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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


No Portrait availableMaiko Barcomb

Lecturer of Public Relations
Office: Ward Hall 234
Phone: 518-564-4168
Email: [email protected]

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 DownsJack Downs

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

Portrait of Steven HowellSteven Howell

Lecturer of Journalism
Office: 221 Ward Hall
Phone: 518-564-3944
Email: [email protected]
Learn more about Steven Howell

Portrait of Colleen LemzaColleen Lemza

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

Portrait of Nora MontanaroNora Montanaro

Lecturer of Journalism
Office: 242 Ward Hall
Phone: 518-564-4293
Email: [email protected]

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

Portrait of Michelle OuelletteMichelle Ouellette

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

Portrait of Jonathan SlaterDr. Jonathan Slater

Chair of the Journalism & Public Relations Department
Associate Professor of Public Relations
Office: 237 Ward Hall
Phone: 518-564-2284
Email: [email protected]
Learn more about Jonathan Slater

Adjunct Faculty


Portrait of Rob FountainRob Fountain

Adjunct Lecturer of Journalism
Office: 241 Ward Hall
Phone: 518-564-2422
Email: [email protected]

No Portrait availableAshleigh Livingston

Adjunct Lecturer of Journalism
Advisor to All Points North online magazine
Office: 223 Ward Hall
Email: [email protected]

Portrait of Laura WardLaura Ward

Adjunct Lecturer of Journalism & Public Relations
Office: 219 Ward Hall
Email: [email protected]
Learn more about Laura Ward

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