Elizabeth W. Burback, M.S.
Instructor of Public Relations
Phone: (315) 223-2472
Office: 105 DePerno Hall
Elizabeth W. Burback, Visiting Instructor of Public Relations, received her Master of Science in Communication and Media Technologies from Rochester Institute of Technology and her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from LeMoyne College. ...More About Elizabeth W. Burback
David M. Chanatry, M.S.
Associate Professor of Journalism
Phone: (315) 792-3812
Office: 107 DePerno Hall
Chanatry is an Associate Professor of Journalism at Utica College, where he teaches courses in broadcast news writing and television news reporting and producing. ...More About David M. Chanatry
Cecilia Friend, M.A.
Professor of Public Relations and Journalism
Phone: (315) 792-3241
Office: 211 Faculty Center
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Cecilia Friend, professor of journalism, has an interest in technology and its ramifications on the media and society. She brings that interest both to teaching and to research. ...More About Cecilia Friend
Kim B. Landon, M.A.
PT Development Officer
Phone: (315) 792-3093
Office: Ray Simon Convergence Center
B22 Hubbard Hall
Kim Landon, associate professor of journalism, worked as a reporter at several Upstate New York newspapers before joining Utica College in 1979. Since then, she has taught nearly every course in the Journalism curriculum, as well as many Topics in Journalism courses ranging from women war correspondents to documentary film. ...More About Kim B. Landon
Paul J. MacArthur, MPS
Associate Professor of Public Relations and Journalism
Phone: (315) 792-3348
Office: 113 DePerno Hall
Professor MacArthur is Chair of Public Relations and Journalism and Associate Professor of Public Relations. ...More About Paul J. MacArthur
Patricia (Pat) A. Swann, M.S.
Associate Professor of PR & Journalism
Phone: (315) 792-3060
Office: 104 ECJS Building
Professor Swann is Dean of the School of Business and Justice Studies. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of journalism and public relations. ...More About Patricia A. Swann
Professor Behrens, who has been teaching at Utica College for 37 years, is the author of countless magazine articles and several books, including his latest, "The Big Band Days." He continues to teach magazine article writing and recently celebrated his 20th anniversary as a Reader's Digest Fellow, which entitled nearly students more than $20,000 to research and write stories. ...More About John Behrens
Utica College's Public Relations program was established by Professor Simon, whose textbooks served as the national academic standard for decades. Through the prestigious Raymond Simon Institute for Public Relations, Professor Simon continues to mentor students majoring in public relations. The institute offers summer internships, cash awards, and opportunities to network with successful UC public relations alumni. In October 1999, Professor Simon was recognized by PRWeek as one of the top 100 most influential PR practitioners of the the 20th century.
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"The thing that really stood out for me in the PRJ department was the faculty. They weren't just professors teaching -- they were mentors, friends, confidants, and when they needed to be, my parents away from home." "The thing that really stood out for me in the PRJ department was the faculty. They weren't just professors teaching -- they were mentors, friends, confidants, and when they needed to be, my parents away from home. The program was like a family -- from its patriarch Raymond Simon all the way down to the freshman on his first day of classes. I felt welcome and important from the start, but was encouraged and expected to thrive."
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