Faculty & Staff

Full-Time Faculty

John Chiang

John Chiang, Ph.D.

Department Chair
Professor, Communication Studies
IRC B-12A
John.Chiang@oneonta.edu
607-436-3426

John Chiang

Degrees:
Ph.D. in Communication & Sociology, SUNY Albany
M.A. in Communication, SUNY Albany
M.A. in Humanistic Psychology, Duquesne University
M.A. in English Literature, Yunnan University, China
B.A. in English Language & Literature, Anhui University, China

Course History:
Intercultural Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Introduction to Human Communication
Interviewing
Argumentation
Speech Composition and Presentation

Rhetoric
English Literature
Comparative Poetics
Literary Theory
Organizational Communications

Recent Publications:
Chiang, S.-Y. (2016). “Is this what you’re talking about?”: identity negotiation in international teaching assistants’ instructional interactions with US college students. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education. 16(2): 114-128

He, J.-J. & Chiang, S.-Y. [corresponding author] (2016). Challenges to English-medium instruction (EMI) for international students: a learners’ perspective. English Today 32(4)

Chiang, S.-Y. (2015). Power and Discourse. In K. Tracy, C. Ilie, & T. Sandal (Eds.). International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction. Wiley-International Communication Association

An, R. & Chiang, S.-Y. [corresponding author] (2015). International students’ culture learning and cultural adaptation in China. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.36(7): 661-676.

Chiang, S.-Y. (2015). Cultural adaptation as a sense-making experience: international students in China. Journal of International Migration and Integration. 16(2):397-413.

Chiang, S.-Y. (2013). ‘The word isn’t there!’: a Foucauldian approach to power negotiation in an instructional interaction across linguistic and cultural boundaries. Critical Discourse Studies. 10(3): 298-311.

Chiang, S.-Y. (2012). “You are trying to make it a racial issue!”: Race baiting and social categorization in recent US immigration debates. In Celine-Marie Pascale (ed.) Social Inequality & the Politics of Representation: A Global Landscape (pp.81-95).

Kristen Blinne

Kristen Blinne, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Affiliate Faculty, Women’s & Gender Studies
IRC B-20
Kristen.Blinne@oneonta.edu
607-436-3265

Kristen Blinne

Degrees:
Ph.D. in Communication, University of South Florida
M.A. in Medical Anthropology, cum laude, Universiteit van Amsterdam
B.A. in Health Arts & Creativity Studies, Goddard College

Course History:
COMM 120, Intro to Communication Theory
COMM 225, Argumentation
COMM 227, Small Group Communication
COMM 241, Gender and Communication
COMM 243, Interpersonal Communication
COMM 244, Communication & Conflict
COMM 249, Listening
COMM 254, Intercultural Communication
COMM 294, Speaking for Social Change (Special Topics)
COMM 340, Theories of Interpersonal Communication
PHIL 205, Philosophy and Psychology of Yoga

Professional Interests:
Communication and cultural sustainability
Communication and the construction of difference
Communication as a contemplative philosophy and practice
Communication activism for social justice
Feminist communication studies
Ethnographic methods / storytelling / poetry

Hobbies and interests:
Road trips, hiking, and camping
Herding cats, dogs, and goats
Random acts of spontaneous dancing
Yoga, mantra, and meditation
Eating vegan baked goods

Other Information:
Certified yoga teacher
Brazilian jiu-jitsu blue belt
Licensed skin care therapist
Thai bodywork therapist

Selected Scholarship
Blinne, K. C. (2017). The Saheli experiment: Giving birth to alternative oral contraception options on the Aphrodite women’s health forums. Women & Language, 39(2), 93-113.

Blinne, K. C., & Hrenak, T. (2017). How Rainbow gatherings work: (Dis)organization through small acts. In A. Herrmann (Ed.), Organizational autoethnographies: Power an identity in our working lives. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Blinne, K. C., & Hrenak, T. (2017). Living light with the Rainbow Family.

Blinne, K. C., & Hrenak, T. (2017). Embodying wonder: Sound meditation series.

Blinne, K. C. (2017). Saved Me: Communication scholar response. Communication’s civic callings: The social justice exchange and community engagement. National Communication Association.

Blinne, K. C., & Hrenak, T. (2016). Myanmar in sound.

Blinne, K. C. (2016). Me, myself, and IRB: A Rainbow quest to hu(e)manize ethnography. Humanity & Society.

Blinne, K. C. (2016). Applying (com)passion in the academy: A calling…a vow…a plea…a manifesto. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, 5(1), 92-101.

Blinne, K. C. (2015). I am (mentally ill)?: A documentary by Tom Shadyac. Journal of Medicine and the Person [Special Issue: Politics of Mental Illness], 13(3), 154-156.

Blinne, K. C. (2014). Performing critical pedagogy through fireside chats. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy, 5(2), 131-144.

Blinne, K. C. (2014). Awakening to lifelong learning: Contemplative pedagogy as compassionate engagement. Radical Pedagogy, 11(2).

Blinne, K. C. (2013). Start with the syllabus: HELPing students learn through class content collaboration.College Teaching, 61(2): 41-43.

Blinne, K. C. (2012). Making the familiar strange: Creativity, culture, and storytelling in the communication classroom. Communication Teacher.

Blinne, K. C. (2012). (Re)storying illness identity: A five-element perspective. Health Communication, 27(3), 314-317.

Andrew Bottomley

Andrew Bottomley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Media Studies
IRC B-9
Andrew.Bottomley@oneonta.edu
607-436-3825

Andrew Bottomley

Degrees:
Ph.D. in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.A. in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison
B.A. in Media Studies and Urban Studies, Hunter College

Course History:
MCOM 220, Digital Storytelling
MCOM 285, Film Genres
MCOM 286, Research Methods in Mass Media
MCOM 294, Television Criticism (Special Topics)
MCOM 340, Participatory Media
MCOM 358, New Media Practices

Select Publications:
My research is concerned with the social and cultural dimensions of communication technologies, in particular, the internet and broadcast radio, podcasting, recorded music, and other sound media. The primary focus of my work is on the history of new and emerging media, especially during moments of technological convergence and transference when so-called “old” and “new” media collide.

I have published research in numerous academic journals, including Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, Creative Industries Journal, Journal of Popular Music Studies, and Popular Music and Society. Recently, I was invited to guest edit a seven-article symposium on podcasting for the Journal of Radio & Audio Media(Volume 22, Issue 2; November 2015), which was the first-ever special issue dedicated to podcasting in a media studies journal. For my article on Welcome to Night Vale and the revival of radio drama, I was honored with the award for the 2015 Outstanding Article Published in the Journal of Radio and Audio Media from the BEA’s Radio and Audio Media Division. I have served on the editorial board of the film and media journal The Velvet Light Trap, and I was one of the founders and a longtime managing editor of the recently retired collaborative media studies blog Antenna: Responses to Media & Culture. Currently, I am the co-chair of the Radio Studies Scholarly Internet Group of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies(SCMS). In 2015-16, I was part of SoundStudies@UW, an interdisciplinary team at UW-Madison that won a Center for the Humanities grant to organize a Borghesi-Mellon Workshop in the Humanities on the subject of sound studies; we hosted monthly public events on campus throughout the 2015-16 school year and they will continue to do so without me throughout 2016-17.

Prior to entering academia, I was a journalist and the co-founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the underground music, arts, and entertainment magazine (or “zine”) Skyscraper. I held a number of other positions in the music industries, including running a small independent record label and tour managing bands. I also worked in the film industries with the non-profit film preservation and media literacy organization The Film Foundation (affiliated with the Directors Guild of America). I worked on the productions of several documentary films, including No Direction Home: Bob Dylan(2005) and the seven-part PBS film series Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues (2003). For many years, I hosted a music radio show called "The Way Out" on the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s student radio station, WSUM.

Professional Interests:
Radio and Podcasting
Internet and Digital Media
Media History
American Film and Television

Hobbies and Personal Interests:
Record Collecting
Gastronomy
New York Yankees Baseball

Nat Bouman

Nathaniel Bouman, M.F.A.

Associate Professor, Media Studies
IRC B-6
Nat.Bouman@oneonta.edu
607-436-3303

Nathaniel Bouman

Degrees:
M.F.A. in Film, Columbia University
B.A. in English, Vassar College

Course History:
MCOM 105, Introduction to Media Law and Regulation
MCOM 252, Writing for Radio, TV, and Film
MCOM 261, Intro to Video Production
MCOM 279, Documentary Tradition
MCOM 280, Basic Motion Picture Production
MCOM 281, The Art of the Motion Picture
MCOM 284, Great Films of Great Directors
MCOM 294, Writing Dramatic Scenes and Shorts (Special Topics)
MCOM 380, Advanced Video Production

Professional Interests:
Documentary production
Screenwriting
Cinematography
The experimental and documentary work of the filmmaker Werner Herzog
Mass media's role in the social construction of reality

Hobbies and Personal Interests:
Apples
The Flanks (greatest dirty-country-folk band ever)
Craft distilleries
Good books
Building stuff of questionable aesthetic or practical value

Jackie Bruscella

Jacqueline Bruscella, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Internship Coordinator, Communication and Media Department
IRC B-11A
Jacqueline.Bruscella@oneonta.edu
607-436-3052

Jacqueline Bruscella

Degrees:
Ph.D. in Organizational Communication, University of Oklahoma
M.A. in Speech Communication, Hofstra University
B.A. in English and History, Lafayette College

Course History:
COMM 225, Argumentation
COMM 227, Small Group Communication
COMM 255, Organizational Communication
COMM 348, Professional Communication
COMM 397, Communication Studies Internship
MCOM 397, Mass Communication Internship

Research Interests:
I study organizational communication, with a specific interest in intercultural interactions and language and social interaction. Most recently, my research has focused on the discursive constitution of organizational legitimacy; in other words, how organizations legitimatize themselves through discursive techniques, such as naming and labeling practices. I also am interested in the language of everyday life, and how we use words to "do things."

Selected Publications:
Bruscella, J. S. (2016). “The sins of name calling”: Responses to Paula Deen’s use of ethnophaulisms. Communication Quarterly, 79(1), 116-132.

Bruscella, J. S. (2015). Holiday greeting rituals as expressions of ambivalence and indifference towards social change. Western Journal of Communication, 79(1), 116-132.

Bruscella, J. S. (2015). It’s more than just a name: A theoretical approach to eradicating terrorism through propositions of organizational naming. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 38(9), 759-775.

Personal Hobbies & Interests:
Oklahoma college football
Camping & hiking with my dog, Scout
Paddleboarding
World Travel
And not letting the grass grow beneath my feet.

Summer Cunningham

Summer Cunningham, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Affiliate Faculty, Women’s & Gender Studies
IRC B-5
Summer.Cunningham@oneonta.edu
607-436-3401

Summer Cunningham

Degrees:
Ph.D. in Communication, University of South Florida
M.A. in Communication, Arizona State University
B.A. in Communication, Arizona State University

Course History:
COMM 100, Intro to Communication
COMM 120, Intro to Communication Theory
COMM 232, Understanding Communication Research
COMM 241, Gender and Communication
COMM 243, Interpersonal Communication

Professional Interests:
Creative, critical, and qualitative methodologies
Social justice, resistance, activism, and transformation
Embodiment, connection, relationality

Hobbies and Personal Interests:
Dancing: swing, salsa, blues, and potentially tango
Hiking: in the desert, in the woods, and through the city
Living room guitar playing (a solo endeavor, mostly)
Macaroni (my dog) and Garfield (my cat)

Selected Publications:

2016. “A Lonely Discourse.” Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, 5.1, 8-22.

2016. “‘Mom’s School’ by Ben: An Epistemology of Falling Objects.” Mothers and Sons: Centering Mother Knowledge. Eds. Besi Brillian Muhonja and Wanda Thomas Bernard. Toronto: Demeter Press., 161-174.

2013. “How Higher Education Became Accessible to Single Mothers: An Unfinished Story.” Mothers in Academia, Eds. Kristin K. Isgro and Mari Castañeda. New York: Columbia University Press. 181-190.

Raul Feliciano Ortiz

Raúl Feliciano Ortiz, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Media Studies
IRC B-11D
Raul.FelicianoOrtiz@oneonta.edu
607-436-3704

Raúl Feliciano Ortiz

Degrees:
Ph.D. in Media Studies, University of Western Ontario (Canada)
M.A. in Mass Media and Culture, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (Puerto Rico)
B.A. in Political Science, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

Course History:
MCOM 105, Media Law and Policy
MCOM 250, Mass Media and Celebrity
MCOM 259, Mass Media and Culture
MCOM 286, Research Methods in Media and Communications
MCOM 294, Media Literacy Education (Special Topics)
MCOM 358, New Media Practices

Other Information:
Born and raised in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Currently, I write a monthly opinion column on media, culture, and politics in a Puerto Rican daily newspaper. I am also the Webmaster and Social Media Director of Miradero, the journal of the Puerto Rican Center for Folkloric Studies (Casa Paoli, Inc.).

Professional Interests:
Media and news literacy
Sociocultural, political and economic analysis of sports in media
Representation in Media

Hobbies and Personal Interests:
Road trips/traveling
Boxing, college football, and Olympic sports
Consuming media

Laura Felschow

Laura Felschow, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Media Studies
IRC B-11E
Laura.Felschow@oneonta.edu
607-436-3510

Laura Felschow

Degrees:
Ph.D., in Media Studies; minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Texas, Austin
M.A., in Media Studies; minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Buffalo
B.F.A. in Film Production; minor in Animation, Syracuse University

Course History:
MCOM 220, Digital Storytelling
MCOM 259, Media and Culture
MCOM 281, Art of the Motion Picture

Greg Hummel

Greg Hummel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Affiliate Faculty, Women’s and Gender Studies
IRC B-11F
Greg.Hummel@oneonta.edu
607-436-3424

Greg Hummel

Pronouns: He/him/his

Degrees:
Ph.D. in Communication Studies: Critical Intercultural Communication, Gender/Sexuality Communication, Rhetoric and Performance Studies, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
M.A. in Communication Studies: Rhetoric and Civic Engagement, Colorado State University
B.A. in Communication Studies: Leadership & Social Influence; minor in Gender & Women’s Studies, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Course History:
COMM 160, Perspectives on Communication
COMM 225, Argumentation
COMM 254, Intercultural Communication
COMM 280, Rhetoric

Selected Publications:
Hummel, Gregory Sean, and Satoshi Toyosaki. “Duoethnography as Relational Whiteness Pedagogy: Human Orientation Toward Critical Cultural Labor.” International Review of Qualitative Research 8.1 (2015): 27-48.

Professional Interests:
Intersectionality, identity, and social justice activism
Critical cosmopolitanism, transnationalism, and global-local dialectics
Critical and participatory rhetorics
Energetic communication
Qualitative, critical, and performative modes of communication inquiry

Hobbies and Personal Interests:
Intersectional feminist activism
Finding ways to keep my cat from scratching me
Plant-based eating, craft microbrews, and local spirits
Painting my nails with all of the glitter
Traveling, hiking, and communing with nature
Meditating and mindfulness practices

Other interests:
Former Editor and Current Editorial Board Member of Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research

Chelsea McCracken

Chelsea McCracken, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Media Studies
IRC B-11B
Chelsea.McCracken@oneonta.edu
607-436-3510

Chelsea McCracken

Degrees:
Ph.D. in Film Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.A. in Film Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison
B.A. in Film Studies, Mount Holyoke College

Course History:
MCOM 186, Media Inquiry
MCOM 350, Senior Seminar in Media Studies

Rahul Rastogi

Rahul Rastogi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
IRC B-11C
Rahul.Rastogi@oneonta.edu
607-436-3417

Rahul Rastogi

Degrees:
Ph.D. in Communication, Purdue University
M.A. in English, The English and Foreign Languages University, India
B.A. in English and Psychology, University of Lucknow, India

Course History:
COMM 160, Perspectives on Communication
COMM 241, Gender and Communication
COMM 243, Applied Interpersonal Communication
COMM 255, Organizational Communication
COMM 380, Environmental Communication

Research Interests:
Dr. Rastogi’s scholarship focuses on Organizations, Communication, and Social Change in the context of adverse impacts of Economic Globalization on communities and the agency displayed by community members. Through his ethnographic work, Dr. Rastogi partners with agrarian communities in rural Central India to listen to their narratives of resistance in the context of economic and social vulnerability. Dr. Rastogi’s work is grounded in using community narratives to generate community-driven critiques of global policy initiatives.

Karen Stewart

Karen Stewart, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Media Studies
IRC B-7
Karen.Stewart@oneonta.edu
https://www.karenstewart.me
607-436-2372

Karen Stewart

Degrees
Ph.D. in Visual Communication/Visual Ethnography, Arizona State University
M.S.P.R. in Public Relations and Visual Rhetoric, Montana State University–Billings
B.A. in Studio Art, Montana State University–Bozeman

Course History:
MCOM 151, Understanding Media
MCOM 186, Media Inquiry
MCOM 204, Visual Communication
MCOM 281, Art of the Motion Picture
MCOM 294, Video Game Design (Special Topics)
MCOM 350, Senior Seminar in Media Studies
COMM 100, Introduction to Communication
COMM 110, Public Speaking
COMM 160, Perspectives on Communication

Professional Interests:
Visual Narratives
New Media and Virtual Expression
Image+Text as Strategic Communication
Visual Communities and Visual Counter Culture
Video Games and Video Game Culture
Arts-Based Learning and Applied Pedagogies

Research and Creative Works:
I am a proud geek and avid lover of pop culture things. I wisely chose an area of study where I can watch movies and television shows, play games, and hang out at Comic Con conventions as part of my research. More specifically, my scholarly work explores visual narratives, content-creator communities, and arts-based collaboration and learning. I am currently creating my own visual novel video game as a means for exploring game production as scholarly inquiry.

Gayane Torosyan

Gayane Torosyan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Media Studies
IRC B-21A
Gayane.Torosyan@oneonta.edu
607-436-2451

Gayane Torosyan

Degrees:
Ph.D. in Mass Communications, University of Iowa
M.A.P. in Journalism, University of Iowa
B.S. in Mathematics, Yerevan State University, Armenia

Course History:
MCOM 186, Media Inquiry
MCOM 200, Journalism
MCOM 252, Writing for Radio, Television, and Film
MCOM 262, Reporting
MCOM 253, Audio Production
MCOM 259, Mass Media and Culture
MCOM 340, Participatory Media
MCOM 353, Advanced Audio Production
COMM 227, Discussion

Other Information:
Trilingual (Armenian, Russian and English) Please visit my personal website.

Recent Publications:
EARwitness Testimony: Applying Listener Perspectives to Developing a Working Concept of “Localism” in Broadcast Radio

Renegotiating media in the post-Soviet era: western journalistic practices in the Armenian radio programme Aniv

An Imperfect Mirror: Analysis of Armenian and Azerbaijani Media Coverage of Recent Diplomatic Initiatives

G Torosyan, E Schwartz - poliscimedia.com Abstract Using a propaganda model, this study explores media coverage in Armenia and Azerbaijan regarding the war around Nagorno-Karabakh and the context of the recent diplomatic efforts between Turkey and Armenia. Based on interviews with media workers ... Related articles

G. Torosyan - In the Shadow of Borat. Taboo: the Journal of Culture and Education

10-17-2013 "Nobody Wants to Eat Them Alive:” Ethical Dilemmas and Dual Media Narratives on Domestic Rabbits as Pets and Commodity.

Professional Interests:
International media practices and training
Broadcast media, radio broadcasting
Intercultural communication
Collaborated with NPR on several projects
Created and hosted an award-winning news magazine on Iowa Public Radio

Hobbies and Personal Interests:
Visiting my daughters in New York City and Phoenix
Digital audio editing
Cooking and baking
Outdoor jogging and mountain-hiking
Playing and listening to piano

Theron Verdon

Theron Verdon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
IRC B-8
Theron.Verdon@oneonta.edu
607-436-3427

Theron Verdon

Degrees:
Ph. D. in Political Rhetoric, University of Southern Mississippi
M.A. in Public Relations Communication, Washington State University
B.A. in Literature, minor in Philosophy, Tiffin University

Course History:
COMM 120, Introduction to Communication Theory
COMM 160, Perspectives on Communication
COMM 206, Freedom of Speech
COMM 220, Public Speaking
COMM 225, Argumentation
COMM 227, Discussion
COMM 238, Strategic Communication
COMM 250, Negotiation and Mediation
COMM 260, Contemporary Public Address
COMM 270, Persuasion
COMM 280, Rhetoric
COMM 369, Humor and Communication
COMM 387, Creating Persuasive Campaigns

Professional Interests:
Global Jihadi Insurgency rhetoric
Political Rhetoric
Economic Rhetoric
Humor and Communication
Marginalized Publics

Dr. Verdon is a published author and recognized expert on international strategic communication and influence operations.

Publications
“The return of Khilafah: The constitutive narratives of Daesh,” Defence Strategic Communications. The official journal of the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence.

Ramsey, M. C., Knight, R. A., Knight, M. L., & Verdon, T. “Telic state teaching: Understanding the relationships among classroom conflict styles, humor, and teacher burnout of university faculty,”The Florida Communication Journal.

"The Curious Case of Crystal City Communication in In M. C. Ramsey" (Eds.), Issues of culture and conflict: Case studies in organizational communication.

Manuscripts in Progress
The Art of Strategic Communication. A book focusing on non-commercial (e.g. military, political, NGOs) strategic communicators.

“Information Insurgency: The strategic communication of Russia”

Experience
Dr. Verdon spent close to a year working with NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan. While there Dr. Verdon:

  • Oversaw the update and production of the Resolute Support strategic communication framework;
  • Authored the new Resolute Support Mission strategic narrative and communication themes;
  • Created the Resolute Support Communication Playbook;
  • Conducted analyses of and wrote white-papers on Taliban, Daesh (ISIS), Pakistan, Russian, & Iranian strategic narratives in Afghanistan;
  • Advised high-ranking officials on Daesh (ISIS) and Taliban strategic communication campaigns;
  • Authored white-paper on counter-Daesh (ISIS-K) and Taliban narratives for future strategic communication activities;
  • Advised on and wrote various strategic communication campaigns for both the strategic-level campaigns and tactical operations;
  • Led and advised multiple information environment analyses for strategic communication activities.

Dr. Verdon was also an advisor to the US Embassy in Afghanistan Counter Violent Extremist Working Group and the US Embassy in Afghanistan Ministry of Interior Police Outreach program.

Tim Welch

Timothy Welch

Lecturer, Media Studies
IRC B-4
Tim.Welch@oneonta.edu
607-436-3408

Tim Welch

Degrees:
M.Ed. in Curriculum Development, St. Michael's College, Vt.
B.A. in English Literature, St. Michael's College, Vt.

Course History:
BUS 240, Writing for Business & the Professions
COMM 100, Intro to Communication
COMM 207, Public Relations
COMM 220, Public Speaking
COMM 215, Interviewing
COMM 227, Small Group Communication
COMM 255, Organizational Communication
COMM 270, Persuasion
MCOM 151, Understanding Mass Communications
MCOM 152, Media Writing
MCOM 258, New Media
MCOM 262, Reporting
MCOM 294, The History of Broadcasting & the Internet
MCOM 294, TV & Radio Production
MCOM 301, Broadcast Journalism
MCOM 350, Senior Seminar in Mass Media Communications

Other Information:
He enjoys making analogies for students of Communication & Media from his experiences in business and the worlds of television and radio broadcasting, advertising and public relations.

Professional Interests:

Hobbies and Personal Interests:
Sailing
Skiing
Reading
Dog Walking

Part-Time Faculty

Bill Benedict

William Benedict, Ph.D.

Adjunct Lecturer, Communication Studies
Associate Professor Emeritus
IRC B-18
William.Benedict@oneonta.edu
607-436-3411

William Benedict

Degrees:
Ph.D, SUNY Buffalo

Course History:
COMM 100, Introduction to Communication
COMM 110, Public Speaking
COMM 172, Effective Voice and Diction
COMM 272, Phonetics
COMM 294, Special Topics in Speech
COMM 295, Teaching Assistantship in Speech Communication
COMM 299, Independent Study in Speech

Professional Interests:
Provides professional speech-language pathologist services for two agencies: Robinson Terrace Nursing Home and Delaware County Public Health.

Hobbies and Personal Interests:
Collecting Antique Clocks
Member, James Fenimore Cooper Society - regularly attends Cooper Seminars and Institutes
Collects Cooper materials, rare books, and memorabilia
Member, Sertoma (a civic service club)
Serves on a number of committees in the Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta

Stacy Branigan

Stacy Branigan, M.Ed.

Adjunct Lecturer, Communication Studies
IRC B-18
Stacy.Branigan@oneonta.edu
607-436-3411

Stacy Branigan

Degrees:
M.Ed. in Adult and Community College Education, North Carolina State University
B.A. in English, Radford University

Course History:
COMM 110, Public Speaking

Jonathan Bullinger

Jonathan Bullinger, Ph.D.

Adjunct Lecturer, Communication Studies
IRC B-18
Jonathan.Bullinger@oneonta.edu
607-436-3411

Jonathan Bullinger

Degrees:
Ph.D. in Media Studies, Rutgers University
M.A in Sociology, California State University, Northridge
B.S. in Television/Radio, Ithaca College

Course History:
COMM 100, Introduction to Communication
COMM 110, Public Speaking

Jim Calhoun

Jim Calhoun, M.A.

Adjunct Lecturer, Communication Studies
IRC B-18
Jim.Calhoun@oneonta.edu
607-436-3411

Jim Calhoun

Degrees:
M.A in Special Education, City University
B.S. in Criminal Justice, Appalachian State University

Course History:
COMM 100, Introduction to Communication

Callie Cash

Callie Cash, M.A.

Adjunct Lecturer, Communication Studies
IRC B-18
Callie.Cash@oneonta.edu
607-436-3411

Callie Cash

Degrees:
M.A. in Communication, University of Delaware
B.A. in Communication Studies and English, Bridgewater College

Course History:
COMM 225, Argumentation

Kathleen Dwyer

Kathleen Dwyer, M.A., M.A.T.

Adjunct Lecturer, Communication Studies
IRC B-18
Kathleen.Dwyer@oneonta.edu
607-436-3411

Kathleen Dwyer

Degrees:
M.A. in European History, SUNY Binghamton
M.A.T. in Secondary Social Studies, SUNY Binghamton
B.A. in English Literature, Nazareth College
B.A. in History, Nazareth College

Course History:
COMM 100, Introduction to Communication
COMM 110, Public Speaking
COMM 215, Interviewing

David Geasey

David Geasey

Adjunct Lecturer, Media Studies
IRC 107A
David.Geasey@oneonta.edu
607-436-3263

David Geasey

Degrees:
B.A. in Mass Communication, University of Northern Colorado

Course History:
MCOM 261, Intro to Video Production MCOM 360, Studio Production
MCOM 361, Media Practicum

Amy Hornburg Heilveil

Amy Hornburg Heilveil

Adjunct Lecturer, Communication Studies
IRC B-18
Amy.HornburgHeilveil@oneonta.edu
607-436-3411

Amy Hornburg Heilveil

Degrees:
B.Ed. in Secondary Education, University of Michigan

Course History:
COMM 100, Introduction to Communication
COMM 110, Public Speaking
COMM 215, Interviewing
COMM 227, Small Group Communication

Steven McIntosh

Steven McIntosh, M.S.

Adjunct Lecturer, Communication Studies
IRC B-18
Steven.McIntosh@oneonta.edu
607-436-3411

Steven McIntosh

Degrees:
M.S. in Corporate Communications, Ithaca College
B.S. in Telecommunications Management

Course History:
COMM 100, Introduction to Communication

Margot Reynolds

Margot Reynolds, M.A., M.A.T.

Adjunct Lecturer, Communication Studies
IRC B-18
Margot.Reynolds@oneonta.edu
607-436-3411

Margot Reynolds

Course History:
COMM 100, Introduction to Communication

William Roche

William Roche, SLP.D.

Adjunct Lecturer, Communication Studies
IRC B-18
William.Roche@oneonta.edu
607-436-3411

William Roche

Degrees:
SLP.D. in Speech Language Pathology, Nova Southeastern University
M.S. in Speech and Language Pathology
B.S. in Communications, SUNY Oneonta

Course History:
COMM 110, Public Speaking

Mark Simonson

Mark Simonson

Adjunct Lecturer, Media Studies
IRC B-18
Mark.Simonson@oneonta.edu
607-436-3411

Mark Simonson

Course History:
COMM 110, Public Speaking
MCOM 152, Media Writing
MCOM 210, Writing for the Newspaper
MCOM 262, Reporting

Gary Wickham

Gary Wickham, M.S.Ed.

Adjunct Lecturer, Media Studies
IRC B-18
Gary.Wickham@oneonta.edu
607-436-3411

Gary Wickham

Degrees:
M.S. in Education, SUNY Buffalo State College

Course History:
MCOM 252, Writing for Radio TV and Film
MCOM 253, Audio Production
MCOM 353, Advanced Audio Production
MCOM 361, MCOM Practicum
MCOM 399, Independent Study in Mass Communication
COMM 215, Interviewing

Professional interests :
Broadcast media
Radio broadcasting
Sportscasting
Co-hosting Annual MDA Telethon

Personal interests:
Music
Football
Baseball (long suffering Red Sox fan)

Other information:
Retired US Army

Diana Willis

Diana Willis, M.S.Ed, M.S.Ed.

Adjunct Lecturer, Communication Studies
IRC B-18
Diana.Willis@oneonta.edu
607-436-3411

Diana Willis

Degrees:
M.S.Ed., M.S.Ed. Hunter College
B.A. in Media Studies

Course History:
COMM 100, Introduction to Communication
COMM 110, Public Speaking
COMM 270, Persuasion

Contact

Deb Bruce, M.S.

Secretary I
Communication and Media
Deb.Bruce@oneonta.edu
IRC B-12
607-436-3411

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