Faculty, Staff and Board of Visitors

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:

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School Administration Contacts


Dr. Keith Strudler
Telephone: 973-655-3261
Email: strudlerk@montclair.edu

Associate Director

Dr. Christine Lemesianou
Telephone: 973-655-5193
Email: lemesianoc@mail.montclair.edu

Administrative and Admission

Denise Shannon
Interim School Administrator
Telephone: 973-655-5214
Email: shannond@montclair.edu

Stephanie Wood
School Secretary
Telephone: 973-655-7870

Academic Program Contacts

Communication Studies (COST), Communication & Media Arts (CMMA), Public Relations (PURE), Communication Studies Minor (COMM):
Dr. Chris McKinley
Telephone: 973-655-3438
Email: mckinley@montclair.edu

Television and Digital Media (TVDM), Journalism Major (JOUR):

David Sanders
Telephone: 973-655-7974
Email: sandersd@montclair.edu

Tara George
Email: georgeta@montclair.edu

Journalism Minor (JURN):
Prof. Kelly Whiteside
Telephone: 973-655-3265
Email: whitesidek@montclair.edu

Filmmaking (FILM):
Prof. Roberta Friedman
Email: friedmanr@montclair.edu

Graduate Program in Public and Organizational Relations (PORE):
Dr. Yi Luo
Telephone: 973-655-3400
Email: luoy@montclair.edu

Fundamentals of Speech; Speech Challenge/Waiver:
Marylou Naumoff
Telephone: 973-655-3686
Email: naumoffm@montclair.edu

Center for Cooperative Media

Stefanie Murray
Director, Center for Cooperative Media
Telephone: 973-655-3879
Email: murrayst@montclair.edu

Joseph Amditis
Associate Director, Center for Cooperative Media
Telephone: 973-655-7471
Email: amditisj@montclair.edu

Sarah Stonbely
Telephone: 973-655-5541
Email: stonbelys@montclair.edu

Facilities Contacts

WMSC-FM Radio Station
Annabella Poland
Telephone: 973-655-3135
Email: polanda@montclair.edu

School of Communication and Media Building
Nicholas Tzanis
Telephone: 973-655-3609
Email: tzanisn@montclair.edu

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.

Name Job Title Company
Harold Bryant, Jr. Executive Producer and Sr. VP, Production  CBS Sports
Michael Chlopak Vice President (Ret.) Citigroup (ret)
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
Col. Jack Jacobs Military Analyst NBC / MSNBC
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 Principal Value Research Group, LLC
Michael Price Co-Executive Producer THE SIMPSONS
Al Prieto VP NewsOne ABC News
Marc Rosenweig Prof. Television & Digital Media MSU (ret)
Willard Gustavo Tressel General Manager DirectTV PanAmericana
Stephen R. Tilton Jr. Dealer Principal Schumacher Chevrolet Auto Group
Frank Walter President and Founding Partner Petrus Partners Ltd.

General Information


School of Communication and Media
Montclair State University – College of the Arts
Morehead Hall (MO) Suite 103
Montclair , New Jersey 07043

Telephone: 973-655-7471
Fax: 973-655-7342

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