Faculty - Communication and Media Major
Communication and Media

Full-Time Faculty

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Visiting Instructor of Public Relations

Elizabeth W. Burback

, M.S.
Asst Professor PRL/Dig MKT

Phone: (315) 223-2472
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 517

Elizabeth W. Burback, Assistant Professor of Public Relations and Digital Marketing, 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

Professor Chanatry

David M. Chanatry

, M.S.
Professor of Journalism

Phone: (315) 792-3812
Office: 107 DePerno Hall

Chanatry is Chair of Public Relations and Journalism and 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

Mary Christopher

Mary C. Christopher

, M.S.
Tangerine Advisor

Phone: (315) 792-3060
Office: 102 ECJS Building

Mary Christopher is adviser to Utica College's newspaper, The Tangerine, and an adjunct professor of journalism. Christopher has been a journalist for 18 years. ...More About Mary C. Christopher

Douglas Croft

Douglas (Doug) J. Croft

, M.A.
Chief Oper & Advis Station Mgr

Phone: (315) 792-3066
Office: WPNR-FM 201 Strebel Student Center

Douglas Croft is a lecturer in communications as well as chief operator and station advisor at WPNR FM, Utica College's student radio station. ...More About Douglas J. Croft

Professor Carol Downing

Carol A. Downing

, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication

Phone: (315) 792-3155
Office: 214 Faculty Center

Dr. Carol Downing has been teaching at Utica College since 1985. She has been the Chair of the Department of Communication Arts since 2005. ...More About Carol A. Downing

David M. Habbel

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication

Phone: (315) 792-3152
Office: 215 Faculty Center

Dr. Habbel's areas of teaching and research include Interpersonal, Organizational, Political and Intercultural Communication, and Communication Theory. He has served as Chair of the Curriculum Committee, Chair of the Syracuse University Senate Committee on Diversity, and the Presiding Officer of the UC Faculty Senate. Dr. Habbel continues to be involved with diversity issues on the UC campus. ...More About David M. Habbel

Professor Paul J. MacArthur

Paul J. MacArthur

Professor of Public Relations and Journalism

Phone: (315) 792-3348
Office: 104 DePerno Hall

Professor MacArthur is Associate Professor of Public Relations. ...More About Paul J. MacArthur

Dr. Jeff Miller

Jeffrey (Jeff) A. Miller

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication

Phone: (315) 792-3086
Office: 309 Romano Hall

Dr. Jeff Miller is Associate Professor of Communication and a Fulbright Scholar (2007, Taiwan) whose teaching and research focuses on the connections between forms of communication (mass media and journalism, public speech, community organizing), democratic participation, and social justice. Dr. Miller has presented his research at regional, national, and international conferences, including recent conferences in Stockholm, London, and Krakow. He also serves as director of FILM@UC, programming and hosting the campus film series for over fifteen years, and was faculty adviser to WPNR FM from 1998-2006. ...More About Jeffrey A. Miller

Brett Orzechowski

Brett J. Orzechowski

, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Journalism and Management

Phone: (315) 223-2564
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 518

Brett Orzechowski, Assistant Professor of Management and Media, joined the faculty in the School of Business and Justice Studies in 2015 after serving as CEO/Publisher of The Connecticut Mirror/Connecticut News Project, Inc., a public policy news organization in Hartford and Washington, D.C. He previously taught at Quinnipiac University with a particular emphasis on reporting stories using nonlinear, interactive digital media, and public affairs reporting with a focus on data and analytics. ...More About Brett J. Orzechowski

Patricia Swann M.S.

Patricia (Pat) A. Swann

, M.S.
Professor of Public Relations & Journalism

Phone: (315) 792-3243
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 503

Professor Swann is a former 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

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