Media Experts Guide

Media Experts Guide


David M. Chanatry, M.S., B.A.
Assistant Professor of Journalism
(315) 792-3812

  • Broadcast journalism
  • Network or local TV news
  • Radio news
  • Cable
  • Science journalism
  • Broadcast issues
Carol A. Downing, Ph.D., M.A.
Assistant Professor of Communication Arts
(315) 792-3155

  • Public speaking skills
  • Analysis of public speaking
  • Argumentation and debate
  • Rhetoric: how symbols of all types are used in society to influence people
David M. Habbel, Ph.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Communication Arts
(315) 792-3152

  • Political communication (i.e. analyzing presidential debates, campaign tactics, and election night)
  • Intercultural communication
  • Mass media issues (i.e. effects of TV programs)
  • Interpersonal communication - issues related to healthy communication, relationships, language use, and nonverbal communication
Jeffrey A. Miller, Ph.D., M.A.
Associate Professor of Communication Arts
(315) 792-3086

  • Comic Art (Comic strips, comic books, graphic novels)
  • Semiotics/semiology
  • The media and democracy (media bias, concentration of ownership, influence of advertisers, political discourse, the public interest)
  • Interpersonal communication (gender, race, and other facets of the Self, personal and relational change, negotiating meaning in relationships)
  • Film


Chris Leogrande
Director of Media Relations

(315) 223-2519
(315) 792-3245 (Fax)
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502