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For access to faculty members on the Expert List, as well as additional Emerson contacts, such as alumni and trustees, please contact Michelle Gaseau, Director of Media Relations at 617-824-8415 or?michelle_gaseauemerson [dot] edu.
Nancy J. AllenExecutive-in-Residence, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
Allen is an expert in health communication and social marketing campaign development. She is able to speak on public health topics such as HIV/AIDS, tobacco, substance abuse, injury and violence prevention, obesity prevention, teen health, and sexual health.
Susanne AlthoffAssistant Professor, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing
Althoff studies and writes about the business of publishing, publishing entrepreneurship, women's magazines and websites, and digital publishing. She serves as a mentor for Emerson Launch, the college's startup incubator. She was the editor-in-chief of The Boston Globe Magazine from 2009 to 2015.
John Dennis AndersonProfessor Emeritus, Department of Communication Studies
Anderson is an expert in performance studies, particularly the performance of literature and the life and work of Henry James, William Faulkner, Robert Frost, and Washington Irving.
Claire Andrade-WatkinsProfessor, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
Andrade-Watkins, an award-winning historian, documentary filmmaker, producer and distributor, is an expert in documentary media, cinema of the Africana Diaspora (which includes African-American,French, Portuguese speaking African, South African and Caribbean Cinema). Her interdisciplinary range includes Cultural, American, African, Afro-American, Cape Verde,Cape Verdean American studies; transatlantic middle passage history, and 20th and 2lst century immigration, gentrification and urban history.
Miranda BanksAssociate Professor, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Banks is an expert on American film and television industries with a specific focus on creative craft guilds and unions. She teaches classes on film and television history, media industries, and production. She also teaches courses through the institute for interdisciplinary studies for both the minor of Digital Culture and the minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies.
Diana BartonPart Time Faculty, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Diana Barton has more than 25 years of television experience in live and taped programs. Positions in those fields include: Producer, Associate Director, Production and Script Supervisor. She is also a Directors Guild of America member.
Gerlo BeerninkKasteel Well Part Time Faculty, International Study & External Programs
Beernink is an expert photographer and photojournalist located in the Netherlands. He has worked for the government, care and educational institutions, newspapers, and magazines throughout the country.
Sam BinkleyProfessor, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
Binkley examines critical social theories of subjectivity, particularly with regard to the work of Michel Foucault.
Harlan BosmajianAssociate Professor, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Bosmajian is an expert when it comes to the use of digital and film cameras, lighting, and ability to visualize scripts. He has been a professional direcotr of photography on over 30 feature films and television shows.
Josie BrayAffiliated Faculty, Department of Performing Arts
Bray has a variety of expertise in the field of performing arts which include, choreography, directing, producing, physical theater, movement for actors, anatomy and physiology for actors and dancers.
Israela Adah Brill-CassAffiliated Faculty, Department of Communication Studies
Brill-Cass is an attorney with expertise in all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)/conflict resolution including mediation, negotiation, arbitration and facilitation. She has worked with courts, private corporations and federal and state agencies to set up dispute resolution programs. She has been an attorney since 1993, mediator and ADR professional and teacher since 1998.
Leslie BrokawSenior Affiliated Faculty, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing
Brokaw has been a major player in the transformation of the magazine industry. She has cofounded Inc. magazine’s website (one of the first websites of a national publication) and over the years has worked her way to being a contributing editor for digital media at MIT Sloan Management Review. She has been a witness of the evolution of print publications to digital media brands and has consistently worked to meet customers’ ever changing needs.
Delia CabeSenior Affiliated Faculty, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing
Cabe is an expert in the fields of journalism and publishing. She has experience as a freelance magazine writer.
Paul CalderaAffiliated Faculty, Department of Marketing Communication
Caldera is an experienced integrated marketing communicator for major brands including The North Face, Cessna Aircraft, Segway, Teva, TomTom, Jansport and others. He is the founding partner of Saltworks and has industry experience ranging from aviation and boating to outdoor, sporting goods, consumer electronics, music, and adventure travel.
Roxanne CaptorLos Angeles Affiliated Faculty, International Study & External Programs
ROXANNE MESSINA CAPTOR
A protégé of Francis Ford Coppola, Captor has been called by LA Times Critic Laurie Winer "a director who makes strong choices, while coaxing forth the play's gentle humor and holding treacle at bay. Under Captor's direction, Hal Linden becomes a Spencer Tracy of the 90s."
Most recently Captor’s film Deployment won "Best Narrative Feature" for the Hall of Fame, Women’s History Month.
The Oscar qualified “A Couple of White Chicks at the Hairdresser” Captor wrote, directed and produced in 2007. Michel Ciment of Positif said, " It is a delightful and enchanting film. It reminded me of a Bob Altman film...very much like Doctor T. Harry Shearer said, “It was my pleasure to work with Roxanne.” Deborah Theaker: “I'm so glad I got this chance to meet and work with Roxanne. I think this is just the beginning for her as a truly original voice and creative force behind the camera.” Shelley Long states, “I feel very fortunate to have been asked to do Roxanne’s film. This is a fantastic opportunity.
Of Captor's writing; John Cleese said, “You are a very funny woman…very witty! There are not that many good comedy writers out there. You are one of them. What else are you writing?” Harry Shearer said, “ You have a truly unique and original voice.”
Captor directed and produced the feature film, A Clean Kill (a.k.a “Seduced”), starring Perry King, Roxana Zal, Daniel Benzali. A Clean Kill was accepted for it’s world premiere at the 1999 Mill Valley Film Festival, the Telluride Indie Festival, and premiered on Lifetime Television as “Her Married Lover” in prime time during February sweeps 2000.
Turning her talents to the web in 2009, Messina Captor has created, wrote, directed and produced the hit web series The Bag. The Bag is a series of one to two minute vignettes based on the contents of a woman’s handbag. It premiered on Facebook and is now on Movieola.
Future film and television projects are: Pearl starring Leehom Wang, and Jing Tian. Captor wrote and will direct. The Pearl S. Buck Foundation honored Captor by choosing her research paper to read at the Buck Symposium in Zhenjiang, China September of 2015. The documentary feature, Homecoming: Veterans, Wives and Mothers. Captor writes and directs.
In 2001 Roxanne Messina Captor became the Executive Director of the San Francisco International Film Festival and Film Society taking them up 40%. Have successfully recruited celebrity support of the festival including Paul Haggis, Warren Beatty, Sean Penn, Sharon Stone, Kevin Spacey, Peter Coyote, Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin, Mira Sorvino, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Robert Altman, Stockard Channing, Clint Eastwood, among others.
Captor is one of the original founding programming executives who formed Turner Network Television.
Captor started her career as a ballerina with the Harkness Ballet and New York Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Captor performed on and off-Broadway under the direction of the late Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett, Uta Hagen, Robert Lewis (Yale Repertory Theatre) and Ben Vereen. Captor has won numerous awards for choreography and directing in theater.
Captor currently directed and choreographed the Pre-Broadway stage version of the MGM classic “Summer Stock” adapted by Captor and it’s original screenwriter Sy Gomberg. Music is from the Y.I.P. Harburg and Harold Arlen estates. Captor directed the premiere of “The Vow,” a play by Stephanie Liss starring Alan Rachins, Amy Aquino and Nicholas Guest. The Vincent Canby play “After All” starring Hal Linden and “Trotsky’s Garden” starring Dina Merrill, Kurtwood Smith and Ayre Gross.
Other theatre credits are: "Hamlet," The N.Y. Public Theater; "A Christmas Carol," San Diego Repertory Theater; "As You Like It," Berkeley Shakespeare Festival; "Inner Rhythms," Cal-Arts Repertory Theatre.
Captor assisted Gene Kelly with the choreography of "One From the Heart." She was an assistant choreographer on "The Cotton Club" and danced in the films "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," "Xanadu" and "Pennies From Heaven.
An Emmy-nominated producer, Captor's prior producing credits include "Dead On Sight," a film for MCEG starring Jennifer Beals, Danny Baldwin and Oscar nominated William H. Macy ("Fargo") and three telefilms for CBS: "In Dreams"; the Emmy-nominated "Home Sweet Homeless"; and "Fatal Vows".
Messina-Captor was awarded the prestigious Chevalier des Ordre du Arts et Lettres by the French government in 2005. She is in Who’s Who of America, a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, WIF, Creative Coalition and the LA Music Center Club 100.
Captor is a professor in theater, film, media and TV. She teaches at Emerson College (Los Angeles). At Santa Monica College she is in the theatre department and head of documentary production. Past Universities: UCLA, Cal-Arts, Loyola Marymount University and Second City Improv.
BFA University of Utah-Dance, Juilliard Theater School, and MFA candidate in directing at Columbia College.
Mark D. ChesakAffiliated Faculty, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Chesak is an experienced editor for long-form documentaries and an Avid Certified instructor. He has worked on numerous shows for Nova, Frontline, Discovery Channel, History Channel, NAT GEO, NBC sports, as well as the DIY Network.
Mina ChoAffiliated Faculty, Department of Performing Arts
As a classically trained jazz pianist and composer who has a theological background and is situated in a cosmopolitan music community, Mina Cho’s musical path has always been informed by creative jazz in which a variety of cultural elements are merged with American jazz and classical music traditions as well as philosophy. Mina studied Theology at Yonsei University in Korea, which later helped her to develop unique musicianship as a philosophical jazz pianist and composer at Berklee College of Music where she won numerous awards and received a B.M. Summa Cum Laude in 2009 and at New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) where she received a M.M. with the highest of honors Pi Kappa Lambda in 2013. Throughout her studies, Mina focused on practical aspects of music, such as exploring theological concepts in composition and improvisation, releasing albums, performing at various concerts and jazz festivals, and touring South America and Korea to give performances and lectures. While pursuing her M.M. at NEC, Mina’s musical experience was enriched by various theoretical and musicological studies, and soon she was driven to apply for a doctoral degree by the desire to expand her study to a higher level. Currently, Mina is a Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Composition and Musicology (minor) candidate at NEC and a Ph.D. in Musicology student at Brandeis University. Her research focus includes “Jazz Criticism (Classical and Ethnic Idioms in Jazz)” and “Music and Religion." She is also a faculty member at Emerson College and the Director of Contemporary Music at Somerville Community Baptist Church.
Faculty at Emerson College
Director of Contemporary Music, Somerville Community Baptist Church
Ph.D. in Musicology Student at Brandeis University
New England Conservatory of Music (D.M.A. Candidate, Jazz Studies–Composition & Musicology minor)
New England Conservatory of Music (M.M., Jazz Studies–Composition)
Berklee College of Music (B.M., Jazz Composition and Film Scoring)
Yonsei University (B.A., Theology)
Martie CookProfessor and Founding Director of the Center for Comedic Arts, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Cook is an expert screenwriter and has over 25 years of experience as a writer and producer for television and film. She has worked for NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, and Universal Studios.
Scott CooperLos Angeles Affiliated Faculty, International Study & External Programs
Cooper is an expert in film and television studies and the cultural study of media and society.
Thomas CooperProfessor, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Cooper is an expert in media consumption, media effects, media ethics, and media criticism. He has a special emphasis on ethical issues such as privacy, the First Amendment, confidentiality, obscenity, diversity/discrimination, conflict of interest, reputation, and defamation.
Andrew CorkinAffiliated Faculty, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Andrew D Corkin, of Uncorked Productions, is a Gotham Award winning producer whose credits include: AFTERSCHOOL (Cannes 2008), MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE (Sundance 2011, Cannes 2011), AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY (Sundance 2012, Gotham Award winner), WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (Sundance 2013, Cannes 2013), WILD CANARIES (SxSW 2014), BIG SIGNIFICANT THINGS (SxSW 2014), EMELIE (Tribeca 2015), THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK (SxSW 2016), Netflix’s MERCY, and Andrew Renzi’s feature debut, THE BENEFACTOR, starring Richard Gere. Uncorked is currently in post on A VIGILANTE , starring Olivia Wilde, documentary THEY FIGHT alongside Academy Award winner Common, and elevated horror film, THE BEACH HOUSE. Andrew serves on Boston Children’s Hospital’s Board of Overseers and teaches as an adjunct professor at Boston University.
Cristina Kotz CornejoProfessor and Associate Chair, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Kotz Cornejo is an expert in film, video, and screenwriting. She is also an expert in making independent films.
Eric Michael DaleSenior Affiliated Faculty, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
Dale is an expert in ethics including topics such as Aristotle, philosophy of religion and literature, Augustine German Protestant thought, Catholic nouvelle theology, East Asian philosophy, and Neo-Confucian thought. His current area of study includes German Idealism, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and philosophy of religion.
Benoit Denizet-LewisAssociate Professor, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing
Denizet-Lewis is an expert in writing, journalism, magazine writing, youth culture, and addiction. He also speaks nationally on radio and television about LGBT issues.
Diane DiCroceAssistant Professor, Department of Performing Arts
I am a Musical Theatre Voice and Acting Educator/Director with professional performing experience on Broadway, National and International Tours and Regional productions. Member of Actors' Equity Association.
William DreyfusSenior Affiliated Faculty, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Dreyfus has 23 years of inside Hollywood experience in screenwriting, screen story analysis, script coverage and notes, as well as a working knowledge of the way scripts sell and the procedures writers need to know to successfully navigate the Hollywood film industry.
Ian DunkleAffiliated Faculty, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
19th Century Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Medicine
Owen EaganLecturer, Department of Communication Studies
Eagan is an expert in measuring strategic communications in business and politics. His political experience ranges from presidential to municipal campaigns and he currently serves as a management consultant advising Fortune 500 companies on entitling controversial real estate development projects.
Cathryn Cushner EdelsteinSenior Executive-in-Residence, Department of Communication Studies
Edelstein is an expert in Nonprofit Communcation Management; website design, social media messge/content design/use, events, fundraising, grant writing.
Anna FederAffiliated Faculty, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Feder has experience curating art house cinema and film festivals and can serve as an expert on discussions of cinema exhibition, audience engagement and curating the work of filmmakers from diverse backgrounds.
Ken FeilAssistant Professor, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Feil’s courses and research reflect his expertise in areas such as Queer/LGBT studies, Hollywood film and network television comedy, and genre studies (including camp and cult film and television, disaster movies, queer film, video and television, Hollywood sex comedies from the 50s and 60s as well as “bromance”/ buddy comedies of the 2000s).
Jonathan FriedAffiliated Faculty, Department of Performing Arts
Fried has displayed his expertise of Shakespeare through his own performances and teaching both undergraduate and graduate students for 30 years. He is also teaching a course that teaches students how to turn oral history into performance.
Ken GagneAffiliated Faculty, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing
Indira GanesanAffiliated Faculty, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing
Ganesan is a novelist whose interests center on women’s voice, immigrant culture, and fiction.
Daniel GaucherProfessor and Global BFA Program Director in Film Art, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Gaucher has two decades of experience in television post-production of reality and documentary television. He has worked for NBC, MTV, Bravo, A&E, UPN Spike, VH-1, TLC, Discovery, History Channel, PBS, and the National Geographic Channel.
Mneesha GellmanAssistant Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
Gellman’s area of expertise is social movements and ethnic minority rights in Latin America and Turkey. She focuses on how memories of state and paramilitary violence are used in rights claims, and how policies of political, economic, and cultural exclusion or inclusion of minorities affect democratization and multiculturalism. Currently, Gellman has a focus on the right to mother tongue languages.
Lina GiraldoAffiliated Faculty, Department of Communication Studies
Lina Maria Giraldo is a Colombian born, Boston-based artist focusing on Interactive Storytelling towards social change. With a diverse body of work ranging from digital educational tools, public installations, and screen based computer generated work, she explores the questions of being Latino, the impact of Mankind on our surroundings and the power of collective storytelling. Over the last 15 years her work has been focused on creating messages where she depicts the fragility of our environment, community equality and immigration concerns. She likes to think of her work as a visual poem with an educational and civic purpose. One that explores the search for a society that is responsible for its consumption, environment and understands its own communities from within its storytelling. It is a journey of exploration and research for better ways to create spaces of communication by building alongside with the community she works with while exploring different ways of storytelling and new paths of conversation. From her window installations in Poppy Fields through massive digital projections like Rain or collective storytelling using cellphones in City Journalist, Lina explores how art can help understand the challenges of our society.
Lina Maria Giraldo holds a master of Professional Studies on Interactive Telecommunications (ITP) from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University where she was the recipient of both the Paulette Godard and the Tisch School Scholarships. She was awarded the Tsongas Scholarship at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she majored in Studio of interrelated Media (SIM) with Departmental Honors and Academic Distinction.
Phillip GlennProfessor, Department of Communication Studies
Glenn is an expert on interpersonal communication, specializing in laughter and humor, conflict, negotiation, and mediation. He helps to train mediators, consults, and offers guest lectures.
Sariva GoetzAssistant Professor, Department of Performing Arts
Craig GrantSenior Affiliated Faculty, Department of Marketing Communication
Craig Grant, is the Creative Director, CraigGrantCreative and has more than 30 years experience working in various ad agencies, as a freelancer, and on the client side in-house. He has developed creative for a variety of clients including: Au Bon Pain, BodyWorlds, Fidelity, Hasbro, Mass. Dept. of Public Health, Natixis, Portland Science Center, SUBWAY, Vertex, and more.
Craig holds a BFA from Mass. College of Art and Design, and a web design certificate from Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging and Arts. He also is a certified Adobe “Train-the-Trainer”. He has been a memebr of Emerson's affiliated faculty for many years, teaching design and visual literacy classes to Marketing/Communication students. He is also a frequent guest lecturer at Endicott College in Beverly, Salem State University’s Enterprise Center, and helped create design curriculum for Bellevue University in Nebraska.
Additionally, Craig gives back to the community through pro bono work, and helped create The Super Hunger Brunch, which has raised over $2 million for the Greater Boston Food Bank. He has also provided pro bono work for Friends of Mel/The Art of Living, March of Dimes, Northeast Arc, the Salvation Army and more. Additionally, he has art directed and designed 3 children’s books, a photography book, and a commemorative biographical book for the President of a major Boston college.
Ruth GrossmanAssociate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Grossman’s expertise is in communication disorders. She has been conducting research on nonverbal components of communication and social interaction in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) using a variety of technologies.
Paul M.W. HackettSenior Affiliated Faculty, Department of Marketing Communication
Hackett is an expert in research methodology, psychology, and philosophy. His interest is in ontological categories and his research is based on the category-based system for understanding complex behavior known as facet theory
Ziad H. HamzehAffiliated Faculty, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Hamzeh is an expert in film and theater directing, producing, and writing. He has won over forty awards and accolades for his work and has had work shown at international film festivals.
Randy HarrisonSenior Affiliated Faculty, Department of Marketing Communication
Randy Harrison is an integrated marketing expert with a focus on exponential innovation and the digital transformaiton of marketing and communications happening right now .
1. As a Consultant, he works to help organizations position their products and services with customers to be "easy to buy;" and
2. As a Professor, he empowers students using applied learning experiences based on latest tools, methodologies and best practices in order to create lasting value in the 21st Century business environments.
Melissa HealeySenior Artist-in-Residence, Department of Performing Arts
Healy is an expert voice instructor who works to train the actor's voice to be sensitive, free, and expressive. She studied under the mentorship of world-renowned voice teacher, Kristin Linklater.
Steve HimmerSenior Lecturer and First-Year Writing Program Director, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing
Himmer is an expert writer especially in creative writing. His stories, essays, and book reviews have appeared in journals and anthologies.
Eric HofbauerSenior Affiliated Faculty, Department of Performing Arts
Hofbauer is an expert on the social, historical, and cultural impact of 20th century American Music. He has a focus on Jazz and how its innovations relate to race relations, technology, and popular culture.
Richard HoffmanSenior Writer-in-Residence, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing
Hoffman is an accomplished poet who has also published award-winning essays, memoirs, and collection of short stories.
Janie HowlandAffiliated Faculty, Department of Performing Arts
Expertise in scenic design for the theatre and other venues.
Hassan IldariAssociate Professor, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Ildari is an expert in American cinema, Iranian and world cinema, Hollywood and its history, and screenwriting. He is an Iranian-born movie and television writer and director.
Alden JonesSenior Affiliated Faculty, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing
Jones is a writing teacher who is well versed in the styles of travel literature, contemporary travel writing, memoir, and contemporary fiction.
Bavand KarimAssistant Professor, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Karim is an expert writer and producer. His specialties include indpendent films, television programs, and major motion pictures.
Daniel KemplerProfessor Emeritus, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Kempler is an expert in language and communication impairments following brain damage. He also focuses on aphasia, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and voice disorders.
Spencer KimballAssistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies
Kimball is a nationally recognized public opinion pollster. He also holds expertise in political communication, sports communication, and social media.
Fredericka KingSenior Music Historian-in-Residence, Department of Performing Arts
Classical music *course Listening to Music
American Music most genres *course History of Music: American
American Popular Music most genres * course American Popular Music
Janet KolodzyProfessor and Chair, Department of Journalism
Kolodzy is an expert in ethical, legal, and practical challenges journalists face in providing news today. She understands how today’s journalists must tell stories using any and all media available to reach modern news audiences.
Maria KoundouraProfessor and Chair, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing
Koundoura has expertise in the areas of aesthetics, ethics, and politics of tans-national culture exchange in a global culture setting.
Damon KrometisAffiliated Faculty, Department of Performing Arts
Krometis is an expert in directing, theatre and witnessing theory, and adaptations of classical texts.
Daniela KukrechtovaSenior Affiliated Faculty, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing
Kukrechtova is an expert in English and American Literature with a specialization in modern and contemporary American Poetry.
Nicole LaffanAffiliated Faculty, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Laffan is both an audiologist and speech-language pathologist. She has experience working in hospitals, schools, private practices, and university settings.
Jerry LansonProfessor Emeritus, Department of Journalism
Lanson is an expert in journalism ethics and has written on the subject for various publications.
Joanne LaskerAssociate Professor, Department Chair and Graduate Program Director, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Lasker is an expert on adults with acquired communication problems after stroke, head injury, dementia, or degenerative neurological disease. Her areas of expertise include communication strategies for adults and families with severe impairments in speaking, aphasia, traumatic brain injury, dementia, right hemisphere stroke, and apraxia of speech.
Sabrina LearmanVoice Instructor, Department of Performing Arts
Learman is an expert vocal training teacher for BFA musical theatre majors in the performing arts department.
Mark LecceseAssociate Professor, Department of Journalism
Leccese is an expert in political journalism, political blogs, use of social media in politics and journalism, and media criticism. He is a former political reporter for daily and weekly newspapers and former media criticism blogger for Boston.com.
Brad LemackLos Angeles Affiliated Faculty, International Study & External Programs
Lemack is a Los Angeles based talent manager, entertainment publicist and author. He was a former publicity executive for TV producer Norman Lear and is also a host of a Web TV series about the inside of the business of acting.
Kristin J. LiebAssociate Professor, Department of Marketing Communication
Dr. Lieb specializes in brand management, entertainment marketing, and personal brands.
Theodore R. Life Jr.Senior Distinguished Director-in-Residence, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Theodore R. Life Jr. is a producer and director for theater, film and television. He has extensive international experience living and working in West Africa and Asia.
Weiko LinAssistant Professor, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Lin is an expert in writing along with US and Chinese film productions.
Kimberly LorussoAffiliated Faculty, Department of Marketing Communication
Lorusso is a global marketing manager with a focus on high tech markets. She is experienced in global campaign management, integrated marketing strategy, building innovative and result driven marketing programs, and she specializes in alliance marketing, financial services marketing, and solution selling.
Paul MandelbaumLos Angeles Affiliated Faculty, International Study & External Programs
Mandelbaum is an expert in the literature of Los Angeles, contemporary American short story, and author juvenilia.
Shane MartinSenior Affiliated Faculty, Department of Communication Studies
Martin is an experienced political consultant who has conducted numerous political polls and surveys, devised campaign strategy and prepared candidates for debate. He has worked at the Massachusetts State House and consulted state and local politicians throughout New England.
Brenna McCormickExecutive-in-Residence, Department of Marketing Communication
McCormick is an expert brand strategist and entrepreneur who specializes in creativity and creative thinking with ten years of digital agency and consulting experience. She believes in applying academic best practices to real world industry challenges.
Leslie MedalieE3 Tutor, Department of Marketing Communication
Medalie is an expert in strategic public relations message and campaign development including press materials, spokesperson interviews, media tours, social and online media relations.
Paul MihailidisAssociate Professor, Department of Journalism
Mihailidis is an expert in media literacy, civic media, networked publics, digital engagement and citizenship. He also has expertise in social media, global media, civic voices, interactive communication, media and library spaces.
Randy MillerLos Angeles Affiliated Faculty, International Study & External Programs
Randy Miller is an award winning music composer who has collaborated with such notable filmmakers as Robert Towne, Sam Raimi and Oliver Stone at all the major film studios in Los Angeles. His music features an artistic blend of acoustic, electronic and orchestral elements that is emotional, richly thematic and sophisticated.
Stanley MillerExecutive-in-Residence, Department of Marketing Communication
Stanley Miller's expertise lies in many aspects of business and organizational functions. He has been a partner in international accounting firms, a chief financial officer and chief operating officer in different industries and levels of business, and a consultant focusing on business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and turnaround scenarios. Through these experiences he has developed significant skills in strategic management, public company management, and not for profit engagement.
Cara Moyer-DuncanAssistant Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
Moyer-Duncan is an expert in South African film, culture and history. She is also knowledgeable on African cinema as well as culture and identity.
Pablo MuchnikAssociate Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
Muchnik is an expert in philosophy who specializes in Kant and the modern period. He is currently the Vice President of the North American Kant Society and his interests gravitate towards political philosophy and ethics.
Yasser MunifAssistant Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
Munif’s expertise is based in colonial history, racial identities, and the production of space in marginal sites in France and the US.
Roxana D. Maiorescu-MurphyAssociate Professor, Department of Marketing Communication
Maiorescu is an expert in global public relations and social media. Her interests include organizational culture, leadership, and employee communication.
Jeffrey MyersAffiliated Faculty, Department of Marketing Communication
Myers is an expert in advertising, consumer trade promotion, brand management, public and media relations, event management, and creativity. He has helped launch and relaund businesses small and large for a wide range of products and services.
Bethany NelsonAssistant Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Performing Arts
Nelson is an expert in theatre education, playmaking, and multicultural education at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Her research interests are focused on using applied drama and theatre for meeting best practice in multicultural education with at-risk urban youth.
Kelli O'HaraAffiliated Faculty, Department of Journalism
I’m a competitive, compelling and dominant breaking news and investigative reporter who doesn’t take no for an answer. I’ve been reporting for more than a decade and I’m just getting started.
My sources and stories have led me to death row, the frontlines of the deadly heroin epidemic and a confession from a mother accused of killing her little boy. I have a proven track record of going where no other reporters can, and getting the people to talk that you want to hear from time and time again.
I've won two Associated Press Awards, received several Emmy nominations and Utah's Salt Lake City Magazine named me the "Toughest Reporter" saying "has the kind of no-fluff grit and gravitas that make even the occasional nonstory... pop…Other local reporters (female and male alike) could take a lesson from her in making the viewer pay attention and believe it.”Best of Utah 2011: Media & Politics."
My work has appeared on NBC news, MSNBC, The Weather Channel, CNN and The Glenn Beck Show.
Before my career in news, I was a teacher. I taught history in Boston, and English overseas in Poland.
When I’m not working, you can find me helping my father out at the family funeral home which includes driving the hearse (yes, I’m serious), drinking coffee or traveling the world with my husband.
I have a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and a M.A. from Boston University
William OremSenior Writer-in-Residence, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing
Orem is an expert on the topics of Gothic literature, British and American Modernism, James Joyce, fiction writing, and playwriting.
Emmanuel (Manny) ParaschosProfessor Emeritus, Department of Journalism
Paraschos is an expert in the subjects of media ethics, comparative media law, new media, multimedia journalism, and global journalism.
Gregory PayneAssociate Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Studies
Payne’s expertise is in political communication, sports communication, public diplomacy, crisis communication, health communication, celebrity/spectacle media events, social media and protest rhetoric.
Scott PinkneyProfessor, Department of Performing Arts
Pinkney is an experienced lighting designer for Broadway and Off-Broadway. He has worked in major regional theatres and internationally for more than 400 productions in a career spanning more than 40 years.
Douglas QuintalSenior Executive-in-Residence and Graduate Program Director, Department of Marketing Communication
Quintal is an expert in marketing communication, sports and entertainment marketing, social media, advertising creativity, marketing strategy, digital strategy, and professional sports.
Nejem RaheemAssociate Professor and Interim Chair of Marketing Communication, Department of Marketing Communication
Raheem is an environmental/ ecological economist expert who specializes in ecosystem service valuation, traditional natural resource management regimes, and benefit cost analysis. He also does work with conservation professionals on Payment for Ecosystem Service scheme design.
Kathryn RameyProfessor and Associate Chair, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Ramey is an expert filmmaker and anthropologist whose work operates at the intersection of experimental film processes and ethnographic research. Her interest focuses on social history of the Avant-Garde film community and anthropology of visual communication.
Vincent RaynauldAssistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies
Dr. Vincent Raynauld is an expert in social media, political campaigning, journalism, crisis communication, online politics, political and social activism, and e-learning.
Lu Ann ReebSenior Executive-in-Residence and Director of Business Studies and Entrepreneurship minors and Assistant Dean, Department of Marketing Communication
Reeb is an experienced three-time entrepreneur who has launched new media marketing companies in the Boston area following a 20-year long career in Broadcast Journalism as a reporter, producer, and executive producer. She has created an intersection of media, marketing, and information online
David Gerzof RichardSenior Affiliated Faculty, Department of Communication Studies
Gerzof Richard is knowledgeable on the subjects of advertising, branding, cyber-bullying, Facebook, global marketing, integrated marketing, management, media ethics, new media, public relations, social media, texting, and twitter. He is the founder and president of BIGfish an integrated social media, PR, marketing and social influence firm.
Tim RileyAssociate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Journalism
Riley is an expert on John Lennon, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Madonna, and rock music history. Alongside these areas of expertise, he holds an advanced degree in classical piano and has over two decades of critiques for NPR on all forms of pop culture.
John RodzvillaSenior Electronic Publisher-in-Residence and Graduate Program Director for Publishing and Writing, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing
Rodzvilla is an expert in digitizing work for e-book readers and tablets, digital reading, digital publishing, website design and accessibility.
Magda RomanskaAssociate Professor, Department of Performing Arts
Romanska is an expert in theatre history and criticism, world drama, dramatic theory, performance studies, theories of comedy, and dramaturgy. She also is well versed in Polish studies of culture, theatre, film, and history as well as Jewish studies of representations of the Holocaust, trauma studies, gender, and nationality.
Eiki SatakeProfessor of Statistics and Mathematics, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
Satake is an expert in Bayesian statistics, subjective probability, evidence-based statistics, and cross-cultural studies on mathematics and statistics education.
Eric SchaeferProfessor, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Schaefer is an expert film and media historian who specializes in exploitation and sexploitation movies and other low-budget motion pictures. He has a broad knowledge of the 20th century American film and television history and of issues in moving image preservation.
Emile SchraKasteel Well Part Time Faculty, International Study & External Programs
Schra is an expert dramaturge, director, and journalist who is fascinated by the power of theatrical communication. He works as a freelance trainer, consultant and coach for people involved in arts or business alongside being a teacher.
Erin SchwallAffiliated Faculty, Department of Performing Arts
Peter SeronickSenior Affiliated Faculty, Department of Marketing Communication
Seronick’s expertise lies in the creative direction of advertising, marketing, copywriting, integrated campaigns, and branding.
Jane ShattucProfessor, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Shattuc is an expert in American television, television talk shows, women and television, and European art films.
John SkoylesProfessor and Associate Chair, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing
Skoyles is an expert in poetry and writing. He is an author of four books of poems and his work has appeared in The New York Times and The New Yorker.
Thomas SmithSenior Affiliated Faculty, Department of Communication Studies
Smith is well versed in voice and articulation presentation skill. He is also a speech consultant in central Massachusetts.
Ellen SnedekerLos Angeles Affiliated Faculty, International Study & External Programs
Ellen Snedeker is a specialist in film development and analysis, and screenwriting, with over 10 years of experience as a studio development executive and as a freelance story and script consultant. She is a represented screenwriter, and has extensive experience in animation.
Tulasi SrinivasProfessor, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
Srinivas is an expert in the studies of culture and religion, political economy of globalization, contemporary debates in anthropology, US- South Asia relations, India, Hinduism, and Political geography.
Jean StawarzAssociate Professor, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Stawarz is an expert in American television, television talk shows, women and television, and European art films.
Doug StruckSenior Journalist-in-Residence, Department of Journalism
Struck is an expert in environmental journalism, global warming issues, science/ media communication, investigative journalism, and non-profit models.
Keri ThompsonSenior Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies
Thompson is an expert in political communication, speech, public speaking, social media, rhetoric and language, as well as campaigns and candidates.
Jennifer VandeverLos Angeles Affiliated Faculty, International Study & External Programs
Vandever is an expert in writing, screenwriting, and producing.
Amy Vashlishan MurrayAssociate Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
Murray is an expert in genetics, neurobiology, communication, and public understanding of science.
Nancy VincentSenior Affiliated Faculty, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Vincent-Meotti is an expert in American Sign Langauge and teaches parents of deaf/hard of hearing infants and families from all over Massachusetts. She also serves as a Deaf adult model of langauge, culture, and self concept.
Shujen WangProfessor, Department of Visual & Media Arts
Wang’s areas of expertise include media globalization, film distribution and piracy, and issues surrounding networks, space, and technology.
Lissa WarrenSenior Affiliated Faculty, Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing
Warren is an expert in traditional media, social media, publishing, and the editorial and promotion process. She can discuss how bestsellers are made through media, trends in book publishing, and how books are selected for publication.
Michael WeilerAssociate Professor, Department of Communication Studies
Weiler is an expert on candidate debates, political ideology, politics and economics, Ronald Reagan, and neo-conservatism.
Rich WestProfessor, Department of Communication Studies
West is an expert in family communication, including issues related to conflict, intimacy, and storytelling. He also has expertise in families and technology along with families and holiday stress. His reseach explores the intersection among families, culture, and identity, and he is currently completing work on bullying and communication.
Scott WheelerSenior Distinguished Artist-in-Residence, Department of Performing Arts
Wheeler is an expert in opera, musical theatre, new classical music, and general classical music.