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:

Jill Adair
Editor, Mesa News Today

Jay Alabaster
Doctoral student

Robert Anglen
Investigative reporter, The Arizona Republic/

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

Bryan Bender
Defense editor, POLITICO

Tom Blodgett
Editorial Adviser, The State Press

Greg Boeck
Former sports writer, USA Today

Karen Bordeleau
Executive editor (retired), The Providence Journal

Jamie Bowen
Doctoral student

Sonia Bovio
Doctoral student

Patrick Breen
Photographer, The Arizona Republic/

Joseph Camporeale
Contract photographer, USA Today Sports Image

Chris Cole
Sports producer, The Arizona Republic/

Lindsey Collom
Breaking news editor, The Arizona Repubilc/

Mark Dalton
Senior VP/media relations, Arizona Cardinals

Justin Doom
Freelance journalist

Rebecca Dyer
News digital producer, The Arizona Republic/

Isaac Easley
Creative content producer/Phoenix Suns

Gregg Elder
Videographer/Producer, University of Arizona

Allison Forbes
Doctoral student

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

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

Lynn French
Photographer/Videographer, ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

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

Christia L. Gibbons
Writer, editor, communications consultant

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

Denise Hawken-Collins
Sports media professional, FOX Sports Arizona

Ceasar Hernandez
Technical producer, CBS 5, KPHO-TV

Shanna Hogan
Author, St. Martin's Press

Sean Holstege
Freelance journalist, Wordslinger LLC

Amber Hutchins, Ph.D.
Associate professor, Kennesaw State University

Syleste Rodriguez Knudson
News anchor, KSAZ Fox 10

Nicole Koester
TV news professional

John Leach
Managing partner, Digital Strategies LLC

Carl Lemon
Videographer, Lemon Video

Maddie Liseblad
Doctoral student

Morgan Loew
Investigative reporter, CBS 5, KPHO-TV

Albert Macias
News director, KJZZ Radio

Peter Madrid
Owner, Madrid Media

Elizabeth Mays
Marketing director, Rebus Community, Pressbooks

Ted Miller
Freelance writer

Holliday Moore
Reporter, KJZZ Radio

Sarah Muench
Consultant with Marts & Lundy, Publicher of

Mi-Ai Parrish
Professor of Practice

Kirstin Pellizzaro
Doctoral student

Patricia Piburn
Doctoral student

Gail Rhodes
Doctoral student

Kelly Roach
Communications consultant

Jose Romero
Freelance writer/editor

Richard Ruelas
Reporter, The Arizona Republic/

Mark Scarp
Communications manager, Arizona Commerce Authority

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

Celeste Sepessy
Editor, Casual Astronaut marketing

Glen Stephens
Broadcast and multimedia director, City of Mesa

Jason Stone
Radio news producer, Clear Channel Radio

Mike Sunnucks
Senior writer, Phoenix Business Journal

Brian Turner
Instructional technology coordinator, Maricopa County

Maureen West
Communications consultant

Ryan Woodcock
Director of communications, Waste Management Phoenix Open