Faculty - School of Communications and Information Systems

David L. Jamison, J.D.

Provost and Interim Dean

School of Communication and Information Systems

 

David Jamison came to RMU in 2002 as dean of the School of Communication and Information Systems. He served in that role until 2008, when he became the university provost, coordinating all of RMU’s degree programs. Before RMU, Provost Jamison was a professor at the University of Akron. He is a former foreign service officer for the U.S. Information Agency in Italy and an expert in communications law and journalism law and ethics.

 

J.D., University of Michigan Law School

M.A. in Communication, University of Michigan

B.A. in Communication, Muskingum College

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Department Heads

John C. Turchek - Professor of Computer and Information Systems
John C. Turchek

Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Specialties: IT project management, enterprise systems

 
Heather Pinson, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Communication and Media Arts
Heather Pinson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication and Media Arts
Specialties: Jazz, aesthetics and interdisciplinary arts, race theory

 
Sylvia A. Pamboukian, Ph.D. - Professor of English
Sylvia A. Pamboukian, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Specialties: 19th Century British literature, literature and medicine

 
Helena Vanhala, Ph.D.
Helena Vanhala, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Media Arts
Specialties: Media history, theory and production; media industries; media and terrorism

 
Petros G. Malakyan, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership
Petros G. Malakyan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership
Specialties: Leadership-followership theory, intercultural leadership

 

School Faculty

Stuart Allen, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership
Stuart Allen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership
Leadership, teaching with technology, diversity and inclusion

Andrew Y.  Ames, M.F.A. - Associate Professor of Media Arts
Andrew Y. Ames, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Media Arts
Interactive art and design, game design, new media

Jeanne M. Baugh, Ed.D.
Jeanne M. Baugh, Ed.D.

University Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Programming languages and database management

 Natalya Bromall, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Information Systems
Natalya Bromall, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Information Systems
Cloud services, application development, cyber security

Diane M. Todd Bucci, Ph.D. - Professor of English
Diane M. Todd Bucci, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Contemporary American literature, multiethnic and women’s literature

Barbara Burgess-Lefebvre, M.F.A. - Associate Professor of English
Barbara Burgess-Lefebvre, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of English
Directing, acting, Shakespeare performance

Donna L. Cellante, Ed.D. - Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Donna L. Cellante, Ed.D.

Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Research proposal writing, systems analysis and design, decision support systems

Ferris Crane, M.F.A. - Associate Professor of Media Arts
Ferris Crane, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Media Arts
Graphic design, exhibit design, packaging

Gary Alan Davis, D.Sc. - Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Gary Alan Davis, D.Sc.

Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Computer, digital, and mobile forensics; data and business analytics; data science

Michael DiLauro, M.F.A. - Associate Professor of Media Arts
Michael DiLauro, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Media Arts
Documentary production, lighting, directing

Peter Draus, Ed.D. - Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Peter Draus, Ed.D.

Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Interface design, quantitative decision making, machine instructions

Michele Rees Edwards, Ph.D. - Professor of Communication
Michele Rees Edwards, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication
Organizational communication, strategic communication

Ken Gargaro, Ph.D. - Professor of English
Ken Gargaro, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Music, theatre, entrepreneurship and strategic planning

Anteneh Girma, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Cybersecurity and Forensics
Anteneh Girma, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Cybersecurity and Forensics
Cybersecurity, cloud computing, digital forensics and cryptography

A.J. Grant, Ph.D. - University Professor of Organizational Leadership
A.J. Grant, Ph.D.

University Professor of Organizational Leadership
Communication, ethics, humanities

Timothy Hadfield, M.F.A. - Professor of Media Arts
Timothy Hadfield, M.F.A.

Professor of Media Arts
Painting and drawing, color theory, exhibition curatorial work

Christine Holtz, M.F.A. - Professor of Media Arts
Christine Holtz, M.F.A.

Professor of Media Arts
Photography

Diane Anoyi Igoche, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Diane Anoyi Igoche, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Data analytics, diffusion of information technology, e-learning

Ann Jabro, Ph.D. - University Professor of Communication
Ann Jabro, Ph.D.

University Professor of Communication
Social media and PR, risk and crisis communication, environmental communication

Edward Karshner, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of English
Edward Karshner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English
Appalachian studies, Navajo studies, rhetoric of literature

Mary Catherine Kiliany - Senior Lecturer
Mary Catherine Kiliany

Senior Lecturer
Writing, American literature, intercultural communications

Frederick G. Kohun, Ph.D. - University Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Frederick G. Kohun, Ph.D.

University Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Cultural influence on decision making, social media analytics, technological disruption

Leslie Koren, M.F.A. - Assistant Professor of Media Arts
Leslie Koren, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Media Arts
Directing and producing for film and TV

Paul Kovacs, Ph.D. - University Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Paul Kovacs, Ph.D.

University Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Online education, cloud computing, big data analytics

J. Packy Laverty, Ph.D. - Professor of Computer and Information Systems
J. Packy Laverty, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer and Information Systems
IBM z System mainframes, database management systems, Windows and Linux operating systems

John Lawson, Ph.D. - Professor of English
John Lawson, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Rhetoric, drama, writing

Barbara Levine, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Communication
Barbara Levine, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication
Strategic communication, professional technical communication, usability design and testing

Carolina Loyola-Garcia, M.F.A. - Professor of Media Arts 
Carolina Loyola-Garcia, M.F.A.

Professor of Media Arts 
Filmmaking, performance, multidisciplinary and digital arts

Julianne Michalenko - Lecturer
Julianne Michalenko

Lecturer
Business communication, intercultural communication

Sushma Mishra, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Sushma Mishra, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Information systems security, IT gender gap, health informatics

Anthony Moretti, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Communication
Anthony Moretti, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication
Journalism, sports reporting, politics in media

Julia Newcome - Senior Lecturer
Julia Newcome

Senior Lecturer
Writing and research, public speaking, children's literature

Sun-A Park, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Communication
Sun-A Park, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication
Public relations, health communication, crisis communication

Karen Paullet, D.Sc. - Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Karen Paullet, D.Sc.

Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Mobile forensics and security, cyber forensics and security

Jamie Pinchot, D.Sc. - Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Jamie Pinchot, D.Sc.

Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Mobile app development, information security, web development

 Michael Quigley, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership
Michael Quigley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership
Educational equity, culturally competent leadership, nonprofit leadership

Jon Radermacher, M.F.A. - Associate Professor of Media Arts
Jon Radermacher, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Media Arts
3D design, 3D computer modeling, digital and traditional fabrication

Connie Ruzich, Ph.D. - University Professor of English
Connie Ruzich, Ph.D.

University Professor of English
World War I history and literature, linguistics and grammar

Robert J. Skovira, Ph.D. - University Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Robert J. Skovira, Ph.D.

University Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Social construction of knowledge, ethnography of information systems, knowledge management theory

Lynn A. Smith, Ph.D. - Senior Lecturer, English Department
Lynn A. Smith, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, English Department
Developmental English, coming-of-age literature

John Stewart, DPS - Associate Professor of Data Analytics
John Stewart, DPS

Associate Professor of Data Analytics
Data analytics, spreadsheet modeling, machine learning

Elizabeth Stork, Ph.D. - Professor of Organizational Leadership
Elizabeth Stork, Ph.D.

Professor of Organizational Leadership
Women in leadership, social movements, decision making

Lazarina Topuzova, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership
Lazarina Topuzova, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership
Grassroots leadership, conflict resolution

Chad Wertley, Ph.D.
Chad Wertley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication
Social identity, video games, prejudice

Hyla Willis, M.F.A. - Professor of Media Arts
Hyla Willis, M.F.A.

Professor of Media Arts
Graphic design, graphic print production, cyberfeminism and feminist art

Ping Wang, Ph.D. - Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Ping Wang, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Cybersecurity, information assurance, networking

Wenli Wang, Ph.D. - Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Wenli Wang, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer and Information Systems
IS management and design, cybersecurity and intelligence

David Wood, Ph.D. - Professor of Computer and Information Systems
David Wood, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Economics of information systems; programming in C++, MUMPS, and R

Peter Y. Wu, Ph.D. - Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Peter Y. Wu, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Software engineering, database management, spatial data science

Chen Yang, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Communication
Chen Yang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication
Social media, marketing, public opinion

 AnnMarie LeBlanc, M.F.A.
AnnMarie LeBlanc, M.F.A.

Professor, Department of Media Arts

Areas of expertise: Traditional Digital Art/Illustration, Color Theory, Visual Communication