Interactive Media Faculty

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Quinnipiac students learn from top practitioners and scholars in the classroom and online, creating an environment where the lessons and contacts provide a definitive edge for career choices. Faculty members are experienced professionals, innovative in their thinking and excited about their subject matter.

Their academic credentials are outstanding, and they encourage each student, treating them with respect. The curriculum, faculty and online learning environment enable students to attain professional skills that are in demand today and will continue to be valued in the future.

Faculty members in the interactive media program reinforce the importance of adapting to new and emerging communications technologies. They display a strong commitment to helping students understand how to merge media best practices with real world experiences.

Name Title Degree(s) Subjects Taught

Phillip Simon Phillip Simon Director, interactive
media program
BFA, Univesity of the Arts,
MALS, Wesleyan University
Visual Design, User Centered Design, Project Planning, Master's Capstone

Full-time professors

Joshua Braun Joshua Braun Assistant professor
of communications
MBE, University of Pennsylvania; BS, University of California Santa Barbara; MS, PhD, Cornell University Theories of Interactive Media, Visual Design, Interactive Techniques, Master's Capstone 

Ewa Callahan Ewa Callahan Assistant professor
of communications
PhD, Indiana University Visual Design, User Centered Design, Theories of Interactive Media

Kent Golden Kent Golden Instructor of
BA, Quinnipiac University; MS, University of Connecticut Interactive Animation, Media Production

Part-time professors

Paul Gruhn Paul Gruhn Software design computer professional BA, Azusa Pacific University; MDiv, Anderson University Interactive Techniques, Project Planning

Paul Hammons Paul Hammons Media consultant and educator BA, University of Calif-Los Angeles Internet Ethics & Policy

Eleanor Hong Part-time faculty BS, University of Maryland-College Park Social Media Concepts & Practice, Social Media & Web Analytics, Public Relations & New Media

Robert Kalm Robert Kalm Writer, producer, filmmaker BFA, New York University; MFA, Western Connecticut State University Writing for Interactive Media, Master's Capstone

Amanda Nelson Amanda Nelson Part-time faculty BA, University of Hartford Community Management

Christopher Neidig Christopher Neidig Senior instructional designer and project manager for QU Online BA, MS, Quinnipiac University Media Production, Interactive Animation

Lisa Nichols Senior writer, Advancement Division, Dartmouth College BA, The University of New Hampshire; MFA, Western Connecticut State University Writing for Interactive Media

Katie Place Katie Place Assistant professor of public relations PhD, University of Maryland; MA, BA, Virginia Tech Strategic Planning, U.S. Media History, Public Relations Campaigns

Randall Rode Randall Rode Information technology director, Yale University School of Drama ME, Capella University; BA, Connecticut College; MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute User Centered Design, Interactive Techniques

Lucas Swineford Director digital media & dissemination, Yale University BA, Fairfield University; MS, Quinnipiac University User Centered Design, Internet Ethics & Policy

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