Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Public Relations & Advertising
Faculty & Staff

All faculty and staff offices are located at 301 W High St., Glassboro, NJ 08028.

The most recent research, scholarship, and creative works are listed here.

Dr. Suzanne Sparks FitzGerald, Professor and Chair, APR, Fellow PRSA
sparks@rowan.edu, 856-256-4265
B.A. Eastern University, M.S. Drexel University, Ph.D. Temple University
Dr. FitzGerald is Chair of the Public Relations and Advertising Department. She serves as accreditation chair for the Philadelphia Chapter of PRSA. Dr. FitzGerald's research interests include credibility of PR and advertising and PR education.

Nancy Dunn, Department Secretary
dunn@rowan.edu, 856-256-4312

Lori Block, Professional Advisor
block@rowan.edu, 856-256-4459

Dr. Joseph N. Basso, Professor, APR
B.A. Rowan University, M.A. Rowan University, Ph.D. Texas A&M, J.D. Widener University
Dr. Basso is a practicing attorney who also serves as a consultant in the areas of business writing and organizational planning. He is co-author of The Writer's Toolbox. Dr. Basso's research interests include media law, corporate training and business writing.

Susan A. Bowman, Professor
B.F.A. San Francisco Art Institute, M.F.A. Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, M.P.S. Pratt Institute
Professor Bowman came to Rowan University from an active career in editorial and publication design in NYC where she worked for the New York Times Magazine Group, Gruner + Jahr USA, and Sesame Street as Creative Director of Publications. She has been freelancing as a professional designer since 1998. Recent scholarly and creative works include her design for three broadsheet LEF(t) Special Edition Publications, selectively curated and included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, a highly respected exhibition. Her most recent publication is Painted, Stacked, and Suspended, a 240-page monograph book on artist Russel Maltz. Recent conference presentations focused on airport design systems and experiential objects in design. 

Dr. Kristine C. Johnson, Assistant Professor
B.S. University of Texas, M.S. Texas Christian University, Ph.D. Florida State University
Dr. Johnson teaches courses in marketing communication and advertising. She has industry experience in advertising and a background in radio broadcasting. Dr. Johnson's research focuses on consumer behavior, especially in relation to online media, and her work has been published in The Journal of Radio and Audio Media.

Dr. Bokyung Kim, Assistant Professor

B.A. Handong Global University, M.A. Michigan State University, Ph.D. University of Missouri

Dr. Kim's public relations scholarship includes strategic conflict management, organizational transparency, and social media effects research. She has presented over 23 peer-reviewed conference papers, including a top-paper award at the Public Relations Society of America's (PRSA) Health Academy Conference. In addition, her recent publications appear in journals such as Cogent Business & Management JournalJournalism & Mass Communication QuarterlyAsian Journal of Public Relations, and Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

Asi Nia-Schoenstein, Assistant Professor, APR
B.A. Clark University, M.S. Boston University
Professor Nia-Schoenstein has 25 years of experience in international, corporate, and agency public relations. She has worked in various European and Middle Eastern countries. Professor Nia-Schoenstein's scholarship is focused on international public relations and advertising and cross-cultural communication.

Dr. Alison Novak, Assistant Professor
B.A. Marist College, Ph.D. Drexel University
Dr. Novak teaches courses in the graduate and undergraduate public relations program. Before attending Drexel University, she worked in media relations in the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Commission under Governor Paterson in New York. Her scholarship includes looking at public engagement in political campaigns. She has presented over 20 peer-reviewed conference papers and published in journals such as Review of Communication. She is the editor of Defining Identity and the Changing Scope of Culture in the Digital Age and the author of Media, Millennials, and Politics.

Dr. Ashley Pattwell, Assistant Professor
B.A. Muhlenberg College, Ph.D. Drexel University
Dr. Pattwell teaches courses in advertising and public relations, in the undergraduate and graduate program. Her research interests include celebrity, critical branding studies, and popular culture. Her work has appeared in The International Journal of Communication and Popular Communication. Prior to her academic career, she worked at a Manhattan PR agency on issues management and crisis communication. 

Dr. Matthew Pittman, Assistant Professor
B.A. James Madison University, M.Div. Fuller Theological Seminary, Ph.D. University of Oregon
Dr. Pittman's scholarship looks at various intersections of social media effects, brand strategy, and emotions. His research was published in journals such as Computers in Human Behavior, First Monday, Journal of Media Ethics, and Journal of Social Media in Society. His career in academia is preceded by freelance media production and complemented by digital marketing consulting.  

Dr. Olga Vilceanu, Associate Professor
B.A. University of Bucharest, M.A. University of Bucharest, Ph.D. Temple University
Dr. Vilceanu's teaching is informed by her international background and experience in communication and management in industry, political organizations, and higher education. Her research interests include semantic network analysis of advertising and media coverage of major issues in science and technology, and communication campaigns using fragmented media, as well as framing, international, and interpersonal communication.

Gina Audio
B.A. Rowan University, M.A. Rowan University, M.A.Ed. University of Phoenix
Professor Audio has 20 years of experience in public relations in the for-profit and non-profit sectors in southern New Jersey. She's currently conducting her doctoral research at the University of Phoenix. Professor Audio's scholarship is focused on cultural diversity, poverty and social problems.

M. Toni Buckley
B.A. Rowan University, M.A. University of Pennsylvania
Professor Buckley's teaching is informed by over 20 years' experience working in advertising and public relations firms in NYC and Philadelphia, supporting Fortune 40, 100, and 500 firms and celebrity brands. Her research explores public relations theory in the context of higher education. 

Prof. Edward H. Moore, Faculty Emeritus
B.A. Rowan University, M.A. Rowan University
Professor Moore has more than 20 years of experience as a communications executive and educator. His most-recent books include: The School and Community Relations (Allyn Bacon), School-PR Research Primer (NSPRA), Mastering E-Newsletters (NSPRA), and School Public Relations for Student Success (Corwin). Professor Moore's research interests include educational public relations and technology in PR and advertising.

Patricia Quigley
B.A. Rowan University, M.A. Rowan University
Professor Quigley is an assistant director of Media & Public Relations at Rowan University. She is an award-winning PR professional and journalist, with more than 35 years of experience in communication fields. In addition to her positions at Rowan University, she is a freelance writer whose work has been published regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Claire Riggs, APR
B.A. Temple University, M.A. Rowan University
Professor Riggs has more than 20 years of experience in corporate communications, community relations, crisis management, and government affairs, primarily in the energy and petrochemical industry. Her scholarship focuses on community engagement, effective partnerships, and philanthropic outreach. In addition to teaching, she currently consults as a strategic communication consultant for an integrated marketing and design firm, chairs of the Appel Farm Arts & Music Center Marketing Committee, and serves on the United Way of Gloucester County Campaign Committee. 

Louis F. Rodolico
B.S. Drexel University, M.A. Temple University
Professor Rodolico has over 25 years of experience in the communications industry including management positions in marketing, advertising, research, promotion, sales and public relations. Professor Rodolico ties his industry experience and academic background to the classroom in a creative and informative fashion.