Faculty & Staff


Eight full-time faculty members teach in the Department of Journalism and Digital Communication. Professionals from local and national media who teach part-time round out our faculty. We also enjoy talented technical staff. Students in the department have access, as well, to faculty members in Tampa and the other USF campuses and may work with faculty at The Poynter Institute.

Name Title Email & Phone
Ancu, Monica Associate Professor Email
(727) 873-4736
Campbell, Chris Adjunct Professor
Multimedia Specialist, VideoWorks


Dangond, Edgardo Technical Director, VideoWorks


Elliott, Deni Eleanor Poynter Jamison Chair in Media Ethics and Press Policy
Co-Chief Project Officer, National Ethics Project

(727) 873-4857

Frechette, Casey

Department Chair
Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies
Assistant Professor
Program ALC Coordinator

(727) 873-4472
Gameel, Bahaa Assistant Professor

(727) 873-4206


Hooker, Rob Adjunct Professor Email
Keeler, Janet K. Instructor and Coordinator of Food Writing and Photography Graduate Certificate Email
(727) 873-4294
Motta, Bernardo Assistant Professor of Theory and Community Journalism Email
(727) 873-4856
 Peterson, Casey Adjunct Instructor
Administrative Specialist
(727) 873-4881
Silvia, Tony  Professor of Journalism Email
(727) 873-4047
Snyder, David M. Adjunct Professor


Walters, Mark Jerome Professor
Coordinator of Graduate Studies
(727) 873-4544
Wiser, Elliott Adjunct Professor


Emeritus Faculty

Black, Jay  Emeritus Professor  
Dardenne, Robert Emeritus Professor, Deceased October 17, 2013  
Killenberg, G. Michael  Emeritus Professor, Founding Director