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All members of the Communication Studies faculty hold doctoral degrees in the
discipline of Communication. They have worked professionally in media, advertising,
public relations, aviation safety research and a variety of other fields in communication.
Faculty members have published articles in professional and scholarly journals and written books
on communication theory, organizational communication, advertising, communication pedagogy,
semiotics, gender and interaction. Communication faculty hold senior editing posts at
The Atlantic Journal of
Communication and are active members of state, regional, national, and international
academic communication associations.
Departmental faculty serve as senior editors at Fairleigh Dickinson University's internationally-known
quarterly, The Literary Review,
and as directors at the Fairleigh Dickinson University Press and the
Corporate Communication Institute. Faculty publications
include books, essays, poetry, fiction, reviews, and professional writing.
Geoffrey Weinman (Ph. D., The Johns
American Literature, Organizational Communication.
Communication Studies Faculty
||Hester Coan (Ph. D., Rutgers University).
Family Communication, Global Communication, Interaction and Identity, Semiotic Theory
Director of the Internship Program
||Rachel Kovacs (Ph. D., University of Maryland).
International Communication, Public Relations and Broadcasting, Activism and Advocacy,
Organizational Communication, Gender in the Workplace, Critical and Cultural Theory.
||Jennifer Lehr (Ph. D., Rutgers
Mass Media and Advertising, Popular Culture, Gender Issues, Communication Pedagogy.
Director of the BA in Communication Studies
||Gary P. Radford
(Ph. D., Rutgers University).
Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, European Theories
Director of the MA in Corporate and Organizational Communication.
John Becker (Ph. D. Yale University).
American Literature, Literary Theory, Bible as Literature.
Walter Cummins (Ph. D., University of
Editor Emeritus, The Literary Review.
19th-20th Century Fiction Studies, Literary Theory, Fiction Writing,
Kathryn Douglas (M.A., William Paterson University).
Writing, Children's Literature, Milton.
Susan Gerson (M.A., Columbia University).
Freshman Writing, Distance learning
Michael B. Goodman (Ph. D., SUNY at
Director, The Corporate Communication Institute.
Corporate Communication, Technical Communication, Contemporary
American Literature, Censorship.
Martin Green (Ph. D., Indiana
Medieval Literature, Literary Theory, Linguistics, Mass Media, Print
Media History, New Communications Technology.
Harry Keyishian (Ph. D., New
Shakespeare, Drama and Film.
James Kuehl (Ph. D., Northwestern
Phenomenology, Kant, Philsophical Psychology, Philosophy of Religion.
Odysseus Makridis (Ph. D., Brandeis
Kant, Ethics, Law.
Elise Salem (Ph. D., University of
16th-18th Century British literature, World Literature, Contemporary Arab Writers,
Ethnic American literature, Cultural Studies, Mass Media.
Marilyn Rye (Ph. D.,
Director of Freshman Writing
Writing, Native American Writers,
Rene Steinke (Ph. D., University of
Wisconsin at Milwaukee).
Editor-in-Chief, The Literary Review.
William Zander (M. A., University
Creative Writing, Poetry, Journalism.