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:

2015-2016 - Tom Fergus
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
Editor, Mesa News Today

Allysa Adams
Executive producer, Arizona Horizon

Glen Anderson
Newscast director, FOX 10, KSAZ-TV

Robert Anglen
Business reporter, The Arizona Republic/

Eduardo Ayala
Investigative producer/photojournalist, CBS 5, KPHO-TV

Tom Blodgett
Community content specialist, The Arizona Republic/

Greg Boeck
Former sports writer, USA Today

Sonia Bovio
Doctoral student, Cronkite School

Jamie Bowen
Doctoral student, Cronkite School

Patrick Breen
Photographer, The Arizona Republic/

Dave Cornelius
Campus director, C4 Accel

Jayson Chesler
Co-founder, Terrainial VR

Roy Dabner
Photographer, European Pressphoto Agency

John D'Anna
Editor, digital / print editors, The Arizona Republic/

Deanna Dent
Photographer and videographer, ASU Now

Nancie Dodge
Media consultant

Becca Dyer
Page 1 copy editor, The Arizona Republic/

Heather Eaton
Educator, Tolleson Union High School District

Larry Edsall
Editorial director, Classic Car News

Gregg Elder
Videographer, State of Arizona

Charles Emmert
Station manager, Know99 Television

Tom Fergus
News videographer/reporter, FOX 10, KSAZ-TV

Valeria Fernández
Independent multimedia journalist and producer

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

Joe Fortunato
Faculty, ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Josh Frigerio
Real-time editor, ABC15, KNXV-TV

Katherine Fritcke
Producer/reporter, KJZZ Radio

Joseph Garcia
Director of Latino Public Policy Center, ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy

Christia L. Gibbons
Writer, editor, communications consultant

Denise Hawken-Collins
Sports media professional, FOX Sports Arizona

Ceasar Hernandez
Technical producer, CBS 5, KPHO-TV

Andrew Heyward
Principal, Heyward Advisory LLC

Shanna Hogan
Author, St. Martin's Press

Sean Holstege
Freelance journalist

Amber Hutchins, Ph.D.
PR consultant

Courtland Jeffrey
Data visualizer/beat journalist, ABC 15, KNXV-TV

Nicole Koester
TV news professional

John Leach
Managing partner, Digital Strategies LLC

Carl Lemon
Videographer, Lemon Video

Maddie Liseblad
Doctoral student, Cronkite School

Morgan Loew
Investigative reporter, CBS 5, KPHO-TV

Ilana Lowery
Editor-in-chief, Phoenix Business Journal

Albert Macias
News director, KJZZ Radio

Peter Madrid
Communications specialist

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

Greg Moore
Senior editor, ASU Now

Holliday Moore
Reporter and assignment editor, KTAR News, and CBS 5, KPHO-TV

Karla Navarrete
Freelance journalist

Kirstin Pellizzaro
Doctoral student, Cronkite School

Patricia Piburn
Doctoral student, Cronkite School

Catherine Reagor
Senior journalist, The Arizona Republic/

Mark Reda
Broadcast production professional

Gail Rhodes
Freelance journalist

Kelly Roach
Communications consultant

Jose Romero
Freelance writer/editor

Richard Ruelas
Reporter, The Arizona Republic/

Fernanda Santos
Phoenix Bureau chief, The New York Times

Mark Scarp
Communications manager, Heard Museum

Jeff Schneider
Executive sports producer, 12 News, KPNX-TV

Celeste Sepessy
Editor, Casual Astronaut

Maren Showkeir
Writer, editor and consultant

Glen Stephens
Broadcast and multimedia director, City of Mesa

Jason Stone
Radio news producer, Clear Channel Radio

Mike Sunnucks
Senior writer, Phoenix Business Journal

Steven Totten
Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal

Brian Turner
Broadcast technology teacher, Agua Fria High School

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

Kelly Vaughn
Managing editor, Arizona Highways

Maureen West
Communications consultant

Evan Wyloge
Senior reporter, Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting

Bob Young
Retired sports reporter and columnist, The Arizona Republic/

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