Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Faculty & Staff

Mark Berkey-Gerard
Professor Mark Berkey-Gerard is the chair of the department. He teaches digital journalism and data journalism courses and serves as an advisor for the South Jersey Climate News project. His current research projects explore data journalism curriculum, collaborative news ventures, and environmental reporting. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
 
Nick DiUlio
Professor DiUlio is a lecturer who focusses on teaching students how to craft innovative digital-first nonfiction storytelling and long-form narrative journalism. In addition to his role as lecturer, DiUlio is the former editor of South Jersey Magazine and an award-winning journalist with more than 15 years of experience whose work has appeared in publications such as Philadelphia MagazineNew Jersey Monthly, and Slate.com. He teaches Digital Journalism I & II, Magazine Article Writing, and Media Ethics, and he is the faculty advisor for Rowan University’s student newspaper The Whit.

Dianne Garyantes
Dr. Garyantes specializes in the cultural competence of journalists and emerging media technologies. Her research in cultural competence stems from her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. As a newspaper reporter, Dr. Garyantes wrote for daily newspapers in New Brunswick, NJ, Stamford, Conn., and Springfield, Vt. She also worked as a television producer with Banyan Productions in Philadelphia, which created programming for The Discovery Channel, TLC, Discovery Health, 20th Century Fox Television, and public television. She later worked as a teaching assistant with the multimedia lab at Temple University, which produces philadelphianeighborhoods.com  Her most recent publications examine the cultural competence of health journalists, the cultural competence of community journalists, and student journalists’ adoption of mobile technologies.
 
Carl Hausman
Dr. Hausman teaches a variety of journalism courses and has recently developed new courses in entrepreneurial journalism and media. He is the author of 20 nonfiction books and is national broadcast chair of the National Headliner Awards, one of the nation’s oldest programs recognizing journalism excellence.  His interests include new media technologies, entrepreneurial media, and privacy issues. He earned his B.A. from the University of State of New York, M.A. from Antioch University, and a Ph.D. from Union Institute.

Candace Kelley J.D. M.S.
Professor Kelley teaches a series of broadcast writing courses and Media Law, as well as the course Natural Hair & Tangled Politics in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. She is the former anchor of the PBS-affiliated NJN television series, Another View and has worked for various stations including BET, Court -TV, UPN, NY1 News and CN8. She currently consults on various projects for Comcast/NBCUniversal.  A recipient of three National Telly Awards, she earned her B.A. from Howard University, her M.S. from Syracuse University, and a J.D. from Seton Hall Law School.
 
Kathryn Quigley
Professor Quigley holds her B.A. from Villanova University and an M.A. from the University of Maryland. She worked as a daily newspaper reporter in PA, NC and FL. Quigley  teaches News Reporting 2, Feature Writing and Media Ethics courses. She is the coordinator of the Internship program for the Journalism Department, and advised The Whit student newspaper for more than 10 years. Her research is focused on Media Ethics and Children & Families journalism.
 
Nancy Reighn-Garron
Professor Reighn-Garron is a lecturer who focuses on how students can combine their writing with visual communication to successfully deliver information in today's society. She teaches Publication Layout
and Design and has also taught Public Speaking as well as numerous other communication courses. Reighn-Garron was formerly the Art Director for the Courier-Post with 15 years experience the areas of writing, photograpy, production, advertising and marketing that complement her graphic design and journalism expertise. Currently, she also works as a freelance magazine and textbook graphic designer. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and a M.A. in Public Relations from Rowan University. 
 
Emil Steiner
Dr. Steiner earned his B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. from Temple University. In between he served as a reporter and editor at The Washington Post where he was a member of the newsroom awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting. He has also been an on-air contributor to BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and NPR. His research explores the rituals and motives of contemporary media users and the convergence of technology and culture. Dr. Steiner teaches digital journalism and sports journalism courses at Rowan. He also serves as coordinator of Rowan University’s Sports Communication & Media program.

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George Anastasia
Professor Anastasia is a veteran Philadelphia journalist who has written about organized and disorganized crime for decades, covering casino gambling in Atlantic City, mob hits in Philadelphia and criminal prosecutions throughout the country. A reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1974 through 2012, he is currently a freelance writer and author specializing in crime reporting. His books include Blood and Honor, The Last Gangster, The Summer Wind and Gotti’s Rules. He writes a column, Mob Scene, for JerseyMan/PhillyMan magazine and is an adjunct professor at Rowan University where he teaches a course on organized crime. 

Phil Anastasia
Professor Anastasia has taught at Rowan since 2004 and teaches magazine article writing and sports journalism. He has been a sports writer in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area since 1980, as well as, a beat writer for the Philadelphia Eagles and sports columnist for the Courier-Post. Currently, he is a sports columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Ed Benkin
Professor Benkin has been reporting sports for KYW Newsradio since April 2004, but he’s long been a familiar face in the KYW newsroom and around the Delaware Valley. While attending classes at Rowan University, Benkin worked as sports director there at its radio station, WGLS, where he also did play-by-play and hosted a sports talk show. Benkin was first hired as a desk assistant at KYW Newsradio in 1991. In 1993, a South Jersey cable TV system beckoned, so Benkin made the leap as its sports director – anchoring and handling play-by-play and sports-talk duties. Then he worked as a sports announcer for Princeton University from 1995 to 2013, doing play-by-play during their football games and often for hockey, lacrosse, and basketball games as well. He has filled for Temple University’s football basketball broadcasts. Benkin was ESPN Radio’s Philadelphia correspondent for a number of years, and also anchored their “Sports Center” program on radio.  Besides his sports reporting duties at KYW Newsradio, Benkin also does updates at our sister sports radio station, 94 WIP.
 
Matthew Enuco
Professor Enuco teaches Digital Journalism and Journalistic Writing. He has won several awards from the New Jersey Press Association in many categories from News Writing to Health and Science Features. He is a graduate of Rowan University and former professional baseball player in the Chicago White Sox organization. His background in baseball lead to blogging, podcasting and radio gigs in Chicago. Professor Enuco earned a Master's Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in English and Creative Writing in 2012.
 
Jerrold Haught
Professor Haught is the Regional News Director for the Courier Post and The Daily Journal, part of the USA Today Network. A Rowan University graduate, he has a background in business reporting and section editing and has been a journalist since 2001. He joined Rowan as an adjunct in 2006 and teaches news reporting courses.​

Tim Hawk
Professor Hawk is a multimedia specialist for NJ Advanced Media. His photos and videos regularly appear in The South Jersey Times and NJ.com. He teaches Photojournalism.

Kristine Houck
Professor Houck is an editorial director for Healio. She works on newspapers, magazines and a daily news website for physicians and other health care professionals. She is also certified as an Editor in the Life Sciences. She teaches Publication Layout and Design.
 
Derek Jones
Professor Jones is the Station Manager at WGLS Rowan Radio and the radio voice of multiple Rowan University sports. He has made appearances on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and ESPN 3. He teaches Sports Broadcasting courses.
 
Ryan Lawrence
Professor Lawrence is a veteran journalist of 20 years, has worked at the Camden Courier-Post, Philadelphia Daily News, and Delaware County Daily Times, primarily as a sportswriter. He spent 10 seasons on the Philadelphia Phillies beat. He is currently a sports editor at Newspaper Media Group. Lawrence has a communications degree from Clemson University and a journalism degree (Master of Science) from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. 
 
Christina Lynn
Professor Lynn earned an undergraduate degree in journalism and political science from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in public relations from Rowan University. She teaches Publication Layout and Design and has previously taught Journalistic Writing, The Publishing Industry and Advanced Publication Layout and Design. She works for Rowan’s Enrollment Management & Marketing team as a Digital Content Strategist.

Morgan Spade
Professor Spade earned an M.A. in public relations from Rowan University in 2003. She currently teaches Publication Layout and Design and Advanced Publication Layout and Design. Her expertise includes design and corporate branding, special event planning and social media promotion. She serves as Marketing Manager at Reinvestment Fund, a national nonprofit financial institution headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Additionally, she is Executive Producer of No Smile for Frank Productions, an independent film company with several award-winning short films.   

Robert Tulini
Professor Tulini has an M.A. degree in mass media and communication from Temple University and a B.A. degree in communications from Fordham University. He is a former editor at the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ. He has also worked in the newsroom of the South Jersey Bureau of The Philadelphia Inquirer and WCZN-AM in Aston, PA. He teaches a variety of journalism courses.
 
Shelby Vittek
Professor Vittek is a journalist and essayist with a B.S. from Drexel University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Rutgers University–Camden. She’s currently the associate editor at New Jersey Monthly, and has written for publications such as the Washington Post, Longreads, Wine Enthusiast, National Geographic, Saveur, among others. She teaches Magazine Article Writing.
 
Deb Woodell
Professor Woodell has been an adjunct professor at Rowan since 1999. She is a Glassboro State College graduate and has been a journalist for more than 40 years. She recently retired from the Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer, where she worked on the sports copy desk for nearly 30 years as a copy editor, page designer and web content producer. She also edited content and laid out the editorial pages for the Daily News' editorial section. Woodell teaches copy editing.