Faculty

Dr. Mark Barner

Associate Professor

Phone:
716.286.8575
Fax:
716.286.8061
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 338
Fax:
716.286.8061

Mark Barner, Ph.D. is chair of the Communication Studies Department and an associate professor at  Niagara University. He earned his bachelor of arts in Journalism from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and his master of science degree in Communication from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in Mass...

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Dr. Doug Tewksbury

Associate Professor

Phone:
716.286.8338
Fax:
716.286.8061
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 334
Fax:
716.286.8061

Doug Tewksbury, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Niagara University, where he has taught since 2009. In 2013-2014, he was awarded the Fulbright Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies at the Institute for Globalization and the Human Condition at McMaster University (Hamilton, ON). *Focus of Teaching* Dr. Tewksbury’s courses...

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Dr. Carrie Teresa

Assistant Professor

Phone:
716.286.8576
Fax:
716.286.8061
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, #335
Fax:
716.286.8061

Carrie Teresa, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Niagara University, where she joined the faculty in 2014. Her research and teaching interests include journalism and mass communication history, memory studies, celebrity culture, race and representation, and gender studies. She currently serves on NU’s Women’s Studies committee. *Teaching interests* Dr....

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Dr. Joseph Sirianni

Assistant Professor

Phone:
716.286.8577
Fax:
716.286.8061
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, #325
Fax:
716.286.8061

Joseph M. Sirianni, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Niagara University, where he joined the faculty in 2014. His research and teaching interests include the diffusion and utilization of new media by today’s youth, film and cultural studies, media writing and reporting, and mass media theory. Teaching Interests Dr....

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Karen L. Eichler

Adjunct Professor

Karen L. Eichler has been an Adjunct Professor teaching Public Speaking and Writing at Niagara University since 1997. Ms. Eichler is a member of the two-person improvisational comedy group Defiant Monkey Improv. Karen and her husband Andrew perform shows and teach workshops for children, adults and corporations, and they are...

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Joshua Maloni

Adjunct Professor

Joshua Maloni teaches various writing courses at Niagara University including Writing for the Media, Freelance/Feature Writing, and Specialty Journalism. He has been the managing editor at Niagara Frontier Publications since 2015. His approach to print journalism has been recognized by the New York State Senate, New York State Assembly, Niagara...

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Michael J. Freedman

Adjunct Professor

Michael J. Freedman teaches Public Relations and PR Campaigns at Niagara University. He has served as the associate director of public relations and manager of online content at the university since 2010. At Niagara, he serves as the university’s liaison for print and broadcast media, contributes articles and photography to...

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Shawn Kosmala

Adjunct Professor

Shawn Kosmala has taught painting and photography at Niagara University for the continuing education and communication studies departments since 2009. He has also been a public school art teacher since 2003, teaching kindergarten through twelfth grade. Shawn is an award-winning artist and has owned his own studio since 2010. Educational backgroundM.F.A., Fine...

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