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College of Communication & Creative Arts - Journalism

Rowan University
Claudia Cuddy, Department Chair
Professor Cuddy teaches publication and publishing courses. Her textbook, Communicating with QuarkXPress, is in its sixth edition. Professor Cuddy has worked in health care publishing for 30 years and earned two M.A. degrees at Rowan University. She is a QuarkXPress Certified Expert as well as a certified Editor in the Life Sciences.

Jessica Lee, Department Secretary

Mrs. Lee is the pleasant voice you will hear when you contact the Journalism Department. She joined the department after 10 years at the Registrar's Office. Along with her departmental activities, she is pursuing her bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Science at Rowan.

Mark Berkey-Gerard
Professor Berkey-Gerard earned his M.S. at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and now teaches mainly online writing courses including Online Journalism I and II, here at Rowan. Previously, he worked as the city government editor for in New York City. His research interests include interactive news and online storytelling. Check his Web site:

Dianne Garyantes

Dr. Garyantes teaches news reporting, online journalism, and senior seminar courses. She worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in CT, VT and NJ, and later as a TV producer for Banyan Productions, producing programming for The Discovery Channel, TLC, Discovery Health, and Twentieth Century Fox Television. She worked as a doctoral teaching assistant for Temple University’s multimedia journalism lab, which publishes the website Her research interests include multimedia journalism and the cultural competence of journalists.

Carl Hausman

Dr.Hausman teaches print, broadcast, and ethics courses. He is the author of 20 nonfiction books and the editor of a web-based newsletter on ethics. His interests include ethics, journalism of society, propaganda, and privacy issues. He earned his B.A. from the University of State of New York, M.A. from Antioch University, and a Ph.D. from Union Institute.
Candace Kelley

Professor Kelley earned her B.A. from Howard University, M.S. from Syracuse University, and J.D. from Seton Hall Law School. Professor Kelley teaches broadcast writing and production courses as well as Media Law. She is the former host of the PBS-affiliated NJN television series, Another View. She is the recipient of three Telly awards. She has also been nominated for five Emmys.
Kathryn Quiqley

Professor Quigley holds her B.A. from Villanova University and an M.A. from the University of Maryland. She teaches print writing courses and ethics and has worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Palm Beach Post, Orlando Sentinel, Daytona Beach News-Journal, and the Fayetteville Observer. Her interests include media ethics, children and families journalism, and pop culture.
Phil Anastasia

Professor Anastasia has taught at Rowan since 2004 and teaches magazine article writing and sports journalism. He has been a sports writer in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area since 1980 as well as a beat writer for the Philadelphia Eagles and sports columnist for the Courier-Post. Currently, he is a sports columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Ed Benkin

Professor Benkin is a sports anchor and reporter as well as web editor for KYW Radio in Philadelphia.  He also works as a sports anchor and sports talk host for WIP Radio. Mr. Benkin has been the play-by-play announcer for radio football, hockey and lacrosse broadcasts at Princeton University since 1995. He brings this experience to Rowan as our Sports Broadcast professor.
George Clark

Professor Clark is a lifelong resident of South Jersey and a graduate of Glassboro State College. He recently retired after nearly 30 years as a reporter and editor for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, N.J. Professor Clark teaches news reporting classes and also advises The Whit, Rowan’s weekly paper.
Nick DiUlio

Professor DiUlio, along with being an adjunct professor, is a full-time freelance magazine writer and former editor of South Jersey Magazine. His work has appeared in publications such as New Jersey Monthly, Philadelphia Style, and the Courier-Post. Professor DiUlio teaches magazine article writing classes.
Cristin Farney

Professor Farney, after earning her M.A. in public relations from Rowan University in 2003, Cristin Farney entered the nonprofit sector where she has worked in both educational and healthcare settings. Her main focus is to use communication strategies to raise awareness, communicate with publics, and secure funding. Farney has served as a freelance consultant offering copy editing, writing, and layout services to educational and healthcare clients.
Jerrold Haught

Professor Haught is the metro editor at The Daily Journal in Vineland. A Rowan University graduate, he has a background in business reporting and section editing and has been a journalist since 2001. Professor Haught teaches Enterprise Journalism and Publication Layout and Design.
Kristine Houck

Professor Houck is an executive editor for SLACK Incorporated. She currently works on the four international editions of Ocular Surgery News, a newspaper covering ophthalmology around the world. She is also certified as an Editor in the Life Sciences. She teaches Publication Layout and Design.
Morgan Spade

Professor Spade earned an M.A. in public relations from Rowan University in 2003. She has worked in both the government and nonprofit sectors and currently works for a nonprofit financial institution in Philadelphia. She has also worked as a freelancer to create Web sites and marketing materials for a small gourmet chocolate company and a local Philadelphia rock band.
Christina Lynn

Professor Lynn is a Rutgers journalism undergraduate and a 2005 graduate of Rowan’s public relations master's program. Professor Lynn teaches Publication Layout and Design. She is also a freelance writer and project manager of newsletters and annual reports for Rowan’s Colleges of Engineering.
Debra Nussbaum

Professor Nussbaum has taught News Reporting, Feature Writing, Enterprise Journalism and Writing Freelance Features. With more than 30 years as a newspaper reporter and editor, Mrs. Nussbaum wrote frequently for The New York Times and The Philadelphia. For 10 years, she had a contract with The Times to recruit copy editors. She has also worked in legal marketing, both writing copy and interviewing clients for area law firms.
Christina Paciolla

Professor Paciolla is a reporter and editor with and a freelance writer for South Jersey Magazine. She previously worked as the political reporter for the Gloucester County Times and served as the executive editor of South Jersey Intercounty Newspaper Group. She holds a journalism degree from Rowan University and teaches Publication Layout & Design.
Amy Z. Quinn

Professor Quinn is an independent journalist who began her career in journalism covering South Jersey for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Currently, she writes a column for the Philadelphia City Paper and is a freelance contributor to the Inquirer and the Allentown (PA) Morning Call. She has won various awards for her journalism skills and works diligently to continue her success. Professor Quinn teaches a variety of journalism courses, including Media Ethics and Journalistic Writing.
Nancy Reighn-Garron

Professor Reighn-Garron holds a B.A. in journalism and a M.A. in public relations from Rowan University. She teaches Publication Layout and Design and also works as a freelance magazine designer. Professor Reighn-Garron was formerly the Art Director for the Courier-Post and has experience with photograpy, production, advertising and marketing that complement her graphic design and journalism expertise.

Lisa Samalonis

Professor Samalonis is a full-time freelance writer. Her work has appeared in many regional, national and online publications, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, Women’s Health Fitness, and Writer’s Digest. She is also a medical reporter and has written for many trade magazines, including Review of Ophthalmology and Dermatology Times. Professor Samalonis teaches magazine article writing classes.

Christina Sherwood

Professor Sherwood is a full-time freelance writer whose specialties include health and business coverage. Her work has been published by Reuters, the Philadelphia Inquirer, New Jersey Monthly, Latina, the AARP Bulletin, and many other outlets. She also worked for more than two years as a reporter at the New York daily newspaper Newsday. Professor Sherwood received her M.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She teaches health reporting.
Robert Tulini

Professor Tulini has been at Rowan for 12 years. He holds an M.A. degree in mass media and communication from Temple University. He is a former editor at the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill. He has also worked in the newsroom of the South Jersey Bureau of The Philadelphia Inquirer in Cherry Hill and WCZN-AM in Aston, PA. Professor Tulini teaches Enterprise Journalism and News Reporting I, taking students to the new world of online journalism.

Gerald Williams

Professor Williams has been a photojournalist for 30 years and an adjunct professor at Rowan since 2009. A photojournalism, film and TV graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, he also holds an M.A. in Digital Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. He has worked as an Assistant Director for WTTG-TV in Washington D.C., as well as a staff photographer at Newsday Newspaper in New York. A former staff photographer at the Philadelphia Inquirer, he is the recipient of over 150 international, national and regional photo awards. He is a seven-time Pulitzer prize nominee, three times being a finalist. Professor Williams teaches Photojournalism.

Deb Woodell

Professor Woodell has been an adjunct professor at Rowan since 1999. She is a Glassboro State College graduate and has been a journalist for more than 30 years. Currently, she is a sports copy editor at the Philadelphia Daily News and author of “Whistling Past the Graveyard,” a blog about cemeteries and land use. Professor Woodell teaches copy editing.