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Dean's office

The School of Communications functions as a single academic department with a streamlined administrative structure. The leadership team consists of a dean, an associate dean and a department chair, with an administrative assistant and a secretary providing schoolwide support. The school also has a full-time internship director, coordinator of video projects, and coordinator of student media.

Paul Parsons, Professor and Dean

B.A., Baylor University; M.A., University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Ph.D., University of Tennessee. Nine years as reporter for United Press International and state broadcast editor for The Associated Press in Arkansas. Rockefeller Fellowship in Religious Studies at University of North Carolina. Received three teaching awards at Kansas State University; served eight years as associate director of journalism school. Fulbright Professor at China School of Journalism in Beijing in 1992-93. Visiting Professor in Singapore in 1999-2000. Author of two scholarly books. Came to Elon in 2001. Member, National Accrediting Council 2004-07. He is a member of the diversity committee, Association of Schools in Journalism and Mass Communication; the mass communications advisory board, Washington Center for Internships and Special Programs; and the editorial board for "Journalism & Mass Communication Educator."

E-mail: parsons@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5724
Office: McEwen Communications 101-D
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

[Parsons web page]

 

 

Don Grady, Associate Professor and Department Chair

B.A., North Carolina State University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ten years in radio and television. Five years as instructor and Director of Public Speaking at North Carolina State. Came to Elon in 1985. Served as first department chair from 1987-1993. Chair of Academic Council and faculty/staff fund-raising campaign. Visiting professor at Southeast University in Nanjing, China, in summer 2001. Research sabbatical Spring 2003 for an analysis of sound in television.

E-mail: gradyd@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5667
Office: McEwen Communications 101-F
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 

Connie Book, Associate Dean

B.A., Louisiana State University; M.Ed., Northwestern State University; Ph.D., University of Georgia. A former producer and reporter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Doctoral studies focused on cable television policy. Came to Elon in 1999. Research publications, presentations and consulting focus on digital television, municipal cable policy and regulation. Four-time recipient of grants from the National Association of Broadcasters to study consumers and television. Winner of BEA research awards six of the past seven years. Publication and presentation with Elon undergraduate students. Author of "Digital Television: DTV and the Consumer," published by Blackwell Press. The 2004-2005 recipient of the School of Communications scholarship award.

E-mail: cbook@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5661
Office: McEwen Communications 101-C
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 

Phyllis Phillips, Administrative Assistant

Came to Elon in 1991 as secretary to the Dean of Arts and Humanities, which at the time included the Communications faculty. Joined the President's Office as receptionist and secretary until rejoining Communications as administrative assistant to the Dean of the School of Communications in 2001. Previously secretary for six attorneys at the Institute of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and employed at First State Bank in Burlington for 12 years, including work as secretary to the president.

E-mail: phillips@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5715
Office: McEwen Communications 101
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 

Pamela Baker, Assistant

Came to Elon in 1987 as secretary for alumni and parent relations in the Office of Institutional Advancement. Served in that office 14 years before becoming secretary for the School of Communications in 2001. Traveled to London in 1997 with Elon group through Teagle Foundation grant. Has been actively involved in learning conversational Spanish through El Centro de Espanol since 1998; as a result, traveled with other Spanish Center members to Costa Rica in 1999 and Spain in 2003.

E-mail: bakerp@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5724
Office: McEwen Communications 101
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 

Brittain Cheek, Internship Director

B.A., Elon University. Graduated in corporate communications and worked the past eight years in the human resources division of Cessna Aircraft Co. in Greensboro. Earned a management certificate at Duke in 2002, and currently is enrolled in an online master's degree program through Western Carolina University. Came to Elon in September 2004. Advises students who are exploring, pursuing or engaged in communications internships.

E-mail: bcheek@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-6336
Office: McEwen Communications 112
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

Colin Donohue, Coordinator of Student Media and Instructor in Communications

E-mail: cdonohue@elon.edu
Phone #:
336-278-5850
Office:
McEwen Communications
Address:
2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC, 27244

Jason McMerty, Coordinator of Video Projects

E-mail: jmcmerty@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5087
Office: McEwen Communications 109
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC, 27244


Communications faculty


The School of Communications faculty teaches across the curricula of journalism, broadcast and new media, corporate communications and cinema. Since the School is not compartmentalized into academic departments, faculty freely interact and cross disciplines in their teaching and research.

Janna Quitney Anderson, Assistant Professor and Director of Internet Projects

B.S., Moorhead State University; M.A., University of Memphis. Twenty years as a copy editor, reporter, and features editor at papers in Minnesota and North Dakota. Came to Elon in 1999. 2003, '04 and '05 studies for the Pew Internet & American Life Project built an online database of predictions about the internet's future. A 2000 study of online news and 2001 study of families' internet use also gained national media attention. Has written articles for USA Today, Advertising Age and the New York Times News Service. Author of the book "Imagining the Internet," (2005, Rowman & Littlefield).

E-mail: andersj@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5733
Office: Alamance Building 204-C
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

[Anderson web page]

 

Brooke Barnett, Associate Professor and Director of Elon Documentaries Program

B.A., Georgetown College; M.A. and Ph.D., Indiana University. Five years experience at PBS station WTIU-TV. Taught at Indiana University. Came to Elon in 2001. Research has appeared in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism & Mass Communication Monographs, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Visual Communication Quarterly, Journal of International Communication and the Federal Communications Law Journal. Recipient of 2002 research grant from the National Association of Broadcasters. Author of "The War on Terror and the Wars in Iraq" in the Greenwood American War Reporting series. Co-editor of "Communication and Law: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Research."

E-mail: bbarnett@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5659
Office: McEwen Communications 216-B
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

[Barnett web page]

 

Lee Bush, Assistant Professor

B.A., Missouri Western; MSC, Northwestern University. Twenty years as a public relations agency executive. Most recently senior vice president of Ketchum PR, Chicago, where she headed the brand marketing division. Clients have included Kimberly-Clark, ConAgra, Jim Beam Brands, Quaker Oats, Wendy's, BP Amoco and Snap-on Tools. Previously, Bush was senior vice president of Ogilvy Public Relations in Chicago and director of Ogilvy's London office. Taught in the undergraduate leadership program at Northwestern University. Came to Elon in 2004.

E-mail: lbush3@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5778
Office: McEwen Communications 010-E
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 

David Copeland, A.J. Fletcher Professor

B.A., Wake Forest University; M.Div. and Th.M., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Eight years as reporter and sports editor at North Carolina newspapers and eight years as a high school teacher. Taught seven years at Emory & Henry College and named Virginia Professor of the Year in 1998-99 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Came to Elon in 2001 as A.J. Fletcher Professor. Author of multiple books on early American newspapers and other communications topics, and author and editor of the eight-book "Library of American War Reporting" (2005).

E-mail: dcopeland@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5662
Office: McEwen Communications 216-A
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

[Copeland web page]

 

Vic Costello, Associate Professor

B.S., Western Carolina University; M.A., Regent University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee. Media director for Narramore Christian Foundation in California. Operations director for WTJC-TV in Springfield, Ohio. Taught six years at Gardner-Webb University. Dissertation exploring television audience involvement within the electronic "fan" culture of the Internet won top award from Broadcast Education Association in 2000. Director for Electronic Retailing Association awards show. Came to Elon in 2001.

E-mail: vcostello@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5669
Office: McEwen Communications
203-B
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

[Costello web page]

 

Eleanor Cowen, Lecturer

B.A., University of Georgia; M.A. Georgia State. Media credits include being assistant editor and sound editor of documentary productions for National Geographic Television and Discovery Communications. Also served as an editor on commercial and industrial productions and, in 1989, was a production assistant on "Driving Miss Daisy," which won four Academy Awards. From 1997-2000, Cowen was post-production manager in the School of Filmmaking at the North Carolina School of the Arts, then became a visiting assistant professor at UNC Greensboro. Came to Elon in 2004.

E-mail: ecowen@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5676
Office: McEwen Communications 107-A
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 

Chinedu 'Ocek' Eke, Assistant Professor

B.A. and M.A., Baylor University; Ph.D., Penn State University. Native of Nigeria. Dissertation was on the narrative of HIV/AIDS in Africa. Research interests include international communications; minorities and women in the media; media and society; and public alternative media. Taught international communications, cinema, and media courses for four years at Penn State. Teaches Communications in a Global Society, African Film, Digital Media Convergence and other courses. Came to Elon in 2003.

E-mail: oeke@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5790
Office: Alamance 204-B
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 

Michael Frontani, Associate Professor

B.A. and M.A., Ohio State University; M.A., University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television; Ph.D., Ohio University. Taught at University of Wisconsin at Parkside. Came to Elon in 1999. Visiting Professor at Southeast University in Nanjing, China, in summer 2002. Taught in Elon's London Program in Winter Term 2003. Research interests focus on music, film and cultural criticism.

E-mail: mfrontani@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5664
Office: Holland House 206
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 

 

Kenn Gaither, Assistant Professor and Director of Communication Fellows

B.A., M.F.A. University of Pittsburgh. Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More than nine years of public relations agency experience.  Published in the Journal of Public Relations Research and Public Relations Review. In winter 2007, will author a book on international public relations (Cambria Press), co-author a book on international public relations theory (Sage) and co-author a book chapter on public relations theory (Allyn & Bacon).  Has lived or taught in Brazil, Ghana, and China. Seven Semester at Sea voyages, most recently as assistant dean on spring 2005 voyage. Came to Elon in 2004.

E-mail: tgaither@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5776
Office: McEwen 101B
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 

Gerald Gibson, Assistant Professor

B.A., North Carolina State University; M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Ph.D. in progress, UNC at Greensboro. Announcer and audio engineer at WRAL-TV in Raleigh and announcer at WBIG radio in Greensboro. First came to Elon in 1979, then returned to the profession six years later as a writer and producer for a Virginia media agency. Returned to Elon in 1988. Creative interests focus on digital television, streaming media for the web and interactive media and cognition.

E-mail: gibson@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5665
Office: McEwen Communications 107-C
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

[Gibson web page]

 

Jessica Gisclair, Associate Professor

B.A., Nicholls State University; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi; J.D., University of Toledo College of Law. Worked in corporate communications with Mississippi Power Company, and later in association public relations with the Harrison County Tourism Commission. Served as the Public Relations Spokesperson for the Ohio chapter of the American Heart Association. Taught seven years at Ohio Northern University and Rowan University. Came to Elon in 2000. Visiting Professor at The University of the Netherlands Antilles in Curacao, in the summer of 2006, and Southeast University in Nanjing, China, in the summer 2001. Research interests includes media use and first amendment freedoms.

E-mail: jgisclair@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5722
Office: McEwen Communications 107-E
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244


John Guiniven, Associate Professor

B.A., LaSalle College; M.S. American University; Ph.D., University of Maryland. Worked in journalism as a reporter and bureau chief with UPI, in government as press secretary to Sen. Robert C. Byrd and in business as director of communications for International Paper Co. and director of corporate public relations for Chrysler. Came to Elon from the faculty at Syracuse University, and previously taught at Nebraska and South Carolina. Came to Elon in 2003.

E-mail: jguiniven@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5772
Office: McEwen Communications 010-C
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 

Anthony Hatcher, Associate Professor

B.A. and M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Worked at The Winston-Salem Journal, The Daily News (Jacksonville, North Carolina), and served as editor of The Clemmons Courier. Correspondent for Faith & Values section of the Charlotte Observer. Was chairman of communication studies department at Pfeiffer University. Came to Elon in 2002. Co-editor of textbook, "Mass Communication in the Global Age." Research interest in the areas of religion, media, and popular culture.

E-mail: ahatcher@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5774
Office: Alamance Building 204-D
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244


Ray Johnson, Assistant Professor

B.S., Appalachian State University; M.Ed. and M.F.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro. High school teacher for 14 years. Initiated a television production curriculum through a federal grant and won two state championships as coach of the High I.Q. Bowl teams at Williams High School in Burlington. Came to Elon in 1984 and served as director of television services from 1984-95. Leads Study Abroad tour to study Australian film. Creative interests focus on videography, documentary film and web video.

E-mail: johnson@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5677
Office: McEwen Communications 101-E
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

[Johnson web page]


Peter Kiwitt, Assistant Professor

B.F.A., Emerson College; M.F.A., American Film Institute. Twenty years professional experience in "Hollywood" as a director, writer, editor, producer and executive. Worked in features, television movies and series, and in both the independent and studio worlds. Member of the Directors Guild of America. Taught cinema at the Emerson College Los Angeles Center and U.C.L.A. Extension.

E-mail: pkiwitt@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5730
Office: Whitley Auditorium 305
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244


Rich Landesberg, Assistant Professor

B.A., American University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A broadcast journalist for more than two decades, Landesberg worked for Mutual/NBC radio in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and London. Before attending graduate school, Landesberg worked for CNN television news in Atlanta. He has covered stories ranging from earthquakes and other disasters to presidential summits all over the world. In 2003 he was one of five graduate-student teachers at UNC to receive the Tanner Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching. He taught full-time in UNC's School of Journalism in 2003-04.Came to Elon in 2004.

E-mail: rlandesberg@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5112
Office: McEwen Communications 216-D
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 

Michele Lashley, Instructor

B.A., Elon College; M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; J.D., North Carolina Central University School of Law. Former editor of Elon's student newspaper, The Pendulum. In addition to working in the marketing communications field, practiced law full-time for four years. Now president of Karacom Creative in Raleigh. Teaches courses in advertising, media writing and professional speaking.

E-mail: mlashley@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5775
Office: Alamance Building 204-E
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 

Byung Lee, Associate Professor

B.S., Seoul National University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Missouri. Reporter for English-language business magazines in Korea. Editor at International Computaprint Corp. Taught at Minnesota State University at Moorhead and Alcorn State University. Editor of the Journal of Human Subjectivity. Came to Elon in 1996. Awarded a 1999 ASNE summer fellowship as a producer at washingtonpost.com. Research sabbatical in Fall 2002 for an analysis of online newspapers. Research interests in application of the internet as a vehicle for information gathering and dissemination, journalism ethics and ethics in cyberspace. 2004-05 Fulbright Scholar in Seoul. He is vice president of the ISSSS (International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity) and the program chair for the 2007 Q conference.

E-mail: byunglee@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5675
Office: McEwen Communications 216-C
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

[Lee web page]


Harlen Makemson, Assistant Professor

B.S., University of Kansas; M.A., University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Twelve years of experience as a newspaper reporter, editor and designer. Winner of multiple design awards in Society for News Design, Associated Press and Kansas City Press Club competitions. Research on media history and visual communications has appeared in Journalism History, Media History Monographs and the International Journal of Comic Art. Administers Dow Jones Copy Editing Examination at Elon. Came to Elon in 2002. Teaches Editing and Design, Web Publishing, Media History.

E-mail: hmakemson@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5777
Office: McEwen Communications 216-E
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

[Makemson web page]


Barbara Miller Assistant Professor

B.S., M.S., West Virginia University.  2006 Outstanding Ph.D. Student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Six years as an account executive and branch manager with Professional Communications in Bluefield, VA, and Morgantown, WV.  Three years of freelance public relations consulting on community relations, economic development and research projects.  Has published work in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication and is co-authoring a textbook on statistics currently under contract with Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.  Research publications and presentations focus on crisis and risk communication, advocacy, and issue advertising.  Came to Elon in 2006.


E-mail: bmiller9@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5728
Office: McEwen Communications 201A
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244



Photo of Barbara Miller

Tom Nelson, Associate Professor

B.A., Boston College; M.S., Syracuse University. Seven years as reporter and news anchor at television stations in North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Maine, California and Texas and as press secretary to a U.S. House candidate in Iowa. Taught five years in European Division of University of Maryland (Heidelberg, Germany) and at West Georgia College. Came to Elon in 1996. Visiting Professor at Concordia International University of Estonia in summer 2001. Leads Study Abroad tour to Europe to study World War I history.

E-mail: nelsont@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5674
Office: McEwen Communications 107-B
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 

George Padgett, Associate Professor

B.A. and M.A., Murray State University; Ph.D., Ohio University. Managing editor of Antique Week and reporter and managing editor of community newspapers in South Carolina, Missouri and Illinois. Taught for 10 years at Mississippi State University and Illinois State University. Came to Elon in 1990 and served as department head in Fall 1992 and from 1993-2000. Sabbatical travel in Ireland and New Mexico in 2000. Research interests focus on media ethics, diversity and journalistic standards. Under contract to write a text on diversity.

E-mail: padgettg@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5663
Office: McEwen Communications 107-D
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

[Padgett web page]

 

Randy Piland, Lecturer

B.S., Middle Tennessee State University; M.A., Ohio University. Thirty years as a photojournalist at four newspapers in Georgia, Massachusetts and Tennessee. Thirteen of those years as picture editor and senior photographer at The Tennessean in Nashville. While there he initiated the transition from film to digital, helped establish the use of their digital archive system and was the lead digital imaging trainer. Attended numerous professional workshops at the Poynter Institute, University of Missouri, UNC-CH as well as others, and continues to serve on the multimedia team at Western Kentucky University's annual Mountain Workshops. Came to Elon in 2005 where he teaches Photojournalism, Visual Storytelling and Corporate Publishing.

E-mail: rpiland@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5232
Office: McEwen Communications 010-A
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 

Staci Saltz, Lecturer

B.A., Elon College; M.A., University of Akron. Assisted in production of the morning and evening news programs at WFMY-TV in Greensboro for one year and at WRAL-TV in Raleigh for one year. Teaching assistant in School of Communication at University of Akron. Worked as a web site writer and news production assistant at WNDU-TV in South Bend, Indiana. Came to Elon in 2002. Teaches Digital Media Convergence.

E-mail: ssaltz@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5714
Office: McEwen Communications 010-F
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 [Saltz web page]

 

Glenn Scott, Assistant Professor

B.A. and M.A. California State University Fresno. Former metro columnist and reporter for The Modesto Bee and business reporter for The Honolulu Advertiser. Worked in Japan as a copy editor at Nikkei Weekly and as Tokyo bureau chief for Pacific Stars & Stripes. Completing his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Covered four Summer Olympic Games and served as sports information manager for volleyball at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Won the Steven Chaffee Award at 2003 International Communication Association conference for a report on the relationship of CNN and al-Jazeera. Came to Elon in 2004.

E-mail: gscott3@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5791
Office: Whitley Building 304
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 

Michael Skube, Assistant Professor

B.A., Louisiana State University. Statehouse reporter for Winston-Salem Journal. Editorial writer and book critic for Raleigh News & Observer. Winner of Pulitzer Prize in Criticism and American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for Distinguished Commentary, 1989. Book critic and columnist for Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 1993-2000. Won James Beard Award in 2000. Pulitzer Prize juror many times; chair for an aspect of the Pulitzers judging in 1998, 2000, 2005. Louis B. Weil Visiting Professor at Indiana University in spring 2002. Came to Elon in 2002.

E-mail: mskube@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5779
Office: McEwen Communications 010-D
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 

Frances Ward-Johnson, Associate Professor

B.A. and M.A., North Carolina A&T. Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Worked as a reporter for The Associated Press in Raleigh and the Greensboro News & Record. Served as an adjunct professor at Elon from 1995-99 while working as communications manager at the Center for Creative Leadership. Formerly coordinator of the public relations sequence at A&T. Teaches media writing, communications research, public relations and other courses. Came to Elon in 2003.

E-mail: fward2@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5738
Office: McEwen 010-B
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 

 

Adjunct faculty members

 

 

Rich Brenner, Adjunct Instructor

E-mail: rbrenner2@elon.edu
Phone #:
336-278-5775
Office:
Long Building 212B
Address:
2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC, 27244

Dave Childers, Adjunct Instructor

B.S., Saginaw State University; M.A., Central Michigan University. Worked as a police officer in Midland, Michigan, for nine years and then for Merck Pharmaceuticals for 10 years as a sales specialist, a region sales trainer and a corporate trainer. Visiting lecturer at several other universities in Michigan and North Carolina. Came to Elon in 2003. Teaches Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication and in the field of corporate communications.

E-mail: dchilders@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5672
Office: Whitley Building 307-C
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 

Mark Fox, Adjunct Instructor

B.A. and M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.Div., Luther Rice Seminary. He taught at UNC-Chapel Hill and other colleges as an adjunct. Pastor of Antioch Community Church in Elon and an active speaker in the home-education movement. Came to Elon in 1990. Travels to Kenya biannually to teach. Writes weekly religion column for the Burlington Times-News. Author of the book "Who's Afraid of Public Speaking?" Teaches Public Speaking, Professional Speaking and Rhetoric, Interpersonal Communication and Small Group Communication.

E-mail: foxmark@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5672
Office: Whitley Building 307-C
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 

Jim Goodman, Adjunct Instructor

B.S. High Point College. MBA University of Georgia. MFA University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Fourteen years experience in film and video production in a range of capacities. Producer and director of many regional televison commercials and corporate video projects; production manager on many other television campaigns; first assistant director on films such as USA Network's "Above Suspicion" with Scott Bakula and Annabella Sciorra, and Lifetime Television's "Seduced by a Thief" with Sean Young and Ron Perlman. Working on several screen plays.

E-mail: jgoodman4@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5745
Office: Alamance 204-A
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

 

Rick Pizzo , Adjunct Instructor

BA, Hamilton College, Political Science, 1996 MS, Broadcast Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998 Weekend Sports Anchor, WFMY-TV, Greensboro, 2001-Present. Associated Press Award-Winning Sports Reporter/Anchor. Covered NFL playoffs, Stanley Cup Finals, The Masters and U.S. Open, NCAA Final Four. Joined Elon Faculty in 2006 and currrently teaches Sports Broadcasting.

E-mail: rpizzo@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5775
Office: Alamance 204-B
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

Photo of Rick Pizzo

Dan Trigoboff, Adjunct Instructor

BS, Boston University, J.D., University of San Diego School of  Law.
More than 20 years as a reporter and editor in newspapers, magazines,  television, newsletters, entertainment and online publications. Began career  writing news and sports at The Mansfield News and The Taunton Daily  Gazette (Massachusetts). Winner of numerous awards for reporting and  writing. Published on legal issues in the American Bar Association  Journal, and on media issues in the Radio and Television News Directors'  Communicator. Senior editor at Broadcasting & Cable  magazine, senior editor at the Bureau of National Affairs, business editor at  the Fayettevile Observer. Writer and editor at numerous law-oriented  publications, including Legal Times, The Daily Record  (Baltimore), The Los Angeles Daily Journal, and American Lawyer Media.

E-mail: dtrigoboff@elon.edu
Phone #: 336-278-5726
Office: Whitley Building 304
Address: 2850 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

Photo of Dan Trigoboff

 



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