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:

2014-2015 - Greg Boeck
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 associate faculty are:

Jill Adair
Freelance journalist

Allysa Adams
Freelance journalist

Jay Alabaster
Doctoral student, Cronkite School

Matt Barcellos
Producer/director, PHXTV, City of Phoenix

Tom Blodgett
Assistant sports editor, azcentral sports

Greg Boeck
Former sports writer, USA Today

Sonia Bovio
Doctoral student, Cronkite School

Patrick Breen
Photographer, The Arizona Republic

Joseph Camporeale
Professional photographer

Jerry Cobb
Director of communications, Maricopa County Attorney's Office

Lindsey Collom
Breaking news editor, The Arizona Republic

Dave Cornelius
Managing partner, C4 Accel

Roy Dabner
Photographer, European Pressphoto Agency

Deanna Dent
Multimedia journalist

Elvia Diaz
Editor, La Voz

John Dille
President, Federated Media

Nancie Dodge
Media consultant

Becca Dyer
Page 1 copy editor, The Arizona Republic

Gregg Elder
Videographer, Barrett-Jackson

Chuck Emmert
Station manager, Know99 Television

Tom Fergus
News videographer, FOX 10, KSAZ-TV

Eric Fischer
Head of Global Media and Sponsorship, GoDaddy

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

Joseph Garcia
Director, ASU Morrison Institute Latino Public Policy Center

Christia L. Gibbons
Freelance journalist

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

David Gordon
Copy editor, The Arizona Republic

Stephen Harding
Homepage editor,

Denise Hawken-Collins
Sports media professional

Jennifer Gaie Hellum
Social media coach and consultant

JJ Hensley
Digital content editor, azcentral

Ceasar Hernandez
Technical producer, CBS 5, KPHO-TV

Sean Holstege
Senior reporter, The Arizona Republic

Amber Hutchins, Ph.D.
PR consultant

Betty M. van Iersel
Lecturer in communications, George Washington University

Nicole Koester
TV news professional

Kelly Vaughn Kramer
Managing editor/books editor, Arizona Highways Magazine

John Leach
Managing partner, Digital Strategies LLC

Maddie Liseblad
Doctoral student, Cronkite School

Morgan Loew
Investigative reporter, CBS 5, KPHO-TV

Ilana Lowery
Editor-in-chief, Phoenix Business Journal

Peter Madrid
Communications specialist, Cushman & Wakefield Arizona

Jason Manning
Executive director of strategic communication and digital media, ASU Educational Outreach and Student Services

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

Aliya Mood
Designer, The Arizona Republic

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

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

Kirstin Pellizzaro
Doctoral student, Cronkite School

Robin J. Phillips
Senior content developer, Castelazo Content

Theresa Poulson
Video journalist

Jessica Pucci
Audience editor, McMurry/TMG

Brian Rackham
Doctoral student, former television news director

Josh Rawitch
Senior vice president, communications, Arizona Diamondbacks

Mark Reda
Coordinating producer, Fox Sports Arizona

Kelly Roach
Communications consultant

Jose M. Romero
Freelance writer; managing editor, The Sporting Nation

Kristy Roschke
Doctoral student, Cronkite School

Richard Ruelas
Reporter, The Arizona Republic

Mark Scarp
Communications manager, Heard Museum

Dave Seibert
Senior multimedia producer, The Arizona Republic

Maren Showkeir
Writer, editor and consultant

Glen Stephens
Station director, Mesa Channel 11

Mike Sunnucks
Writer, Phoenix Business Journal

Karen Werner
Owner, Kwink Media

Maureen West
Communication consultant, nonprofit freelance writer

Evan Wyloge
Senior reporter, Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting

Bill Wyman
Former arts editor of and NPR

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