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Our Faculty

Leading media education with professional and academic expertise.

The faculty of Adelphi’s communications department have an international reputation for creative works and critical study, as evidenced by the works published, awards granted and fellowships earned by department members. Click on faculty names for more information about each professor’s experience and contact information. 


Margaret M. Cassidy
Department Chair
Blodgett Hall, Room 111D
p – 516.877.4914
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Mary Telehany
Administrative Assistant
Blodgett Hall, Room 113
p – 516.877.4905
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Anna Akerman

Margaret M. Cassidy
Department Chair

Peter Costello

John Drew

Mark B. Grabowski

Terrence Ross

Joan Stein Schimke

Paul Thaler

Adjunct Faculty

Zachary Borst

Liza N. Burby
Senior Adjunct Faculty
Advisor to the Delphian Newspaper

Salvatore J. Fallica

Sofia Fasos

Brenda Laux

Kimberly Lavery

Eric Mandelbaum

Timothy R. Novak

Cory Poccia

Kathy Rugh

Mehdi Salehi

Technical Staff

Jack Furtado
Technical Director
Blodgett Hall, Room 112B
p – 516.877.4908
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For further information, please contact:

Department of Communications
Blodgett Hall Room 113
p – 516.877.4905

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