Loyola University Maryland

Department of Communication

Faculty & Staff

Loyola's Communication Department is an actively engaged group that focuses on excellence in teaching and work outside the classroom. The curriculum prepares students to be communication experts for their professional career after Loyola and as lifelong learners.

Faculty members encourage students to become involved in the program beyond the classroom experience through engagement in co-curricular activities including GreyComm Studios, The Greyhound and WLOY. The faculty also assists upperclassmen in obtaining internships for credit throughout the year. The hope is that all students will want to become involved in department activities and contribute to an engaging academic environment and the Baltimore community.

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Neil Alperstein Professor Emeritus
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Kevin Atticks Apprentice House Director

Teaching Areas: Introduction to Communication, Public Relations, Graphic Design, Magazine and Book Publishing

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Bryan Babcock Affiliate Faculty

Teaching Areas: Digital Media, Media Writing

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Amy Becker Professor

Amy Becker's Personal Website
Twitter: @amybree

Teaching Areas: Introduction to Communication, Media, Culture and Society, Political Communication, Public Opinion and Political Entertainment

Research Areas: Public Opinion, Political Entertainment & Comedy, Elections & Political Engagement, and New Media

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David Belz Teaching Professor in Advertising and Public Relations

Teaching Areas: Introduction to Communication, Fundamentals of Advertising and Public Relations, Writing for Advertising and Public Relations

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Masudul Biswas Department Chair, Professor

Teaching Areas: Web I, Web II, Mobile Media, Digital Tools, Capstone in Web & Print, User Experience, and  Emerging Media & Society. 

Research Interests: Community and Ethnic Media, Online News and Public Affairs, Global Media, Diversity and Communication/Media Education, Curriculum Development on Communication for Development.

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Gerard Blair Affiliate Faculty

Teaching Areas: Introduction to Advertising, Senior Capstone in Advertising, Ad Copywriting

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Andrew Ciofalo Professor Emeritus
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Russell J. Cook Professor Emeritus
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John Devecka Campus Media Manager

Advising Area: WLOY-Radio Operations Manager

Noelle Dichiera
Noelle Dichiera Assistant Teaching Professor in Digital Media

Teaching Areas: Graphics I, Graphics II, Web I, Digital Tools

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H. Jay Dunmore Campus Media Manager

Teaching Areas: Video I, Video Animation
Advising Area: GreyComm Studios

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Noah Frank Affiliate Faculty

Teaching Areas: Sports Writing

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Nora Frenkiel Affiliate Faculty

Teaching Areas: Media Writing, Travel Reporting & Journalism Capstone

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Jenny Glick Assistant Teaching Professor in Journalism

Teaching Areas: Reporting & Writing, Media Storytelling, Broadcast News, Public Speaking

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Greg Hoplamazian Associate Professor

Teaching Areas: Introduction to Advertising, Advertising and Society, Ad Copywriting

Research Areas: Advertising & Consumer Identity, Crisis Communication on Social Media, and Native Advertising

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Ben Johnson Affiliate Faculty

Teaching Areas: Advertising Management, Advertising Copy Writing

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Chris Kimani Program Assistant
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Elliot King Professor

Teaching Areas: Media Culture and Society, Digital Culture, Emerging Media

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Rona Kobell Affiliate Faculty

Teaching Areas: Environmental Journalism

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Elli Lieberman Affiliate Faculty

Teaching Area: Media and the Political Process 

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Jonathan Lillie Associate Chair, Associate Professor

Teaching Areas: Journalism, Interactive Media, Online Journalism, Web Design

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Sara Magee Associate Professor

Teaching Areas: Broadcast and Backpack Journalism, Media Ethics and Social Media & Culture

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April Newton Assistant Teaching Professor in Multimedia

Teaching Areas: Mass Media Ethics, Multimedia Storytelling, Writing for Mass Media, Documentary Traditions & Production, and Advanced TV Reporting

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Nguyen Nguyen Assistant Teaching Professor in Digital Media

Teaching Areas: Video I, Video II, Animation & Motion Graphics, Multimedia Storytelling, Graphics I

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Paola Pascual-Ferrá Associate Professor

Teaching Areas: Fundamentals of Advertising & Public Relations, Communication Research Methods, Health Communication and User Experience

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Erin Richardson Director of Program Operations, Emerging Media Graduate Program
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Molly Robey Assistant Teaching Professor

Teaching Areas: Multimedia Storytelling, Media Writing

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Tania Cantrell Rosas-Moreno Professor

Teaching Areas: Introduction to Public Relations, Writing for Public Relations, International Public Relations, Senior Capstone in Public Relations

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Andrew Shumway Assistant Teaching Professor

Teaching Areas: Introduction to Communication, Media Writing, Fundamentals of Advertising and Public Relations

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Chuck Thompson Affiliate Faculty

Teaching Areas: Multimedia Storytelling Fundamentals of Advertising and Public Relations

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Timothy Tooten, Sr. Affiliate Faculty

Teaching Area: Broadcast Journalism 

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Reagan Warfield Affiliate Faculty

Teaching Areas: Introduction to Radio, Advanced Radio Production, Podcasting 

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Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead Professor

Read more about Dr. Whitehead: Executive Director, The Karson Institute for Race, Peace, & Social Justice
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Twitter: @kayewhitehead

Teaching Areas: Introduction to Communication, Story Development and Scripting, Documentary Tradition, Documentary Production, Baltimore Stories Project

Joseph Winter Affiliate Faculty

Teaching Areas: Introduction to Public Relations and Writing for Public Relations

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Katie Wollman Assistant Teaching Professor

Teaching Areas: Digital Media, Media Writing

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Charles Yankovich Affiliate Faculty

Teaching Areas: Free Speech, Free Expression

Tania Rosas-Moreno

Tania Rosas-Moreno, Ph.D.

Tania Rosas-Moreno, Ph.D., explores communication's role in issues of social justice and the use of social media for public relations

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Academic Programs

Communication major

Communication majors learn how to adapt to new technologies, gain critical firsthand experience working with clients, and can specialize in advertising/public relations, digital media, journalism, or media and society.