Department of English, Communication, and Philosophy
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Madison, NJ 07940


The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

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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.


Department Chair

Geoffrey Weinman (Ph. D., The Johns Hopkins University).
American Literature, Organizational Communication.
Telephone: 973-443-8712
Email: weinman@fdu.edu
Webpage: http://alpha.fdu.edu/~gweinman


Communication Studies Faculty

Hester Coan (Ph. D., Rutgers University).
Family Communication, Global Communication, Interaction and Identity, Semiotic Theory and Method.
Director of the Internship Program
Telephone: 973-443-8733
Email: hcoan@fdu.edu
Webpage: http://inside.fdu.edu/pt/hcoan.html
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.
Telephone: 973-443-8710
Email: rkovacs@fdu.edu
Jennifer Lehr (Ph. D., Rutgers University).
Mass Media and Advertising, Popular Culture, Gender Issues, Communication Pedagogy.
Director of the BA in Communication Studies
Telephone: 973-443-8716
Email: jennifer@fdu.edu
Webpage: http://inside.fdu.edu/pt/lehr.html
Gary P. Radford (Ph. D., Rutgers University).
Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, European Theories of Communication.
Director of the MA in Corporate and Organizational Communication.
Telephone: 973-443-8378
Email: gradford@fdu.edu
Webpage: http://alpha.fdu.edu/~gradford

Departmental Faculty

John Becker (Ph. D. Yale University).
American Literature, Literary Theory, Bible as Literature.
Telephone: 973-443-8717
Email: jackbecker@hotmail.com
Webpage: http://alpha.fdu.edu/~jbecker

Walter Cummins (Ph. D., University of Iowa).
Editor Emeritus, The Literary Review.
19th-20th Century Fiction Studies, Literary Theory, Fiction Writing, Corporate Writing.
Telephone: 973-443-8564
Email: wcummins@worldnet.att.net
Webpage: http://alpha.fdu.edu/~cummins

Kathryn Douglas (M.A., William Paterson University).
Writing, Children's Literature, Milton.
Telephone: 973-443-8715
Email: douglas@fdu.edu

Susan Gerson (M.A., Columbia University).
Freshman Writing, Distance learning
Telephone: 973-443-8677
Email: gerson@fdu.edu

Michael B. Goodman (Ph. D., SUNY at Stony Brook).
Director, The Corporate Communication Institute.
Corporate Communication, Technical Communication, Contemporary American Literature, Censorship.
Telephone: 973-443-8709
Email: drmbgoodma@aol.com
Webpage: http://alpha.fdu.edu/~goodman

Martin Green (Ph. D., Indiana University).
Medieval Literature, Literary Theory, Linguistics, Mass Media, Print Media History, New Communications Technology.
Telephone: 973-443-8719
Email: green@mailbox.fdu.edu
Webpage: http://inside.fdu.edu/pt/green.html

Harry Keyishian (Ph. D., New York University).
Shakespeare, Drama and Film.
Telephone: 973-443-8714
Email: hkeyishi@fdu.edu
Webpage: http://inside.fdu.edu/pt/keyishianh.html

James Kuehl (Ph. D., Northwestern University).
Phenomenology, Kant, Philsophical Psychology, Philosophy of Religion.
Telephone: 973-443-8663
Email: jrokuehl@aol.com
Webpage: http://inside.fdu.edu/pt/kuehl.html

Odysseus Makridis (Ph. D., Brandeis University).
Kant, Ethics, Law.
Telephone: 973-443-8096
Email: omakridis@aol.com
Webpage: http://www.angelfire.com/space/omakridis

Elise Salem (Ph. D., University of North Carolina).
16th-18th Century British literature, World Literature, Contemporary Arab Writers, Ethnic American literature, Cultural Studies, Mass Media.
Telephone: 973-443-8736
Email: li23salem@aol.com

Marilyn Rye (Ph. D., Rutgers University).
Director of Freshman Writing
Writing, Native American Writers, Detective Fiction.
Telephone: 973-443-8718
Email: marilyn.rye@att.net
Webpage: http://inside.fdu.edu/pt/mrye.html

Rene Steinke (Ph. D., University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee).
Editor-in-Chief, The Literary Review.
Creative Writing
Telephone: 973-443-8710
Email: renesteinke@yahoo.com.

William Zander (M. A., University of Missouri).
Creative Writing, Poetry, Journalism.
Telephone: 973-443-8720
Email: zander@garden.net
Webpage: http://inside.fdu.edu/pt/zander.html


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This site last updated October 15, 2003, by Gary P. Radford.