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.

Department Chair 
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Dr. Sara Magee

Associate Professor and Chair



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

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Dr. Amy Becker

Associate Professor and Assistant Chair


Website: https://amybreebecker.com/

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

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
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Dr. Elliot King




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

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Dr. Masudul Biswas

Associate Professor

Office location: CT-M026a

Office number: 410-617-6753


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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Dr. 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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Dr. Jonathan Lillie

Associate Professor



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

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Dr. Paola Pascual-Ferrá

Associate Professor


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

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Dr. Tania Cantrell Rosas-Moreno




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

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Dr. Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead

Associate Professor

The Karson Institute for Race, Peace, & Social Justice Director
Website: http://kayewisewhitehead.com/
Academic Page: http://loyola.academia.edu/KayeWiseWhitehead
Twitter: @kayewhitehead

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

Full-Time Affiliate Faculty
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David Belz
Lecturer 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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Gerard Blair
Lecturer in Advertising
Teaching Areas: Introduction to Advertising, Senior Capstone in Advertising, Ad Copywriting

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Noelle Dichiera

Lecturer in Digital Media


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

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Nora Frenkiel

Lecturer in Communication/Writing


Teaching Areas: Media Writing, Travel Reporting & Journalism Capstone

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Jenny Glick
Lecturer in Journalism
Teaching Areas: Reporting & Writing, Media Storytelling, Broadcast News, Public Speaking

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Veronica Gunnerson
Lecturer in Public Relations
Teaching Areas: Intro to Public Relations, Writing for Public Relations, Case Studies in Public Relations, Senior Capstone in Public Relations

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April Newton

Lecturer 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
Lecturer in Digital Media
Teaching Areas: Video I, Video II, Animation & Motion Graphics, Multimedia Storytelling, Graphics I

Part-Time Affiliate Faculty

  Elli Lieberman
Teaching Area:  Media and the Political Process 
  Rebecca Murphy
Teaching Areas: Fundamentals of Advertising & Public Relations
  Molly Robey


Teaching Areas: Multimedia Storytelling

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Julie Sayo
Teaching Areas: Digital Media, Graphics I and II, Web I and II
  Trevor Setvin
Teaching Areas: Case Studies, Public Relations and Public Speaking 
  Stephanie Shapiro


Teaching Areas: Journalism and Media Writing

  Dr. Timothy Tooten, Sr.
Teaching Area: Broadcast Journalism 
  Reagan Warfield
Teaching Areas: Introduction to Radio, Advanced Radio Production, Podcasting 
  Joseph Winter
Teaching Areas: Introduction to Public Relations and Writing for Public Relations
  Charles Yankovich


Teaching Areas: Free Speech, Free Expression

Professor Emeriti

Dr. Neil Alperstein


Dr. Russell J. Cook

Dr. Andrew Ciofalo



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Erin Richardson, M.A.
Director of Program Operations, Emerging Media Graduate Program

Apprentice House Director
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Dr. Kevin Atticks

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

Campus Media Managers
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Mr. John Devecka
WLOY-Radio, Bellarmine Hall

Advising Area: WLOY-Radio Operations Manager

H. Jay Dunmore
College Center M012B

Teaching Areas: Video I, Video Animation

Advising Area:GreyComm Studios

Ben Ostrowski


Living on campus has provided the perfect way for Ben to connect with his peers and get involved in life at Loyola

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