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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 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

Michelle Marasch Ouellette

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


Part-Time Faculty

Annie Stoltie

Adjunct Lecturer
Office: 120C Ward Hall
Phone: 518-564-2264
Email: [email protected]
Learn more about Annie Stoltie


Christa Covel-Reyell

Administrative Assistant Trainee 1
Office: 239 Ward Hall
Phone: 518-564-2264
Email: [email protected]

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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