Associate Faculty

The adjunct faculty at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication represents the best and brightest of the journalism community across the Phoenix metropolitan area, which is one of the largest media markets in the country. The part-time faculty includes current and former editors, reporters, designers, producers and public relations specialists from the region’s top newspapers, TV and radio stations, magazines, websites, PR firms and corporations.

Each year, one adjunct faculty member is recognized as the outstanding faculty associate of the year. Past winners include:

2013-2014 - Elvia Diaz
2012-2013 - Allysa Adams
2011-2012 - Gilbert Zermeño
2010-2011 - Tom Blodgett
2009-2010 - Richard Ruelas
2008-2009 - Jennifer Johnson and Andrea Decker
2007-2008 - Wilma Mathews
2006-2007 - Norm Ginsburg

The 2014 associate faculty are:

Jill Adair
Former news services editor, Independent Newspapers

Allysa Adams
Freelance journalist

Robert Anglen
Investigative reporter, The Arizona Republic

Matt Barcellos
Producer/director, PHXTV, City of Phoenix

Tom Blodgett
Assistant sports editor, azcentral sports

Michael Bluhm
Doctoral student, Cronkite School

Greg Boeck
Former sports writer, USA Today

Sonia Bovio
Doctoral student, Cronkite School

Joe Camporeale
Professional photographer

Lindsey Collom
Breaking news editor, The Arizona Republic

Dave Cornelius
Managing partner, C4 Accel

Kyle Crafton
CEO and co-founder, Casual Astronaut

Roy Dabner
Photographer, European Pressphoto Agency

John D’Anna
Page 1 Editor, The Arizona Republic

Deanna Dent
Multimedia journalist

Elvia Diaz
Editor, La Voz

Nancie Dodge
Media consultant

Heather Lovett Dunn
Managing editor, 12 News, KPNX-TV

Becca Dyer
Page 1 copy editor, The Arizona Republic

Chuck Emmert
Station manager, Know99 Television

Tom Fergus
News videographer, FOX 10, KSAZ-TV

Eric Fischer
Head of global media, GoDaddy

Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig
CEO/editor-in-chief, shades Magazine

Michelle Fortin
Freelance reporter and producer

Joseph Garcia
Director, ASU Morrison Institute Latino Public Policy Center

Christia L. Gibbons
Editor, InMaricopa; city editor, Arcadia News

Bill Goodykoontz
Chief film critic, Gannett; film critic, The Arizona Republic

David Gordon
Copy editor, The Arizona Republic

Ronald J. Hansen
Reporter, The Arizona Republic

Stephen Harding
Homepage editor,

Denise Hawken-Collins
Sports media professional

Ceasar Hernandez
Technical producer, CBS 5, KPHO-TV

Sean Holstege
Senior reporter, The Arizona Republic

Amber Hutchins
Former PR professional

Michael Kiefer
Senior reporter, The Arizona Republic

Nicole Koester
Former news reporter

John Leach
Managing partner, Digital Strategies

Maddie Liseblad
Doctoral student, Cronkite School

Morgan Loew
Investigative reporter, CBS 5, KPHO-TV

Peter Madrid
Communications specialist, Cushman & Wakefield Arizona

Jim Manley
CEO, director, Manley Films

Robert McJannet
Special projects editor, CBS 5, KPHO-TV

Kathryn McManus
MarCom consultant

Greg Moore
Editor, West Region, The Associated Press

Holliday Moore
Reporter and assignment editor, KTAR News and CBS 5

Karla Navarrete
Freelance reporter

David Natharius, Ph.D.
Professor emeritus of communication and humanities, California State University, Fresno

Dawn Nici
News anchor and social media coordinator, KFNN Money Radio

Chelsea O'Donnell
Designer, Gannett Company

Robin J. Phillips
Web content manager, City of Glendale

Theresa Poulson
Video journalist

Jessica Pucci
Managing editor, DRAFT Magazine

Brian Rackham
Doctoral student, former television news director

Josh Rawitch
Senior vice president of communications, Arizona Diamondbacks

Catherine Reagor
Senior reporter, The Arizona Republic

Kelly Roach
Communications consultant

Jose M. Romero
Freelance writer and editor

Miles Romney
Doctoral student, Cronkite School

Kristy Roschke
Doctoral student, Cronkite School

Richard Ruelas
Reporter, The Arizona Republic

Anthony Ryan
Head designer, instructor and social media evangelist, anthonyryanmedia

Mike Sauceda
Producer, Arizona Horizon

Mark Scarp
Communications manager, Heard Museum

Dave Seibert
Senior multimedia producer, The Arizona Republic

Celeste Sepessy
Managing editor, Virgo Publishing

Maren Showkeir
Writer, editor and consultant

Ceeon Quiett Smith
Former executive assistant of communications, cities of Detroit and New Orleans

Glen Stephens
Station director, Mesa Channel 11

Mike Sunnucks
Writer, Phoenix Business Journal

Karen Werner
Owner, Kwink Media

Gilbert Zermeño
Investigative producer/Photojournalist, CBS 5, KPHO-TV