The College of Communication and the Arts is home to many internationally recognized faculty. Our varied undergraduate and graduate programs are taught by experts in all relevant industries. Our faculty are comprised of performing artists, Pulitzer Prize winners, fine artists, museum curators, well-known authors, Fulbright Scholars, respected media critics, filmmakers and award winning designers.
Our professional faculty are guided by the understanding that students benefit from the study of theory, but that the application of real-life industry experience from a mentor with first-hand knowledge is invaluable.
As you’ll see below, our faculty are always on the move. Here are some of the most recent accomplishments by Communication and the Arts’ faculty.
Paul Christiansen, Associate Professor of Music
- Had paper "Hidden Musical Appeals to Targeted Groups in Television Ads for the 1960 Kennedy Campaign" accepted for the International Music and Sciences Symposium, to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, April 17-19, 2019.
- Named 2019 Researcher of the Year for the College of Communication and the Arts
- Awarded 2019 Researcher of the Year for Seton Hall University
Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, Professor of Art History and Museum Studies
- Co-chaired (with Mary Morton, Curator, National Gallery of Art) a session entitled "Bon anniversaire Monsieur Courbet!" at the College Art Association annual meeting in New York, February 13-16, 2019.
- Organized, with Isabel Taube (Rutgers University), a workshop on "The Ambient Interior in the United States During the Long Nineteenth Century" at the School of Visual Arts in New York on February 16, 2019. A selection of the nine papers presented at the workshop will be published in a special Terra-Foundation-funded issue of Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide that will have a strong digital humanities component.
- Published a review of the exhibition "The Rockies and the Alps: Bierstadt, Calame, and the Romance of the Mountains" (Newark Museum) in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Spring 2019.
- Completed article on Lawrence Alma Tadema's Portrait of Ignacy Jan Paderewski that will be published in the Journal of the National Museum in Warsaw, which owns the painting.
- Invited to serve as a panelist in a roundtable, together with Michael Fried, Thierry de Duve, and Ségolène LeMen, during a symposium on "Gustave Courbet and the Narratives of Modern Painting," Carl Friedrich Siemens Stiftung, Munich, March 27-29, 2019.
Dag Gabrielsen, Assistant Professor of Sound Production and Engineering
- Composed a new film score to the 1927 Hans Richter film Ghosts Before Breakfast that will be performed live by 20 Digitus Duo in Jubilee Hall at Seton Hall on March 19, 2019, which can be heard and seen on YouTube.
Gretchen Hall, Instructor of Theater
- Cast in The Immigrant by Mark Harelik, which will be performed at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ. The show runs from March 12 to April 7, 2019.
William H. Haney, Professor of Art and Design
- Exhibited, "Focal Point", International Juried Exhibition of Digital Art, Maryland Federation of Art (MFA), Annapolis, Maryland, 2019.
- Exhibited, "2018 Drawing Exhibition", International Juried Art Competition, Art Room Gallery, 2018.
- Exhibited, "RED 2018 Exhibition", International Juried Art Competition, The G25N Gallery, 2018.
- Exhibited, "Patterns II, Textures and Forms" International Juried Art Competition, Light Space and Time Gallery, 2018.
- Exhibited, "Living Marks", 5th National Juried Exhibition, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR, 2018.
- Exhibited, "Techne" An Exhibition Examining Science and Art, A National Open Juried Competition, ArtHaus Gallery, Williamsport, PA, 2018.
- Exhibited, "Motion and Movement" A Juried National Exhibition of the study of movement in art as historical and paradoxal, Southern California Art Galleries, CA, 2018.
- Exhibited, "DRAWING 2017" National Juried Art Competition Group Exhibit, Gallery 25N, Peekskill, NY 2018.
- Merit Award, 2018 Drawing Exhibition, International Juried Art Competition, Art Room Gallery.
- Special Merit Award, "Patterns II, Textures and Forms" International Juried Art
- Competition, Light Space and Time Gallery, 2018.
Juergen Heinrichs, Associate Professor of Art History
- Presented aspects of his sabbatical research at the biennial conference of the Collegium for African American Research (CAAR) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida, January 2019.
- Organized a College of Communication and the Arts-sponsored student excursion to visit contemporary art galleries and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, February 8, 2019.
James J. Kimble, Professor of Communication
- Opened the exhibition Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt, & the Four Freedoms at the George Washington University Textile Museum, the exhibition's third tour location, highlighted by a formal launch in the Longworth Building's Ways & Means Committee Room.
- Published a column in Politico Magazine, "Naomi Parker Fraley: The Improbable Icon of Feminism, 1921-2018," December 30, 2018.
- Published a book review of G. L. Henderson & M. J. Braun's Propaganda and Rhetoric in Democracy: History, Theory, Analysis in the journal, Rhetoric Review, volume 38 (2019).
Kathryn Lancioni, Faculty Associate in the Department of Journalism, Communication and Public Relations
- Pro Bono Guest Speaker for Bergen County Women's Professional Networking Group Luncheon: "Branding From the Inside Out: Conceiving and Creating your Personal Brand."
- Pro Bono Guest Speaker for NJ Business Executives Group Meeting: "Personal Branding & Entrepreneurship."
- Pro Bono PR Support for the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership's WONCON Conference, February 2019.
- Pro Bono PR Support for Spring Lake Toys Foundation Spring Gala, March 2019.
- Interviewed for an article by Susan Caminiti to be published on Considerable in Winter 2019. Focus of the piece: When Your Boss is Young Enough to be Your Kid.
Matthew Pressman, Assistant Professor of Journalism
- Winner of the 2019 PROSE (Professional and Scholarly Excellence) Award for best academic book in the category of Media and Cultural Studies (On Press: The Liberal Values That Shaped the News).
- New book On Press cited favorably in many publications, including The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Nation, and Politico.
- Gave a talk at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, titled "The American News Media: How It Got This Way," January 9, 2019.
Jon Radwan, Associate Professor of Communication
- Published "Leadership and Communication in The Bhagavad Gita: Unity, Duty, and Equanimity," Chapter in Managing by The Bhagavad Gita: Timeless Lessons for Today's Managers, Ed. Satinder Deman and A.D. Amar. Springer Press, 2019.
- Co-presented "The Rhetoric of Labelling, Hatred, and Oppression: #allwordsmatter" with Angela Kariotis at Seton Hall University's Inaugural MLK Day Symposium, January 2019.
- Submitted a co-authored manuscript "Nelson Mandela's Rivonia Address: Sabotage as Rhetorical Contact" for review with the Quarterly Journal of Speech.
- Submitted a presentation proposal for Seton Hall University's Women and Gender Studies Conference entitled "Communication Ethics in the Bhagavad Gita: Speech as Feminine Power of God."
Christopher Sharrett, Professor of Visual and Sound Media
- Authored "They Shall Not Grow Old- But All Shall Perish," Film International, February 2019.
- Authored "Parting Words: For Ken Russell… and Against Noise," Film International, February 2019.
Wayne Vollweiler, Instructor
- Co-producing and technical advisor on a new album for the South Florida based, alt-country band The Bloody 98s. Music arranging and recording is currently in progress.