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Communication Studies Faculty — Deborah Jay DeSilva

Associate Professor

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 15 years, her students have continued to win national awards for excellence in video production.


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

Teaching & Research Areas

  • Television studio production.
  • Television field acting and production.
  • Non-broadcast television production.
  • Television station operation.
  • Television station management.
  • Video editing.
  • Great film directors.
  • Critical film studies.
  • Lake Placid Film Forum experience.

Contact Deborah Jay DeSilva

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