, Northwestern University; MA, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Lewis Barlow

Professor Emeritus of Film and Television. BA, New York University; MA, University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Berlin

Associate Professor Emeritus of Journalism. BA, MS, Columbia University.

George Bluestone

Professor Emeritus of Film. AB, Harvard College; MFA, University of Iowa; PhD, Johns Hopkins University.

James W. Brann

Professor Emeritus of Journalism. BA, Pennsylvania State University.

Carol L. Hills

Professor Emerita of Public Relations. AB, Tufts University; MS, Boston University.

Otto Lerbinger

Professor Emeritus of Public Relations. BA, City University of New York, Brooklyn College; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Walter Lubars

Professor Emeritus of Communication. BS, City University of New York, City College; MA, Rutgers University.

Lawrence M. Martin

Professor Emeritus of Journalism. MA, JD, Universita Karlova (Czech Republic).

Robert H. Montgomery

Professor Emeritus of Communication. BA, Baldwin-Wallace College; MA, Case Western Reserve University; Cert., ME, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn; DScC, Applied Research Institute, University of London (England).

Norman Moyes

Professor Emeritus of Journalism. AB, West Liberty State; AM, West Virginia University; PhD, Syracuse University.

Gerald Powers

Professor Emeritus of Public Relations. AB, Harvard University; MS, Boston University.

Bernard S. Redmont

Dean Emeritus, College of Communication. AB, College of the City of New York; MS, Columbia University; DHL (hon.), Florida International University.

Harris Smith

Professor Emeritus of Journalism. BS, MS, University of Illinois.



Christopher Anderson

Lecturer in Film. Berklee College of Music. Mr. Anderson is a sound engineer and sound mixer for Sound Techniques, Inc., Boston's premiere sound studio. He has worked on productions for NBC, PBS, Disney, the Discovery Channel, and many others. He has taught in the music technology division of the Berklee College of Music.

Cynthia Anderson

Lecturer in the Writing Program. BA, Cornell University; MS, Boston University. Ms. Anderson's stories and essays have appeared in many publications including the North American Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, House Beautiful, Exquisite Corpse, Yankee, and an anthology, The Writer's Compass. Anderson has been a non-fiction scholar at the Breadloaf Writers Conference and a Fellow at the Hedgebrook Colony in Puget Sound. She was the 2000 AWP/Prague Summer Seminars fiction fellow.

David Armstrong

Lecturer in Journalism. BS, Syracuse University. Mr. Armstrong is an award-winning investigative reporter for the Boston Globe. He specializes in computer-assisted reporting.

George Bachrach

Lecturer in Journalism. BA, Trinity College; JD, Boston University. Former Massachusetts State Senator George Bachrach teaches a course entitled Presidency and the Media. A frequent commentator on radio and television, Professor Bachrach is considered an expert on both national and local politics.

Douglas Banks

Lecturer in the Writing Program. BA/BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; MFA, University of Pittsburgh. While teaching at the University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Banks received the “1998 Distinguished Teaching Award,” and has also taught at three colleges in Massachusetts. He has spent many years writing and editing for daily newspapers and magazines, including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Fast Company, and the Boston Business Journal. Mr. Banks has written for many publications, including the Boston Globe, the National Law Journal, PittMED Magazine, the Daily Hampshire Gazette, and Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal.

Edward Barron

Lecturer in Film. BA, Syracuse University; MS, Boston University. Ted Barron is the Assistant Curator of the Harvard Film Archive at Harvard University. He previously served as the Director of Programming for the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation in Brookline. He has published articles in International Documentary Magazine and Imagine Magazine. He has previously taught courses in film history and British cinema at Tufts University and University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is currently researching a dissertation project in the Program in Visual Studies at University of California, Irvine, which examines strategies of performance in nonfiction film.

Gary M. Berman

Lecturer in Communication. BS, Emerson College; MS, Boston University. Mr. Berman is an independent media producer and owns his own production company, Powerhouse Presentations, Inc. He has worked in the corporate communications area for more than 18 years and has written, produced, or directed over 300 media programs and corporate presentations.

Pam Berry

Lecturer in Journalism. BA, Texas Tech University; MA, Ohio University. Mrs. Berry worked at several newspapers before joining The Boston Globe, where she worked as a staff photographer for 12 years earning numerous awards and honors. She now freelances in the Boston area for various publications.

Bill Beuttler

Lecturer in Journalism. AB, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; MS, Columbia University. Bill Beuttler writes about jazz, books, and other cultural matters as a Boston Globe correspondent. His work has appeared recently in Atlantic Unbound, Chicago Magazine, and Boston Magazine. Mr. Beuttler has been a senior editor for the Discovery Channel, Men's Journal, and Boston Magazine. He is also a former associate editor of Down Beat and American Way magazines, and a former reporter, rewriteman, and radio and weekend editor of the legendary City News Bureau of Chicago. He has written monthly book-review columns for American Way and Cooking Light magazines.

Kevin Bliss

Lecturer in Film. BA, Arizona State University; MS, Boston University. Mr. Bliss is a talented young scriptwriter whose scripts have come to the attention of literary agencies and an independent producer. He received an "Emma" Award at the Boston University Video Awards for his work.

Jennifer Blum

Lecturer in the Writing Program. BA, Kenyon College; MA, Boston University. Ms. Blum served as the Associate Fiction Editor for AGNI Literary Magazine. Currently, she is a writing instructor for Grub Street Writers, a manuscript consultant, and an interviewer for Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Foundation. Ms. Blum has been published in Seventeen, Explorations, Pine Grove Press, HIKA, and Forward. She was awarded first prize (1986) and third prize (1985) in Seventeen's National Fiction Contest and Third Place in the 1998 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Contest, and she received the Charles Monroe Coffin Prize for Short Fiction by The Kenyon Review.

Christopher J. Bowen

Lecturer in Film. BA, Brandeis University; MS, Boston University. Mr. Bowen has worked with local and international production companies in the creation of feature and short films, commercials, and PSA's. He currently works in-house at Avid Technologies, Inc. where he is a technical advisor on film and video non-linear digital editing. Mr. Bowen photographed Wish For, the 1st place winner of the 1999 Redstone Film Festival.

Victor Burg

Lecturer in the Writing Program. BA/BA, MFA, Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Burg has extensive teaching experience at institutions such as Harvard University, MIT, and several Colleges here at Boston University. He has written plays, screenplays, and a novel for children, as well as book, theater, and film reviews. Mr. Burg has been published in the New York Times Book Review, the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, and many others.

Glenn Byrne

Lecturer in Communication. BA, MDiv, St. Mary's Seminary College; ThM, Weston School of Theology/Harvard Divinity School; ThD candidate, Boston University. After being involved in public speaking for over twenty years, Mr. Byrne has now returned to academics full time. He has published several articles and conducts public speaking workshops for professionals.

J. P. Cardoso

Lecturer in Television. BA, Millersville University; MA, Southwest Texas State University. Mr. Cardoso is an applications specialist for Techexport, Inc. where he demonstrates and teaches multimedia and video production tools. He has taught Media 100 and Avid editing systems at the College of Communication for three years.

Larry Carpman

Lecturer in Communication. BS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Building on the foundation of his 15 years of experience in strategic communication, Mr. Carpman now manages Carpman Communications, a public relations strategy and management firm serving a wide range of clients. He has achieved media placements in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, national broadcast and cable networks, as well as all Boston media.

Joanne Ciccarello

Lecturer in Journalism. BS, Emerson College. A consulting editor at the Christian Science Monitor who formerly worked as an editor with The Providence Journal, she currently coordinates and instructs the photojournalism program at The New England School of Photography. Her work has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, The Providence Journal, The Boston Business Journal, and various news organs for public and private institutions. A primary organizer for the group photo documentary Families Receiving Welfare: Untold Stories, Ms. Ciccarello won a Sante Fe Center for Visual Arts award for an image of a mother on welfare struggling with her son's leukemia. Having recently returned from Cambodia, Joanne is developing a documentary on a Boston refugee family's return to their native land. She is a member of the National Press Photographers Association, New England Women in Photography, and the Society for Photo Educators.

Leigh Chodos

Lecturer in Communication. BS, Boston University. Mr. Chodos is the founder and CEO of Seven Oaks Productions, a professional Web consulting and design company. The company develops websites for a wide range of businesses both locally and nationally. Professor Chodos specializes in graphical user interface design, Web marketing, and new communication technology.

Rose Corbin Cummings

Lecturer in the Writing Program. BA, Chestnut Hill College; MA, University College Dublin; MFA, Boston University. Ms. Corbin Cummings has taught at several institutions including Emerson and Emmanuel Colleges and Grub Street Writers. She won first prize in the Boston Herald's Christmas Memory Contest, where she's also been published. She has written many plays, which have been produced on stages in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles, as well as selling a screenplay. She also has written short stories and non-fiction and has almost completed her first novel. Her work has received several grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Anne Danehy

Lecturer in Communication. BA, Smith College; MA, University of Connecticut, Storrs. After spending more than eight years designing, managing, and executing successful survey research projects, Ms. Danehy is currently the director of survey research for The Rendon Group (TRG). She has also been a guest speaker at Assumption College and Emerson College.

Bill Dedman

Lecturer in Journalism. Mr. Dedman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, is a consultant for The Boston Globe, where he writes investigative articles, works with other reporters and editors, and trains the news staff on computer-assisted reporting. In 1989, he received the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting for "The Color of Money," his series of articles in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on racial discrimination by mortgage lenders. He has taught at Northwestern University and the University of Maryland, and has led seminars in more than 100 newsrooms. His Power Reporting website is used by many journalists for research.

Lawrence DeLamarter

Lecturer in Advertising. BA, University of Colorado; MA, Universidad de las Américas (Mexico). Mr. DeLamarter owns the advertising agency DeLamarter Associates in Concord, MA. Previous to founding his own agency, he was a copywriter and later creative director at several major New England advertising agencies where he worked for clients such as Sheraton Hotels and Gillette. His creative awards include Clio, Hatch, and Boston Art Directors Club. Before entering the field of advertising, he taught Spanish and English at prep schools in Hawaii and Australia and traveled to over 100 countries.

Gino Del Guercio

Lecturer in Journalism. BA, Brown University. Mr. Del Guercio is currently an independent television producer. He has previously worked as a broadcast journalist for WGBH-TV, World Monitor Television, and the MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour.

Anthony Dolan

Lecturer in Film and Television. BA, North Adams State College. An expert in digital media technologies, Mr. Dolan has worked locally and internationally in the production of programming for broadcast and corporate clients for the last 15 years. Currently he is the senior editor at Parallax Productions in Newton, MA, editing nationally syndicated television shows, commercials, and PSAs, and working on new methods of bringing television content to the Internet.

Michael Dowding

Lecturer in Communication. BA, MS, Boston University; MBA, Suffolk University. Mr. Dowding is president of Wordscape Communications, which provides premium marketing and writing services to technology firms. He has fifteen years of software marketing, writing, and public relations experience.

Gary Duehr

Lecturer in the Writing Program. BA, Illinois State University; MFA, University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop. Mr. Duehr has taught at institutions including Tufts University and Lesley University. He has written three books, including the forthcoming Down Where the Ladders Start, and has contributed to publications including the Boston Herald, TAB, and Communication Arts. His stories and poems have been published in journals including AGNI, American Literary Review, and North American Review. Mr. Duehr's awards include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and three grants from the LEF Foundation.

Thomas Dwyer

Lecturer in Communication. BA, Boston University; MBA, Northeastern University. After finishing a stint in the United States Air Force, Mr. Dwyer went on to have a successful career in management before beginning his teaching career. Since 1987, he has taught at various universities in New England. He is also the recipient of the Beta Gamma Sigma award for high achievement in university teaching. Mr. Dwyer has penned several books on management techniques, including Leadership Under Fire, Alliance Deadlock, Effective Presentations, and L-E-A-R-N to Negotiate.

Veronica F. Ellis

Lecturer in the Writing Program and Communication. BA, Boston University; MA, Northeastern University. Ms. Ellis is currently a freelance writer and editor with previous teaching experience at Wheelock College, UMass Boston, and the American Cooperative School in Liberia. She has served as a senior editor at the Houghton Mifflin Company.

John Falla

Lecturer in Journalism and Communication. BS, MS, Boston University. Professor Falla brings considerable professional expertise to his writing class. He has written more than 50 stories for Sports Illustrated as well as four books, including Sports Illustrated Hockey, and the recently published Home Ice: Reflections on Backyard Rinks and Frozen Ponds.

Stephani Finks

Lecturer in Communication. BA, New York University. Stephani Finks is Design Director of Pohly & Partners, Inc., a Boston-based customer communications company. Her work has appeared in several publications, including MacUser, P.O.V., Continental, and Sotheby’s. She is also the recipient of many design awards, including Communication Arts, Print, Apex, Ozzie, and Mercury.

John Gates

Lecturer in Film. BS, Emerson College. Mr. Gates is an Emmy-award-winning lighting director with over 20 years’ experience in film, television, theatre, and special-events lighting.

Leigh Hallisey

Lecturer in Television. BA, Wellesley College; MA, Bowling Green State University. Ms. Hallisey teaches Television Myths, Stereotypes, and Icons. She has taught popular media classes at Bowling Green State University and Tufts University. Leigh's area of expertise is television studies and how it reflects cultural beliefs and values, especially race, gender, and sexuality. She was published in The Critical Guide to Contemporary North American Film Directors.

Paula Jacobs

Lecturer in Communication. BA, EdM, Boston University; MS, Simmons College. Ms. Jacobs is principal of a Massachusetts communications consulting firm specializing in the technology sector. She has published extensively on Web-management strategies in national trade, business, and special-interest magazines such as Internet Magazine, InfoWorld, and Moment.

Michelle Johnson

Lecturer in Journalism. BA, University of Maryland; MA,Columbia University. Michelle Johnson is a former editor for The Boston Globe. She held a variety of editing positions in her 13-year career at the Globe, including assistant business editor. As editorial manager of The Boston Globe Online, she was part of the team that launched, the Globe's award-winning regional website. Johnson comes to BU from Emerson College, where she advised the journalism and communication departments in the construction of a new cross-media facility. She has run workshops on print and online journalism for a variety of professional organizations, including the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.

Kate Kahn

Lecturer in Journalism. BA (hon.), Tufts University; MA, University of Missouri. Ms. Kahn has received numerous awards for her work as Senior Producer and Investigative & Series Producer at WHDH-TV (NBC-Boston). Her projects there include coverage of Sail Boston, the Boston Marathon, and a documentary on Pope John Paul II.

Phyllis Karas

Lecturer in Journalism. BA (hon.), George Washington University. Ms. Karas is an experienced feature, magazine, and news writer. She is the author of A Life Worth Living, The Hate Crime, and The Onassis Women, a book about the wives, daughters, and girlfriends of Aristotle Onassis. She is also the author of four young adult novels. She is a frequent contributor to women's magazines and People magazine. Her latest book, about Whitey Bulger, was published by Harper Collins in 2001.

Peter Kelley

Lecturer in Film. BA, Whitman College. Mr. Kelley is an expert in actor training as well as founding director of the largest private actor training program in New England and a casting company in Boston.

David Kociemba

Lecturer in Film. BA, Bates College; MS, Boston University. Mr. Kociemba has taught courses in film studies, media history, and the history of film censorship at Tufts University, Emerson College, and Boston University.

Deborah Kosofsky

Lecturer in Television. BA, Washington University. Ms. Kosofsky began her career as a television producer at ABC's Good Morning America and worked for many years as a talk show producer at Boston's ABC and CBS affiliates. Ms. Kosofsky created her own production company which released the award-winning children's video Tool Power. Currently, she produces the nation cable show American Baby and continues to work on freelance projects.

Ida Lewis

Lecturer in Journalism. BS, Boston University. Throughout her forty-year career in journalism, Ms. Lewis has traveled to Africa, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and Central America. She has lectured on Third World Affairs at over 100 colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad. Ms. Lewis is currently the editor-in-chief of The New Crisis Magazine, the oldest African-American journal. She is the first woman to serve in this capacity.

Joseph Lippincott

Lecturer in Photojournalism. BA, University of Iowa. Mr. Lippincott has been photo editor at the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press and staff photographer at the Miami Herald. He has also managed photo operations at the Olympics and Goodwill Games.

Leita Luchetti

Lecturer in Television. BA, Boston University; MFA, University of California, Los Angeles. Ms. Luchetti is an independent video/filmmaker. Most recently she produced and directed Poetry Breaks, a WGBH series presenting internationally acclaimed poets reading their work. She has received awards from the Massachusetts Council for the Arts and Humanities for a film portrait of a folk/poet performer and a video documentary exploring the Japanese American experience on the East Coast.

Jennifer Malone

Lecturer in Film. BS, University of Pittsburgh; MFA, Boston University. Ms. Malone is the New England field agent for 20th Century Fox, Miramax Films, and Fox Searchlight Pictures. In this capacity, she handles all regional publicity and promotions for these studios' theatrical releases. She recently completed work as Unit Publicist for the USA Films release Session 9. Jennifer is an active member of Women in Film and Video, and is a Boston board member of the BigBam Foundation.

Jeffrey Mason

Lecturer in the Writing Program. BA, University of California, Berkeley; MFA, University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop. Mr. Mason has taught in the Boston area and at the University of Iowa. He has published work in The Boston Book Review and elsewhere. His awards include a Maytag Fellowship as well as a James Michener-Paul Engle Fellowship from the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop.

George Matson

Lecturer in Communication. BA, Boston University; MA, Emerson College. Currently the Director of Speech Development for the Speech Improvement Company in Boston, Mr. Matson coaches clients on many aspects of oral communication. His background includes substantial management experience in the fields of advertising, sales, and personnel. Mr. Matson has taught a wide range of courses at various colleges and universities in the northeastern United States.

James Matte

Lecturer in Journalism. BA, Fordham University; MS, Boston University. In addition to teaching Newswriting and Reporting at Boston University, Professor Matte is currently the Real Estate Editor for the Boston Herald. He has also served as an assistant sports editor, copy editor, and editorial assistant at the publication. Prior to joining the faculty at Boston University, Professor Matte taught News Writing at Mount Ida College. He continues to teach Introduction to Journalism, and Writing for Print Media at Curry College.

Thomas Mickey

Lecturer in Public Relations. BA, MA, Mount Carmel College; MS, Boston University; PhD, University of Iowa. Dr. Mickey is a columnist for the Portsmouth Herald and the Quincy Patriot Ledger and teaches public relations at Boston University and Bridgewater State College. He is the author of Sociodrama: An Interpretive Theory or the Practice of Public Relations, and has been published in Public Relations Review, the Journal of Communication, and several Catholic publications.

Gerard O'Neill

Lecturer in Journalism. AB, Stonehill College; MS, Boston University. Most of Mr. O'Neill's career was spent at the Boston Globe, where he was a political and investigative reporter before retiring in 2001. He was editor of the investigative team for 25 years and co-author of two books on the Boston underworld—The Underboss: the Rise and Fall of a Mafia Family (1989) and Black Mass (2000).

Patricia Peknik

Lecturer in Communication. BS, Ohio University; MA, Boston University. Ms. Peknik has taught numerous courses in English Composition, Creative Writing, Literature, Poetry, Music, and Women's Studies at Boston University. She has also been a visiting lecturer at Tufts University as well as an instructor for various writing workshops and seminars.

Midge Raymond

Lecturer in the Writing Program. BA, Skidmore College; MS, Boston University. Ms. Raymond has taught English in Taipei and Keelung, Taiwan, and has worked as an editor and writer for several book publishers, including Penguin Putnam, Bantam, and St. Martin's Press. She currently teaches creative nonfiction at Grub Street Writers, is an editor/consultant for an Internet research company, and is a staff writer at Bostonia magazine.

Jerome Sadow

Lecturer in Communication. BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; MA, New York University; MS, Columbia University. Mr. Sadow has served as Public Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Department of Transportation's national transportation systems center in Cambridge, Public Affairs Director at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Boston office, Director of Communications for a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, press secretary to a Massachusetts Attorney General, reporter for the Boston Globe, and news editor for a Boston TV station.

Rob Schadt

Lecturer in Communication. BA, SUNY, Cortland; MA, MEd, Boston College; EdD, Boston University. Dr. Schadt works as the Educational Technology Manager at the School of Public Health's Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology. Through a program of teaching and technology workshops, the OTLT encourages collaboration between faculty, staff, and students, and disseminates information about innovative teaching and learning methods and tools. Schadt teaches Computers in Communication for the Department of Mass Communication, Public Relations, and Advertising.

David Schaefer

Lecturer in Communication. BA, Dartmouth College. During the past 30 years, Mr. Schaefer has held various creative management positions at several agencies, including Quinn & Johnson Advertising, Kenyon & Eckhardt Advertising, and McKinney New England Advertising. In 1983, he established Schaefer Advertising Services which acts as a supplement to advertising agency creative departments and also serves independent clients.

Anne Sears

Lecturer in Communication. MA, University of Connecticut; PhD, Ohio State University. Dr. Sears teaches Theory and Process of Communication at Boston University and Television Criticism at other area colleges. Her research interest is media literacy and media in education. She presents papers at the National Communication Association and Eastern Communication Association conventions.

Pam Wheaton Shorr

Lecturer in Television. BA, Hampshire College. Ms. Shorr has been producing and writing for television and the Internet for the past two decades, beginning her career as a programming executive at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. Currently, she produces news inserts for Parenting Magazine/CNN. Other national television credits include writing for Entertainment Tonight and Popular Mechanics, and producing forAmerican Baby, Your Baby and Child with Dr. Penelope Leach. Locally, she has been a writer and producer for Channel 7 news. Pam is a former senior vice president of editorial programming for the award-winning website, and currently reports on education for the business website

Steve Singer

Lecturer in Television. BA, State University of New York, Binghamton; MS, Syracuse University. Mr. Singer is founder and principal of Audioauthors, a company which provides editorial audio services to websites. Previously, he was Web Editor at CIO Communications and the creator of CIO Radio. He has produced interactive media for The Discovery Channel, Ziff-Davis, and Macmillan New Media. He has extensive experience in video and new media.

Brent Skinner

Lecturer in Communication. BA, University of New Hampshire; MS, Boston University. Brent Skinner is president of STETrevision, a communications consultancy that provides public relations, ghostwriting, editing, and other services. CNBC and others have televised his clients, who have also enjoyed coverage in the pages of numerous print media outlets. A freelance writer as well, Brent was recently published in a regional magazine. Brent received his master’s degree from the College of Communication in 1999.

Marcia Stamell

Lecturer in Journalism. BA, Vassar College; MS, Columbia University. Ms. Stamell is a freelance writer for magazines including New York, Parade, Harper's Bazaar, and Redbook among many others. She was previously the editor of the Albuquerque Journal.

Maureen Sullivan

Lecturer in Communication. BA, Kansas State University; MS, Boston University. Ms. Sullivan is the Regional Vice President for the American Cancer Society and has been Vice President of Public Relations for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay.

Faun Sweeney

Lecturer in Communication. BFA, University of Massachusetts; MS, Boston University. Ms. Sweeney is a production engineer at marchFIRST, where she creates graphics and Web pages for corporate clients including 3COM. She was the lead interface designer at Workscape, Inc. and a production artist at Weather Services Corp., and has taught Web development and non-linear video editing using software including Premier, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

Sheldon Toplitt

Lecturer in Journalism. BS, Boston University; JD (hon.), Suffolk University. Toplitt is an attorney and journalist who has written for newspapers and magazines. He writes about employment law issues for national publications. Toplitt teaches communication law at Emerson College and previously taught media law at Northeastern University. He has previously taught journalism at Mount Ida College and Dean College.

Taline Voskeritchian

Lecturer in the Writing Program. BA, Beirut College for Women; MA, American University of Beirut; PhD, University of Iowa. In addition to being a writer, Dr. Voskeritchian is an accomplished translator and editor. Her articles and translations have been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Armenian International Magazine, International Quarterly, Ararat, and Agni. She has also written performing arts reviews for South End News (Boston) and is a columnist and contributing writer for artsMedia: Boston's Guide to the Visual Arts. She has taught at Pine Manor College, American University of Armenia, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University.

Charles Warren

Lecturer in Film. BA, Harvard University; MA, PhD, Princeton University. Dr. Warren is a distinguished teacher and scholar. He currently teaches film at Harvard and has taught at Tufts University and the New School for Social Research in New York. Dr. Warren has authored several books on film.

Joanna Weiss

Lecturer in Journalism. BA, Harvard University. Ms. Weiss is a reporter in the Boston Globe's Living/Arts department. In a year and a half at the Globe, she has also worked in the Globe's State House bureau and Metro desk. She previously worked at the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, Louisiana. A 1994 graduate of Harvard University, she lives in Milton with her husband.


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