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:

2017-2018 - Maureen West
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:

Tim Agnes

Ameema Ahmed
Associate editor, Arizona Highways Magazine

Robert Anglen
Investigative reporter, The Arizona Republic/

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

Brian Bender
Defense editor, Politico

Jay Bennett

Tom Blodgett
Editor, Community Impact Newspapers

Greg Boeck
Former sports writer, USA Today Network

Sonia Bovio
Doctoral student

Patrick Breen
Photographer, The Arizona Republic/

Joseph Camporeale
Freelance photographer

Chris Cole
Sports producer, The Arizona Republic/

Mike Cruz
Breaking news editor, The Arizona Republic/

Kevin Curran
Former TV assignment editor

Roy Dabner
Photojournalist, European Passport Agency

Mark Dalton
SVP media relations, SVP, Arizona Cardinals

Katherine Davis-Young
Freelance journalist

Isaac Easley
Content producer, Phoenix Suns

Heather Eaton
Educator, Cronkite School

Chuck Emmert
Station manager, know99 TV, City of Phoenix

Tom Fergus
Videographer/reporter, FOX 10, KSAZ-TV

Ali Forbes
Faculty adviser, KASC 1330 AM, Blaze Radio

Lynn French
Photographer/videographer, FOX 10, KSAZ-TV

Joseph Garcia
Director of Communication, ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy

Christia Gibbons
Freelance journalist

David Gordon
Copy editor, The Arizona Republic/

Tracy Greer
Editor, The Athletic

Jordan Hamm
Reporter, Sports360AZ

Mike Harris
Multimedia journalist, City of Glendale

Denise Hawken-Collins
Stage manager, Fox Sports Arizona

Kristin Hege
CEO & founder, Convey Communications

William Hill
Former sports editor

Sean Holstege
Freelance journalist

Courtland Jeffrey
Data journalist, ABC15 Arizona, KNXV-TV

Weldon Johnson
Reporter, The Arizona Republic/

Sarah Kezele
Freelance host

Michael Kiefer

Steve Kilar
Communications director, American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona

Syleste Knudson
TV news anchor, Fox 10 KSAZ-TV

Nicole Koester
TV news professional

Alex Lancial
Managing director, Scale Storytelling

Kailey Latham
News producer, ABC15 Arizona, KNXV-TV

Christine Lavelle
Director of content development, Winsight LLC

Jane Lee

Carl Lemon
Freelance videographer

Al Macias
News director, KJZZ Radio

Peter Madrid
Owner, Madrid Media

Tuesday Mahrle
Digital projects manager, Times Media Group

Kirsten Markson
Director of insights and planning, Tallwave

Ian McGibboney
Page editor, USA Today Network

Holliday Moore
Reporter, KJZZ Radio

Edward Olsen
Owner, ReThinc advertising/Line Drive Sports marketing

Janette Reagor
Senior journalist, The Arizona Republic/

Gail Rhodes
Sports reporter

James Ross

Richard Ruelas
Reporter, The Arizona Republic/

Jeffrey Schneider
Executive producer, 12 News, KPNX-TV

Celeste Sepessy
Editor, ASU News Co/Lab

Jason Snavely
Host/producer, FOX Sports Arizona

Glen Stephens
Broadcast & multimedia director, City of Mesa

Jason Stone
Reporter, East Valley Tribune

Mike Sunnucks
Writer, Sports Business Journal

Brian Turner
Training designer, eLearn and media, Maricopa County

Ryan Woodcock
Director of communications, Waste Management Phoenix Open

Bob Young
Former sports reporter, Arizona Republic/