Maurice Elias

Professor
Department of Psychology
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Parenting, emotional intelligence, education reform, character education, the achievement gap, prevention of bullying, violence, substance abuse, and related problem behaviors, impact of media on children, Jewish education and Jewish identity

Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D., is president of the International Society for Community Research and Action and Division of Community Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He is also a Leadership Team founding member for the…

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William FitzGerald

Assistant Professor
English Department
Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Camden

Key topics: Rhetorical theory, rhetoric and religion, writing and media studies, writing program design, the language of prayer

William FitzGerald specializes in rhetorical studies with particular interests in stylistics, speech acts, and the rhetoric of religion. In writing studies, his interests include composition pedagogy, professional communication, and writing…

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Susan Keith

Associate Professor
Department of Journalism and Media Studies
School of Communication and Information

Key topics: Journalism, media ethics, freedom of the press, editing, news design, sports media.

Susan M. Keith, Ph.D., focuses her research on media ethics, the work of editors, and the legal and production issues arising from the junction of "new" and "old" media.

She spent 16 years as a newspaper reporter, copy editor, page…

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Deepa Kumar

Associate Professor
Department of Journalism and Media Studies
School of Communication and Information

Key topics: Islam/Muslims and the West; political Islam and media; labor, labor struggles, and globalization; South Asian and Middle East history; U.S. imperialism

Deepa Kumar is a critical media studies scholar whose work is driven by an active engagement with the complex issues that characterize our era of globalization and war. Her areas of research include media, war, and imperialism; media,…

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Lia Nower

Professor and Director
Center for Gambling Studies
School of Social Work

Key topics: Gambling; Problem gambling and gambling disorder; Criminal behavior and gambling; Video gaming; Internet gaming; Sports wagering; Addiction; Behavioral addiction; Internet addiction; Legal issues in addiction

Lia Nower is a professor and director of the Center for Gambling Studies and the Addiction Counselor Training (ACT) Certificate Program at the Rutgers University School of Social Work. She is the 2019 recipient of the Research Award from the…

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Katherine Ognyanova

Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
School of Communication and Information

Key topics: Computational social science; Network science; Political communication; Communication technology; Misinformation/fake news; Mass media and new media

Katherine Ognyanova (Katya) is an Assistant Professor at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. Her research areas include network theory and methodology, computational social science, social use of technology, civic…

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John Pavlik

Professor
Journalism and Media Studies
School of Communication and Information

Key topics: News media and technology, distance learning, the cultural and commercial effects of new media, the impact of digital media on democracy.

John V. Pavlik, Ph.D., has taught a variety of courses on journalism, media, technology, and society. 

Through the Journalism Resources Institute, which he leads, he launched a science journalism education program for…

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Marie Radford

Associate Professor, Library Consultant
Department of Library and Information Science
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies

Key topics: Interpersonal communication, traditional and virtual reference services, time management, customer service excellence, dealing with difficult people, communication skills for managers and leaders, public speaking, nonverbal communication, focus groups, qualitative research methods, mentoring, librarian stereotypes, and future of libraries.

Marie Radford, Ph.D., focuses her research on the study of interpersonal communication aspects of reference service, the evaluation of digital resources and services, qualitative methodologies, cultural studies, and media stereotypes of…

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Michael Rockland

Professor
Department of American Studies
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Popular culture, mobility, American ethnicity, American Jewish literature, issues in literature to film adaption, American foreign policy, individualism and communitarianism in American life, New Jersey and the state's 350th anniversary

Michael Aaron Rockland, Ph. D., is a professor and founder of the Department of American Studies and a keynoter for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A graduate of Hunter College and University of Minnesota, he joined Rutgers in 1969…

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Joseph Schilp

Part Time Lecturer
Department of Kinesiology & Health
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Careers in sports; Media in sports; Working large sports events

Video news gatherer in sports and in-house director for multicam production crews. Directed 75+ int'l soccer & hundreds of MLS matches. Also directed over 400 NBA & 100 NFL games. Extensive work in media production in facilities in…

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