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

jamison
 

Department Heads

Malakyan, Petros G.
Petros G. Malakyan, Ph.D.

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

 
Moretti, Anthony
Anthony Moretti, Ph.D.

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

 
Vanhala, Helena
Helena Vanhala, Ph.D.

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

 
Wu, Peter Y.
Peter Y. Wu, Ph.D.

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

 

School Faculty

Allen, Stuart
Stuart Allen, Ph.D.

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

Ames, Andrew Y.
Andrew Y. Ames, M.F.A.

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

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

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

Bromall, Natalya
Natalya Bromall, Ph.D.

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

Bucci, Diane M. Todd
Diane M. Todd Bucci, Ph.D.

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

Burgess-Lefebvre, Barbara
Barbara Burgess-Lefebvre, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of English
Directing, acting, Shakespeare performance

Cellante, Donna L.
Donna L. Cellante, Ed.D.

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

Crane, Ferris
Ferris Crane, M.F.A.

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

Davis, Gary Alan
Gary Alan Davis, D.Sc.

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

Draus, Peter
Peter Draus, Ed.D.

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

Edwards, Michele Rees
Michele Rees Edwards, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication
Organizational communication, strategic communication

Gargaro, Ken
Ken Gargaro, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Music, theatre, entrepreneurship and strategic planning

Girma, Anteneh
Anteneh Girma, Ph.D.

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

Grant, A.J.
A.J. Grant, Ph.D.

University Professor of Organizational Leadership
Communication, ethics, humanities

Hadfield, Timothy
Timothy Hadfield, M.F.A.

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

Holtz, Christine
Christine Holtz, M.F.A.

Professor of Media Arts
Photography

Igoche, Diane Anoyi
Diane Anoyi Igoche, Ph.D.

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

Jabro, Ann
Ann Jabro, Ph.D.

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

Karshner, Edward
Edward Karshner, Ph.D.

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

Kiliany, Mary Catherine
Mary Catherine Kiliany

Senior Lecturer
Writing, American literature, intercultural communications

Kohun, Frederick G.
Frederick G. Kohun, Ph.D.

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

Koren, Leslie
Leslie Koren, M.F.A.

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

Kovacs, Paul
Paul Kovacs, Ph.D.

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

Laverty, J. Packy
J. Packy Laverty, Ph.D.

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

Lawson, John
John Lawson, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Rhetoric, drama, writing

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

Professor, Department of Media Arts

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

Levine, Barbara
Barbara Levine, Ph.D.

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

Loyola-Garcia, Carolina
Carolina Loyola-Garcia, M.F.A.

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

Michalenko, Julianne
Julianne Michalenko

Lecturer
Business communication, intercultural communication

Mishra, Sushma
Sushma Mishra, Ph.D.

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

Newcome, Julia
Julia Newcome

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

Pamboukian, Sylvia A.
Sylvia A. Pamboukian, Ph.D.

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

Park, Sun-A
Sun-A Park, Ph.D.

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

Paullet, Karen
Karen Paullet, D.Sc.

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

Pinchot, Jamie
Jamie Pinchot, D.Sc.

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

Pinson, Heather
Heather Pinson, Ph.D.

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

Quigley, Michael
Michael Quigley, Ph.D.

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

Radermacher, Jon
Jon Radermacher, M.F.A.

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

Ruzich, Connie
Connie Ruzich, Ph.D.

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

Skovira, Robert J.
Robert J. Skovira, Ph.D.

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

Smith, Lynn A.
Lynn A. Smith, Ph.D.

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

Stewart, John
John Stewart, DPS

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

Stork, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Stork, Ph.D.

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

Topuzova, Lazarina
Lazarina Topuzova, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership
Grassroots leadership, conflict resolution

Turchek, John C.
John C. Turchek

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

Wang, Ping
Ping Wang, Ph.D.

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

Wang, Wenli
Wenli Wang, Ph.D.

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

Wertley, Chad
Chad Wertley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication
Social identity, video games, prejudice

Willis, Hyla
Hyla Willis, M.F.A.

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

Wood, David
David Wood, Ph.D.

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

Yang, Chen
Chen Yang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication
Social media, marketing, public opinion