Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Mark Berkey-Gerard
Professor Mark Berkey-Gerard is the chair of the department and teaches online journalism and data journalism courses. His current research interests include mobile journalism, data journalism, trauma journalism, and the online news community in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Nick DiUlio
Professor DiUlio is an instructor and full-time freelance magazine writer and former editor of South Jersey Magazine. His work has appeared in publications such as New Jersey Monthly, Philadelphia Style, and the Courier-Post. Professor DiUlio teaches magazine article writing and online journalism classes.

Dianne Garyantes
Dr. Garyantes teaches news reporting, online journalism, health reporting, and senior seminar courses. She worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in CT, VT and NJ, and later as a TV producer for Banyan Productions, producing programming for The Discovery Channel, TLC, Discovery Health, and Twentieth Century Fox Television. She worked as a doctoral teaching assistant for Temple University’s multimedia journalism lab. Her research interests include multimedia journalism and the cultural competence of journalists.

Carl Hausman
Dr. Hausman teaches print, broadcast, and ethics courses. He is the author of 20 nonfiction books and the editor of a web-based newsletter on ethics. His interests include ethics, journalism of society, propaganda, and privacy issues. He earned his B.A. from the University of State of New York, M.A. from Antioch University, and a Ph.D. from Union Institute.

Candace Kelley 
Professor Kelley earned her B.A. from Howard University, M.S. from Syracuse University, and J.D. from Seton Hall Law School. Professor Kelley teaches broadcast writing and production courses as well as Media Law. She is the former host of the PBS-affiliated NJN television series, Another View. She is the recipient of three Telly awards. She has also been nominated for five Emmys.

Christina Lynn
Professor Lynn is a Rutgers journalism undergraduate and a 2005 graduate of Rowan’s public relations master's program. Professor Lynn teaches Publication Layout and Design. She is also a freelance writer and project manager of newsletters and annual reports for Rowan’s Colleges of Engineering.

Kathryn Quigley
Professor Quigley holds her B.A. from Villanova University and an M.A. from the University of Maryland. She teaches print writing courses and ethics and has worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Palm Beach Post, Orlando Sentinel, Daytona Beach News-Journal, and the Fayetteville Observer. Her interests include media ethics, children and families journalism, and pop culture.


George Anastasia
George Anastasia has been an adjunct professor at Rowan since 2014. He teaches journalism courses on crime reporting and feature writing. He also teaches a course on organized crime for the Department of Law and Justice. A former staff member of the Philadelphia Inquirer, he is the author of six books and two anthologies that focus on the criminal underworld. He currently works as a freelance reporter writing for the website bigtrial.net and contributing a regular column, Mob Scene, to JerseyMan and PhillyMan magazines.

Phil Anastasia
Professor Anastasia has taught at Rowan since 2004 and teaches magazine article writing and sports journalism. He has been a sports writer in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area since 1980 as well as a beat writer for the Philadelphia Eagles and sports columnist for the Courier-Post. Currently, he is a sports columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Ed Benkin
Ed Benkin is a sports anchor and reporter for KYW Radio in Philadelphia. He also works as a sports anchor for WIP Radio. Mr. Benkin served as the play-by-play announcer for radio football, hockey and lacrosse broadcasts at Princeton University from 1995-2012, and is currently the fill-in play-by-play announcer for Temple Football and Basketball. He brings this experience to his alma mater, Rowan University, as our Sports Broadcast professor.

Jerrold Haught
Professor Haught is the Regional Content Strategist/Coach for the Courier Post. A Rowan University graduate, he has a background in business reporting and section editing and has been a journalist since 2001. He teaches news reporting courses.

Tim Hawk
Tim Hawk is a multimedia specialist for NJ Advanced Media. His photos and videos regularly appear in The South Jersey Times and NJ.com. He teaches Photojournalism.

Kristine Houck
Professor Houck is an executive editor for SLACK Incorporated. She currently works on the four international editions of Ocular Surgery News, a newspaper covering ophthalmology around the world. She is also certified as an Editor in the Life Sciences. She teaches Publication Layout and Design.

Morgan Spade
Professor Spade earned an M.A. in public relations from Rowan University in 2003. She has worked in both the government and nonprofit sectors and currently works for a nonprofit financial institution in Philadelphia. She has also worked as a freelancer to create Web sites and marketing materials for a small gourmet chocolate company and a local Philadelphia rock band.

Amy Z. Quinn
Professor Quinn is an independent journalist who has written for The Philadelphia Inquirer, NewsWorks.org, Philadelphia City Paper and Allentown (PA) Morning Call. She has won various awards for her journalism skills and works diligently to continue her success. Professor Quinn teaches a variety of journalism courses, including news reporting and online journalism.

Nancy Reighn-Garron
Professor Reighn-Garron holds a B.A. in journalism and a M.A. in public relations from Rowan University. She teaches Publication Layout and Design and also works as a freelance magazine designer. Professor Reighn-Garron was formerly the Art Director for the Courier-Post and has experience with photograpy, production, advertising and marketing that complement her graphic design and journalism expertise.

Robert Tulini
Professor Tulini has a M.A. degree in mass media and communication from Temple University. He is a former editor at the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill. He has also worked in the newsroom of the South Jersey Bureau of The Philadelphia Inquirer in Cherry Hill and WCZN-AM in Aston, PA. Professor Tulini teaches a variety of courses.

Gerald Williams
Professor Williams has been a photojournalist for 30 years and an adjunct professor at Rowan since 2009. A photojournalism, film and TV graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, he also holds an M.A. in Digital Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. He has worked as an Assistant Director for WTTG-TV in Washington D.C., as well as a staff photographer at Newsday Newspaper in New York. A former staff photographer at the Philadelphia Inquirer, he is the recipient of over 150 international, national and regional photo awards. He is a seven-time Pulitzer prize nominee, three times being a finalist. Professor Williams teaches Photojournalism.

Deb Woodell
Professor Woodell has been an adjunct professor at Rowan since 1999. She is a Glassboro State College graduate and has been a journalist for more than 30 years. Currently, she is a sports copy editor at the Philadelphia Daily News and author of “Whistling Past the Graveyard,” a blog about cemeteries and land use. Professor Woodell teaches copy editing.