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Communication and Media Studies Faculty/Staff

Paul van der Veur

Paul van der Veur
607-753-4399 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Department Chair
  • Professor

Department(s):

  • Africana Studies Department
  • Communication and Media Studies Department

Additional Info:

  • Education: PhD: Ohio University, International Media Studies MFA: Ohio University, 3D Design
  • Research Interests: Communication and Social Change; Representations of Africa
  • Background: Dr. van der Veur has more than 25 years of teaching experience and currently serves as chair of the communication and media studies department. He also coordinates the interdisciplinary program in cinema studies and is an active member of the Africana studies department. As a former Peace Corp Volunteer, Dr. van der Veur has been involved in many facets of international programming. His work lends itself to the creation of pro-social media, focusing on such issues as inclusive education, living with HIV, and environmental reclamation and sustainability.
  • Teaching Area: Media Production

Paul A. Arras (he, him, his)

Paul A. Arras (he, him, his)
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Title(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • Communication and Media Studies Department

Additional Info:

  • Ph.D.: History - Syracuse University
  • MA: Modern History - King's College, London
  • Research Interests: media and popular culture history; media and issues of community; television
  • Teaching Areas: Journalism, Human Communication, Communications and Media History

Sam Avery

Sam Avery
607-753-4099 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Director; Blackbird Film Festival
  • Associate Professor

Department(s):

  • Communication and Media Studies Department

Maryalice Griffin

Maryalice Griffin
607-753-4201 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Administrative Assistant 1

Department(s):

  • Communication and Media Studies Department

Moyi Jia

Moyi  Jia
607-753-4572 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • Communication and Media Studies Department

Additional Info:

  • Teaching Areas: COM 100 Human Communication; COM 302 Intercultural Communication, COM 320 Organizational Communication
  • Research Interests: Mental health and social support, emotions in the organization and classroom
  • Education: Ph.D Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, Ohio University

Caroline Kaltefleiter

Caroline Kaltefleiter
607-753-4203 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Professor

Department(s):

  • Communication and Media Studies Department

Additional Info:

  • Ph.D.: Ohio University, Journalism and Mass Communication
  • M.A. : Miami University, Film and Media Studies
  • A.B.J.: University of Georgia, Broadcast Journalism

Christina M. Knopf (she/her/hers)

Christina M. Knopf (she/her/hers)
607-753-2530 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Associate Professor

Department(s):

  • Communication and Media Studies Department

Additional Info:

  • Ph.D.: University at Albany-SUNY (cultural sociology & political communication)
  • M.A. : University at Albany-SUNY (political communication)
  • B.A. : SUNY New Paltz (public relations & journalism)
  • Teaching Areas: Rhetoric, public address, political communication
  • Research Interests: Politainment, banal militarism, comics studies
  • Contact: christina.knopf@cortland.edu
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Kathleen Lawrence

Kathleen Lawrence
607-753-4113 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Professor

Department(s):

  • Communication and Media Studies Department

Ricardo Nelson

Ricardo Nelson
607-753-4116 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Media Production Specialist

Department(s):

  • Communication and Media Studies Department

Christopher Ortega

Christopher Ortega
607-753-5512 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • Africana Studies Department
  • Communication and Media Studies Department

Elizabeth Owens

Elizabeth Owens
607-753-5726 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Lecturer

Department(s):

  • Communication and Media Studies Department

Xiaoyu Xu

Xiaoyu Xu

Title(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • Communication and Media Studies Department

Sung Woo Yoo

Sung Woo Yoo
607-753-5425 (Office Phone)
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Title(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • Communication and Media Studies Department