Faculty

Full-time Faculty

Mark Berkey-Gerard
Professor Mark Berkey-Gerard is the chair of the department and teaches online journalism and data journalism courses. His current research interests include mobile journalism, trauma journalism, and the online news community in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Dianne Garyantes
Dr. Garyantes teaches news reporting, online journalism, health reporting and senior seminar courses. She worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in CT, VT and NJ, and later as a TV producer for Banyan Productions, producing programming for The Discovery Channel, TLC, Discovery Health, and Twentieth Century Fox Television. She worked as a doctoral teaching assistant for Temple University’s multimedia journalism lab. Her research interests include multimedia journalism and the cultural competence of journalists.

Carl Hausman
Dr. Hausman teaches print, broadcast, and ethics courses. He is the author of more than 20 nonfiction books, narrator of 10 audiobooks, and currently blogs and podcasts about issues related to news and communication. His interests include independent media production and promotion, ethics, journalism in society, and privacy. 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, and was awarded a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities postdoctoral fellowship at New York University.

Candace Kelley
Professor Kelley earned her B.A. from Howard University, M.S. from Syracuse University, and J.D. from Seton Hall Law School. Professor Kelley teaches broadcast writing and production courses as well as Media Law. She is the former host of the PBS-affiliated NJN television series, Another View. She is the recipient of three Telly awards. She has also been nominated for five Emmys.

Kathryn Quigley
Professor Quigley holds her B.A. from Villanova University and an M.A. from the University of Maryland. She teaches print writing courses and ethics and has worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Palm Beach Post, Orlando Sentinel, Daytona Beach News-Journal, and the Fayetteville Observer. Her interests include media ethics, children and families journalism, and pop culture.

3/4-Time Faculty

Nick DiUlio
Professor DiUlio is a full-time freelance journalist whose work focusses on magazine feature writing, longform profiles, and online media. He’s South Jersey Bureau Chief for New Jersey Monthly and his work has appeared in publications such as Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Style, and Slate.com. Professor DiUlio teaches Magazine Article Writing, Online Journalism I & II, Media Ethics, and Journalistic Writing for Non-Majors at Rowan.

Christina Lynn
Professor Lynn earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in public relations from Rowan University. She teaches basic and advanced sections of Publication Layout and Design. Christina has freelanced for area colleges and small businesses and has extensive experience in publication project management for nonprofits.

Adjuncts

George Anastasia
George Anastasia has been an adjunct professor at Rowan since 2014. He teaches journalism courses on crime reporting and feature writing. He also teaches a course on organized crime for the Department of Law and Justice. A former staff member of the Philadelphia Inquirer, he is the author of six books and two anthologies that focus on the criminal underworld. He currently works as a freelance reporter writing for the website bigtrial.net and contributing a regular column, Mob Scene, to JerseyMan and PhillyMan magazines.

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
Ed Benkin is a sports anchor and reporter for KYW Radio in Philadelphia. He also works as a sports anchor for WIP Radio. Mr. Benkin served as the play-by-play announcer for radio football, hockey and lacrosse broadcasts at Princeton University from 1995-2012, and is currently the fill-in play-by-play announcer for Temple Football and Basketball. He brings this experience to his alma mater, Rowan University, as our Sports Broadcast professor.

Jerrold Haught
Jerrold Staas Haught is a journalist and educator with more than 15 years’ experience working and teaching in Southern New Jersey. A 2003 Rowan graduate, Mr. Haught has a reporting background in municipal beat coverage and business writing for The Press of Atlantic City and features writing for The Daily Journal. Mr. Haught has been with the USA Today Network (Gannett Inc.) since April 2007, as Metro Editor for The Daily Journal (Vineland) and now as Regional Content Strategist and Writing Coach for the Courier-Post (Cherry Hill). Mr. Haught has been an adjunct professor at Rowan University since 2006, teaching Enterprise Journalism, Features Writing, Publication Layout & Design and Journalistic Writing.

Tim Hawk
Tim 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
Kristine Houck holds a B.A. in biology from Drew University and an M.A. in writing from Rowan University. She is currently an editorial director for SLACK Incorporated. She currently works on newspapers, magazines and a daily news website covering orthopedics, rheumatology, orthodontics and prosthetics. She is also certified as an Editor in the Life Sciences. Professor Houck brings her daily experiences to her students, as she has taught Publication Layout and Design at Rowan University for 15 years.​

Morgan Spade
Professor Morgan Johnson Spade earned an M.A. in public relations from Rowan University in 2003. She has worked in both the government and nonprofit sectors and on a variety of freelance projects. She currently serves as Marketing Manager for Reinvestment Fund, a national nonprofit financial institution headquartered in Philadelphia. Professor Spade has taught Publication Layout and Design as well as Advanced Publication Layout for several years.

Amy Z. Quinn
Professor Quinn is an independent journalist who has written for The Philadelphia Inquirer, NewsWorks.org, Philadelphia City Paper and Allentown (PA) Morning Call. She has won various awards for her journalism skills and works diligently to continue her success. Professor Quinn teaches a variety of journalism courses, including News Reporting I, Online Journalism I, and Media Ethics.

Nancy Reighn-Garron
Professor Reighn-Garron holds a B.A. in journalism and a M.A. in public relations from Rowan University. She teaches Publication Layout and Design, Public Speaking and Communication Theory among other communication courses. As a freelance graphic designer, she recently designed graphics and charts for a nephrology nursing textbook and was a contributing author for a textbook, Communicating with InDesign. Professor Reighn-Garron was formerly the Art Director for the Courier-Post and has experience with photograpy, production, advertising and marketing that complement her graphic design and journalism expertise.

Robert Tulini
Professor Tulini has been at Rowan for 17 years. He holds an M.A. degree in mass media and communication from Temple University. He is a former editor at the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill. He has also worked in the newsroom of the South Jersey Bureau of The Philadelphia Inquirer in Cherry Hill and WCZN-AM in Aston, PA. Professor Tulini teaches News Reporting I and Journalistic Writing for Nonmajors, taking students to the new world of online journalism.

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 40 years. Currently, she is a multiplatform editor for sports and opinion at Philadelphia Media Network, home of the Philadelphia Daily News, Inquirer and Philly.com. She writes a blog about cemeteries and land use, “Whistling Past the Graveyard.” Professor Woodell teaches copy editing.