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Directory of Journalism & Public Relations Faculty

Academic and Teaching Excellence with Real-World Experience

In addition to significant academic achievements, all journalism faculty have practical experience. They have reported, edited, written, and consulted for publications ranging from newspapers to magazines to professional journals. In the course of reporting articles, our teachers have traveled to the North Slope of Alaska to examine global warming, to Hawaii to investigate noise pollution, to New Hampshire to cover the presidential primaries, to Midway Atoll for a travel feature, and to Beijing to cover the Olympics. They have also served as writing coaches and journalism award judges.

The journalism and public relations faculty takes an active interest in the personal and academic lives of their students, and works closely with them to help define their goals and assist in course selection, academic advice, and career questions.

Full-Time Faculty

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Maiko Barcomb

Lecturer of Public Relations
Office: Ward Hall 234
Phone: (518) 564-4168


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Dr. Ron Davis

Professor of Journalism
Office: Ward Hall 235
Phone: (518) 564-2423
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Jack Downs

Lecturer of Journalism
Office: Ward Hall 231
Phone: (518) 564-2448
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Steven Howell

Lecturer of Journalism
Office: Ward Hall 221
Phone: (518) 564-3944
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Colleen Lemza

Associate Professor of Public Relations
Advisor to Cardinal PR
Office: Ward Hall 229
Phone: (518) 564-2408
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Nora Montanaro

Lecturer of Journalism
Office: Ward Hall 242
Phone: (518) 564-4293

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Shawn Murphy

Professor of Journalism
Advisor to Cardinal Points
Office: Ward Hall 217
Phone: (518) 564-2422
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Michelle Ouellette

Assistant Professor
Office: Ward Hall 219
Phone: (518) 564-3943
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Dr. Jonathan Slater

Chair of the Journalism & Public Relations Department
Associate Professor of Public Relations
Office: Ward Hall 237
Phone: (518) 564-2284
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Adjunct Faculty

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Rob Fountain

Adjunct Lecturer of Journalism
Office: Ward Hall 241
Phone: (518) 564-2422


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Ashleigh Livingston

Adjunct Lecturer of Journalism
Advisor to All Points North online magazine
Office: Ward Hall 223

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Laura Ward

Adjunct Lecturer of Journalism & Public Relations
Office: Ward Hall 219
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