Faculty

The journalism faculty is among the most productive in the university.

In the past several years our faculty have published 28 books, 63 book chapters, 94 journal articles and produced many other works. Many of these have been highly acclaimed in both scholarly and lay circles. Faculty have also made numerous other contributions to teaching and university life.

You’ll find Journalism and Media Studies faculty who teach in the DJD Program listed below. Meet all JMS faculty on our departmental Web page.

Monica Ancu

Associate Professor

Monica Ancu studies the role of online technologies, especially online social media, in political campaigns.

Chris Campbell

Multimedia Specialist

Chris is the multimedia specialist at VideoWorks, USF St. Petersburg’s onsite video production studio.

Edgardo Dangond

Technical Director

Edgardo Dangond is the technical director at VideoWorks, USF St. Petersburg’s onsite video production studio.

Deni Elliott

Professor
Eleanor Poynter Jamison Chair in Media Ethics and Press Policy

Dr. Elliott specializes in practical ethics.

Casey Frechette

Visiting Assistant Professor
Web Strategist & Consultant

Dr. Frechette teaches digital media and researches the role of technology in learning.

Joseph Gamble

Visiting Faculty
Professional Photographer

Joseph holds an MFA from the Savannah College of Art Design.

Victoria Lim

Guest Blogger
Media Convergence Expert

Victoria is an award-winning journalist and internationally-recognized expert in multimedia/multi-platform storytelling.

Donovan Myrie

Visiting Faculty

Donovan is a Ph.D. student in the graduate program at Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio. On occasion, he freelances as a field producer for NBC News Channel.

Casey Peterson

Academic Program Specialist

Casey Peterson is a staff member in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at USF St. Petersburg, where he assists with administrative duties for both the physical and online degree programs.

Tom Scherberger

Visiting Faculty
USFSP Communications Director

Before joining USFSP as Communications Director, Tom spent nearly 20 years at the Tampa Bay Times.

David Snyder

Adjunct Professor

David graduated from the University of South Florida, where he was awarded a B.A. in English. He received a J.D., summa cum laude, and graduated first in his class from Stetson University.

Alison Steele

Senior Partner
Rahdert, Steele, Reynolds & Driscoll, P.A

Alison advises media concerning First Amendment and business issues.

Terry Tomalin

Outdoors-Fitness Editor
Tampa Bay Times

Terry Tomalin is the Outdoors-Fitness Editor for the Tampa Bay Times. His new book, Everyday Adventures, is an insider’s guide to 80 different, fun-filled Florida outdoor activities.

Mark Jerome Walters

Associate Professor
Director, Digital Journalism and Design

Dr. Walters, a professional journalist and veterinarian, received his master’s degree from Columbia University School of Journalism and a D.V.M. from Tufts University.

Paul (Xiaopeng) Wang

Assistant Professor
Interim Director, Graduate Program

Paul (Xiaopeng) Wang received his doctoral degree in journalism and mass communication from the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University.

Debbie Wolfe

Adjunct Faculty

Debbie Wolfe is a reporter, managing editor, photojournalist, stringer for the Associate Press, college-level journalism educator/administrator and news researcher.