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Deborah Jay DeSilva

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Deborah Jay DeSilva laughing at a joke in her office Deborah Jay De Silva has written, directed, and produced videos for clients such as General Foods, Zumbach Electronics, Prentice-Hall Media, Delemont Studios, New York State Department for the Disabled, among others. Over the past 26 years, her students have continued to win national awards for excellence in video production.



  • Post Graduate, New York University
  • M.A., State University of New York at Albany (1983)
  • B.A., Pace University


Teaching & Research Areas

  • Live Television Studio Production
  • Dramatic Film Style On-Location Acting and Production
  • Film Studies
  • Applied Media Aesthetics

Contact Deborah Jay DeSilva

Office: Yokum 109
Phone: (518) 564-4289