Communication and Media
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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
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 C. Christopher, M.S.
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 (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
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
Marijean E. Levering, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Theatre
Phone: (315) 792-3234
Office: 103 DePerno Hall
Marijean Levering is originally from Detroit and has been fascinated with theatre since she was in kindergarten. Her degrees are from Loyola University Chicago (B.A.), Michigan State University (M.A.), and Wayne State University (Ph.D.). Her research primarily focuses on how private clubs use theatre.
Paul J. MacArthur, MPS
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
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 J. Orzechowski, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Journalism
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 (Pat) A. Swann, M.S.
Professor of Public Relations & Journalism
Phone: (315) 792-3243
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 503
School of Business and Justice
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