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:

2016-2017 - 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:

Ameema Ahmed
Content planner, ABC15, KNXV-TV

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

Bryan Bender
Defense editor, POLITICO

Tom Blodgett
Editor, Community Impact Newspapers

Greg Boeck
Former sports writer, USA Today

Dennis Bonilla
Chief Technology Officer, Baltu Studios

Torie Bosch
Future Tense editor, Slate

Sonia Bovio
Doctoral student

Jamie Bowen
Doctoral student

Patrick Breen
Photographer, The Arizona Republic/

Christy Bricks
Producer, 12 News, KPNX-TV

Joseph Camporeale
Freelance photographer

Lindsey Collom
Breaking news editor, The Arizona Republic/

Roy Dabner
Photojournalist, European Passport Agency

Ebonye Delaney
Media production instructional coordinator, Arizona PBS

Gregg Elder
Media specialist, University of Arizona

Chuck Emmert
Station manager, know99 TV, City of Phoenix

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

Ali Forbes
Faculty adviser, KASC 1330 AM, Blaze Radio

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

Christia Gibbons
Freelance journalist

Bill Goodykoontz
Film critic, The Arizona Republic/USA Today Network

David Gordon
Copy editor, The Arizona Republic/

Jordan Hamm
Reporter, Sports360AZ

Mike Harris
Multimedia journalist, City of Glendale

Denise Hawken-Collins
Stage manager, Fox Sports Arizona

Ceasar Hernandez
Technical producer, 3TV, KTVK-TV

Sean Holstege
Freelance journalist

Sarah Kezele
Freelance journalist

Syleste Knudson
News anchor, FOX 10, KSAZ-TV

Nicole Koester
TV news professional

Christopher Krull
Doctoral student

Carl Lemon
Freelance videographer

Ilana Lowery
Executive editor, Business Real Estate Weekly

Al Macias
News director, KJZZ Radio

Peter Madrid
Owner, Madrid Media

Jim Manley
CEO, Manley Films & Media

Kirsten Markson
Director of insights and planning, Tallwave

Holliday Moore
Reporter, KJZZ Radio

Edward Olsen
Owner, ReThinc advertising/Line Drive Sports marketing

John Pierce
Doctoral student

Maria Polletta
Reporter, The Arizona Republic/

Penelope Price
Documentary filmmaker

Josh Rawitch
Sr. Vice President, content and communications, Arizona Diamondbacks

Catherine Reagor
Reporter, The Arizona Republic/

Gail Rhodes
Freelance broadcast journalist

Jose Romero
Freelance journalist

Donna Rossi
Retired broadcast journalist

Richard Ruelas
Reporter, The Arizona Republic/

Jeffrey Schneider
Executive producer, 12 News, KPNX-TV

Celeste Sepessy
Editor, Casual Astronaut marketing

Amy Silverman
Freelance writer

Jason Stone
Freelance journalist

Mike Sunnucks
Writer, Sports Business Journal

Sarah Ventre
Senior producer, KJZZ Radio

Ryan Woodcock
Director of communications, Waste Management Phoenix Open

Bob Young
Former sports reporter, Arizona Republic/