Faculty & Staff

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Shawn Kildea
Associate Professor and Chair of Communication and Journalism
FA 232

B.A., M.A., Rider University; Ph.D., Rutgers University

Dr. Kildea teaches courses primarily in studio and field production. He founded R.U.N., the Rider University Network that produces campus programming. Kildea's research interests include digitization of news. His doctoral thesis, A Comparative Analysis of the Student Use of the New York Times Print and Digital Formats, was successfully defended in 2009.

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Associate Professor of Journalism; Director of Internship Program
Fine Arts 227

B.A., LaSalle University; M.A., Ph.D., Temple

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Associate Professor of Communication
Fine Arts 241

David R. Dewberry, Ph.D., is primarily a political rhetorician with a focus on free expression. He is the former editor of the Communication Law Review and First Amendment Studies. His scholarship has been recognized with the Franklyn S.

Bosah Ebo
Professor of Communication
Fine Arts 216

B.S., M.A., Wisconsin; Ph.D., Iowa

Dr. Ebo teaches communication ethics, public relations and international communication. His research interests also include popular culture and media images of Africa. He edited the books Cyberghetto or Cybertopia: Race, Class and Gender on the Internet and Cyberimperialism: Global Relations in the New Electronic Frontier.

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Professor of Communication
Fine Arts 233

An authority and author on the topic of American first ladies, Myra Gutin, Ph.D., is the author of The President’s Partner: The First Lady in the Twentieth Century and Barbara Bush: First Lady of Literacy.

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Associate Professor of Communication
Fine Arts 222

Sheena C. Howard, Ph.D., is one of Rider’s most outspoken voices in print, online and on air.

Jackie Incollingo
Assistant Professor I of Communication
Fine Arts 226
Barry Janes
Professor of Communication
Fine Arts 220

B.A., M.A., Rutgers; Ph.D., New York University

Dr. Janes works and teaches electronic media theory, programming and technology. He has been a producer, director and/or writer of more than 100 video productions, and has advised numerous corporations, non-profit organizations and municipalities. Dr. Janes’ research interests include Broadcast Programming and History, and, most recently, the effective use of computer-based asynchronous technologies in the classroom.

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Assistant Professor of Communication
Fine Arts 224
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Associate Professor, Director M.A. Business Communication and M.A. Health Communication
Fine Arts 225

Currently, Allison Weidhaas, Ph.D., combines two fun and rewarding careers, public relations and higher education. After 10 years assisting a variety of companies with their public relations needs and teaching part-time, she returned to school to pursue her Ph.D. at the University of South Florida.

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Assistant Professor II
Fine Arts 236

Nancy Wiencek, Ph.D., is a full-time faculty member in higher education with experience in both undergraduate and graduate programs.

She has extensive professional experience in executive communication, public relations and fundraising.

Yun Xia
Professor of Communication
Fine Arts 238

B.A., M.A., Sichuan University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois

Dr. Xia is our resident multimedia specialist with expertise in the area of graphic communication in print and digital media. His research focuses on computer-mediated communication, semiotic analysis of the Internet, and human-computer interface design.

Scott Alboum
Video Technologies Coordinator
Fine Arts 245

B.S.C., M.F.A. University of Miami

Mr. Alboum serves as the video technologies coordinator and the advisor to R.U.N., the Rider University Network. He primarily teaches courses in television production and digital composting. Alboum is the founder and Chairman of the Passaic County Student Film and Video Festival. He also is serving on the Scholarship Jury. His production interests include documentary and narrative film production.

Jessi Oliano
Special Projects, MABC and CHS
Fine Arts 214
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Administrative Associate
Fine Arts 232