College of the Arts


Assistant Professor, School of Communication and Media
ext. 7471
Office Location: Morehead Hall

MR. FRANKLIN joins the faculty of the School of Communication and Media as an Assistant Professor in Multiplatform Journalism, bringing a wealth of journalism experience to his teaching after nearly 30-years as an award winning news photographer and video journalist. For the past 23-years Franklin worked for The Record and the newspaper’s website covering a wide range of assignments, including 9/11, hurricane disasters, Presidential inaugurations, the Super Bowl, the World Series, and the NBA and NHL Finals. His work has been recognized by national organizations such as Picture of the Year International, National Press Photographers Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2002, he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his work on 9/11. He’s best known for his iconic flag-raising photograph taken at Ground Zero. The United States Postal Service featured the photo on the fundraising Heroes stamp; proceeds have generated over $10 million.


Assistant Professor, School of Communication and Media
ext. 7471
Office Location: Moorehead Hall 103

DR. NAUMOFF is an Assistant Professor in Communication Studies and the Coordinator of the Fundamentals of Speech Program. Her specialization is rhetorical studies, cultural studies, gender studies, and popular culture.  Dr. Naumoff’s research focuses on citizenship, race, and masculinity, specifically examining popular culture as a site of national discourse where citizens look to understand and construct American identity, as well as, form a sense of community. She is currently working on a book manuscript that examines the impact of hip hop on American masculinity and national identity.