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Journalism & Public Relations Directory

Academic & Teaching Excellence with Real-World Experience

In addition to significant academic achievements, all our journalism and PR faculty have practical experience. You’ll learn from experienced journalists who have reported, edited and written for newspapers, magazines and professional journals. Our PR faculty have worked in and consulted for corporations, nonprofits and agencies as well as having owned their own businesses.

The journalism and public relations faculty takes an active interest in the personal and academic lives of our students, and we will work closely with you to help define your goals and assist you in course selection, academic advice and career questions.

Full-Time Faculty

Portrait of Ron DavisDr. Ron Davis

Professor of Journalism
Office: 235 Ward Hall
Phone: 518-564-2423
Email: [email protected]
Learn more about Ron Davis

Portrait of Jack Downs Jack Downs

Lecturer of Journalism
Office: 231 Ward Hall
Phone: 518-564-2448
Email: [email protected]
Learn more about Jack Downs

Portrait of Colleen LemzaColleen Lemza

Professor of Public Relations & Department Chair
Advisor to Cardinal PR
Office: 229 Ward Hall
Phone: 518-564-2408
Email: [email protected]
Learn more about Colleen Lemza

Portrait of Shawn MurphyShawn Murphy

Professor of Journalism
Advisor to Cardinal Points
Office: 217 Ward Hall
Phone: 518-564-2422
Email: [email protected]
Learn more about Shawn Murphy

Michelle Marasch Ouellette

Assistant Professor
Office: 219 Ward Hall
Phone: 518-564-3943
Email: [email protected]
Learn more about Michelle Ouellette


Part-Time Faculty

Thomas Montanaro

Adjunct Lecturer
Office: 202F Yokum Hall
Phone: 518-564-2111
Email: [email protected]
Learn more about Thomas Montanaro


Cindy McMurray

Administrative Assistant I
Office: 239 Ward Hall
Phone: 518-564-2264
Email: [email protected]
Learn more about Cindy McMurray

Faculty Emeritus

Portrait of Jonathan SlaterDr. Jonathan Slater

Professor Emeritus of Public Relations
Email: [email protected]
Learn more about Jonathan Slater

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