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It’s easy to get to know the journalism faculty and staff on the third floor of Sage Hall. Our department includes seven full-time faculty members, as well as adjunct instructors and an internship coordinator.

Often, the first friendly face you will meet is Cindy Schultz, our program assistant who manages daily operations from our main office at 3003 Sage Hall. Students are welcome to meet with Department Chair, Sara Hansen, for insights on any topic, such as degree options, curriculum and student opportunities.

Faculty and staff have advanced degrees and professional experience in the field, and continue to engage in research and creative media work year-round to augment teaching. Our highly productive faculty regularly publish in top media journals, write textbooks of use nationwide and engage in creative and journalism work in the field. This scholarship and modern practice help students have opportunities to participate in media projects.

Students can rely on our faculty, staff and internship coordinator to provide mentoring, career advice, resume assistance, professional networking and job recommendations.


Click on each professor’s photo to learn more about them.

“The professors in the journalism department are so wonderful. They want to see students succeed and take the time to do everything they can so that can happen.”

Heather Tice '19

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Vincent Filak, Ph.D.

Office: Sage 3487
Phone: (920) 424-0352


Tim Gleason
T. R. Gleason, Ph.D., Director of IWM

Office: Sage 3485
Phone: (920) 424-7298


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Sara Steffes Hansen, Ph.D., Chair

Office: Sage 3489
Phone: (920) 424-7147


Kimberly Kelling, Ph. D

Assistant Professor
Office: Sage 3483
Phone: (920) 424- 7144


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Shu-Yueh Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Office: Sage 3605
Phone: (920) 424-1151

Kristine Nicolini, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: Sage 3481
Phone: (920) 424-1105


Instructional Academic Staff

Barb Benish, MBA

Office: Sage 3609
Phone: (920) 424-7145



Jean A. Giovanetti, MA

Office: Sage 3479
Phone: (920) 424-2342

Grace Lim, MS

Office: Sage 3603
Phone: (920) 279-6399

University Staff

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Cindy Lou Schultz

Office: Sage 3003
Phone: (920) 424-1042