Faculty, Staff and Board of Visitors

School of Communication and Media

The School of Communication and Media faculty bring expertise representing all facets of the communications profession including media history and criticism, television production, filmmaking, journalism, public relations, and communication.   To learn more about, or to contact members of our faculty, go to:


Board of Visitors

School of Communication and Media Board of Visitors members bring additional expertise and resources that expand our knowledge base.  The Board further helps to advance our programs and the school's impact across the region.  



Job Title


George Hiltzik

SCM Board Chair  

Michael Chlopak

Vice President (Ret.) Citigroup

Stephen Engelberg

Editor-in-Chief ProPublica

Stephen Glasser

Chairman Sandpiper Partners LLC.

Matthew Hiltzik

President and CEO Hiltzik Strategies

Karen Horne

Vice President, Programming Talent
Development and Inclusion

NBC Entertainment and
Universal Television

Andy Larkin

Managing Director

JP Morgan Chase

James Leitner

President Falcon Management Corporation

Nick Matarazzo

Chief Executive Officer

Jumpstart Automotive Group
(Hearst Publication)

Richard E. Polton


Value Research Group, LLC

Michael Price

Co-Executive Producer THE SIMPSONS

Al Prieto

VP NewsOne ABC News

Steven Schwartz

President Dataminr News Division

Willard Gustavo Tressel

General Manager

DirectTV PanAmericana

Frank Walter

President and Founding Partner

Petrus Partners Ltd.