College of Arts & Sciences

Richard Dool (Director of Graduate Studies)
DMgt, University of Maryland (UC)
Assistant Professor of Communication
Dr. Richard Dool has over 25 years of diverse executive level management experience, including 18 years as a CEO. With a BA in Political Science & Administration from Fordham University, a MA in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall University, a MS in Management from Thomas Edison State College and a Doctorate in Management from the University of Maryland (UC), Dr. Dool has the excellent combination of educational accomplishments and practical experience valued by our students. A professor at Seton Hall since 2002, he currently teaches graduate level courses for the Communication Department.

Patricia Pilas Kuchon
PhD, City University of New York
Professor of Communication
Dr. Patricia Kuchon presently serves as a senior faculty member in our Graduate Communication Programs. For the past 38 years, she has successfully served as a communication resource to students, corporate and nonprofit agencies in the areas of gender communication, effective presentation skills and the language of leadership.  Her background in communication and psychology position her as an expert in personal and interpersonal communication effectiveness and diversity training.  Practical solutions and hands-on training are basic components of her dynamic teaching style.  Dr. Kuchon is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, holds a doctorate in Communication Sciences from City University of New York and has been interviewed on a number of television and radio programs.  Her professional experience includes working with Fortune 500 businesses, hospital and health care systems, public and private schools and hundreds of individuals including CEOs, physicians, politicians, sales persons, teachers and television personalities who wish to become more effective speakers, leaders and promoters of diversity in their workplaces.

Monsignor Dennis Mahon
PhD, Syracuse University
Associate Professor of Communication
Monsignor Mahon received his PhD in Mass Communication from Syracuse University, Newhouse School of Communication (1979). He served as a Vice Chancellor for Planning at Seton Hall from 1986-1995 and was the Vice President for Development at Catholic University of America from 1995-1997. In addition, Msgr. Mahon was the Executive Director of Catholic Community Services from 1997-2001 at Seton Hall, and is currently serving as a Senior faculty member in our Graduate Communication Programs. 

Adjunct Faculty

Walter Guarino
JD, Rutgers, The State University
Adjunct Professor of Strategic Communication
Dr. Guarino is the President of SSD&W Marketing and Communications in Montville, NJ. A graduate of Columbia University, he also holds a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law. With his many years of experience in communications as an executive in advertising and public relations, he brings a wealth of knowledge to share with MASC students while teaching courses which center on advertising. Known for his civic involvement, Dr. Guarino is a strong advocate of volunteerism.

Laura Iandiorio
MA, Rutgers University, The State University
Adjunct Professor of  Strategic Communication
Professor Laura Iandiorio is a copywriter and communications consultant, with close to 20 years of business writing experience that spans corporate, agency, non profit and consultancy fields. Before starting Iandiorio Consulting, she worked in the communications departments for Dun & Bradstreet and the New Jersey State Bar Association. She received a BA in Communication and Economics and an MA. in Communication and Information Studies, both from Rutgers University. She specializes in business-to-business writing and serves as an adjunct professor for Seton Hall University and previously for Rutgers University.

Kenneth H. Mizrach
MPH, University of Michigan
Adjunct Professor of Strategic Communication
Professor Mizrach is a seasoned Chief Executive Officer of the VA New Jersey Health Care System and has an impeccable track record as an organizational builder with strong leadership, strategic and analytical skills.   Professor Mizrach has a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and took part in the Harvard Summer Program for Senior Executives in 1997.  Usually found teaching Crisis Communication and Strategic Communication and Leadership, Professor Mizrach has been an adjunct faculty member since 2001. 


Director of Graduate Studies
Richard Dool, D.Mgt.

(973) 761-9490
Fahy Hall, 49

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