For the media

Temple University’s School of Media and Communication is a resource for reporters and bloggers seeking experts in a wide variety of subjects. To schedule an interview with one of our faculty members on this list of experts, please contact us any time.

Jeff Cronin
Assistant director of communications


Faculty Expert List


Brooke Erin Duffy
Assistant Professor

  • Cultural production, media Industries, gender, advertising and consumer culture

Jennifer Freeman
Assistant Professor

  • Advertising research and strategy

Joe Glennon
Assistant Professor

  • Advertising, creativity, broadcast production

Sheryl Kantrowitz
Assistant Professor

  • Interactive media, portfolio and art direction, social media, blogging


Fabienne Darling-Wolf
Associate Professor

  • Japan, ethnography, globalization, gender issues

Chris Harper

  • Politics, television, journalism, Middle East, multimedia journalism, history, law, research techniques

Susan Jacobson
Assistant Professor

  • Social media analysis, media effects, multimedia journalism, newsgames

Carolyn Kitch

  • Media history, journalism studies, social memory

Andrew Mendelson

  • Visual communication, photography and society, journalism education

George Miller
Assistant Professor

  • Reporting, writing, photojournalism, entrepreneurialism

Laurence Stains
Associate Professor

  • Magazines, men’s health

Ed Trayes

  • Photography, publication presentation in print and online, minorities in journalism,

Karen M. Turner
Associate Professor

  • Broadcasting, race studies, new media technologies, journalism pedagogy, media crticism

Francesca Viola
Associate Professor

  • First Amendment issues in all forms of media, intellectual property issues, ethics in reporting

Media Studies and Production

Undrahbuyan Baasanjav
Assistant Professor

  • Internet studies, social and political aspects of new media, media development, information society, media in developing countries, the digital divide, gender and online media, online gaming

Murali Balaji
Assistant Professor

  • Race, politics, identity, gender, immigration, media trends, media studies, political economy, cultural production

John Campbell
Assistant Professor

  • New media, online communities, social-networking sites, online identity, gender and sexuality, political economy of communication, online civic engagement, LGBT community, popular culture, political economy of communication

Sherri Hope Culver
Assistant Professor
Director, Center for Media and Information Literacy

  • Media management, the media business, children’s media, media literacy

Paul Gluck
Associate Professor
General Manager, TUTV

  • Television, media, broadcasting, production, management, social media, news, television, radio production, management

Thomas Jacobson
Interim Dean, SMC

  • National development, international communication, governance reform, media development

Peter Jaroff
Assistant Professor

  • TV news production, broadcast news reporting

Jack Klotz
Associate Professor

  • Music business, popular music, Grammy awards

Matthew Lombard
Associate Professor

  • Media psychology, research methods, public information campaigns, telepresence, psychological processing of media, persuasion and attitude change, political communication, health communication

Nancy Morris

  • International media and globalization, Latin America, identity, Chilean folk/protest music

Patrick Murphy
Associate Professor

  • Media globalization, media and environment, media ethnography, Latin American studies, media and democracy

Hector Postigo
Associate Professor

  • Video games, information technology, policy, digital media, cultural production

Betsy Leebron Tutelman

  • Programming and production, media entrepreneurship

Barry Vacker
Associate Professor

  • Media, technology, cosmology and human destiny; media and apocalyptic culture; utopias-dystopias in media, film, and science;

Laura Zaylea
Assistant Professor

  • New media, production, experimental media, queer media/identity, women and film

Strategic Communication

Deborah A. Cai

  • Intercultural communication, negotiation, conflict management, persuasion, communication theory

Guillermo G. Caliendo
Assistant Professor

  • Rhetoric, political discourse, persuasion, social movements, race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality discourse analysis, memory, media analysis

Donnalyn Pompper
Associate Professor

  • Power, social identity and intersectionalities, masculinity studies, feminist theory, public relations

Cornelius B. Pratt

  • Ethics, Africa, development communication, international communication, public relations

Jason Del Gandio
Assistant Professor

  • Rhetoric and philosophy behind social movements,

Scott Gratson
Associate Professor

  • Argumentation and debate, rhetoric, sexuality, LGBT identity/ties, New York City narratives and culture

Tracey Weiss
Assistant Professor

  • Business leadership, communicating change, teamwork, organizational leadership

Thomas S. Wright
Assistant Professor

  • Social movements, identity, public speaking, communication theory, persuasion