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David Abrahamson

David Abrahamson

Professor
Phone: 847-467-4159 | Email: d-abrahamson@northwestern.edu

David Abrahamson's research focuses on literary journalism, long-form journalism, contemporary magazine media ecosystems, and 20th century media history. He is the author of “Magazine-Made America,” co-editor of the "Routledge Handbook of Magazine Research” and general editor of a 26-volume historical series, "Visions of the American Press."

Christopher Benson

Christopher Benson

Associate Professor
Phone: 847-491-2085 | Email: christopher.benson@northwestern.edu

Chris Benson's work is situated at the intersection of critical race theory, narrative theory, and media studies. His work focuses on social issues we are confronting in areas of stereotypes, hate speech, symbolic representation (e.g. nooses, swastikas, burning crosses, memorials) and media responsibility in clarifying meaning.

Martin Block

Martin P. Block

Professor
Phone: 847-491-5298 | Email: mp-block@northwestern.edu

Martin Block is an expert in marketing mix models, marketing research and analytical techniques, sales promotion, advertising management, direct marketing and entertainment marketing. He formerly consulted and conducted research for the cable television industry, and has served as an expert witness in cases involving marketing communication issues.

Gerry Chiaro

Gerry Chiaro

Lecturer and Director of IMC Immersion Quarter
Phone: 312-543-4829 | Email: g-chiaro@northwestern.edu

Gerry Chiaro is an innovative marketing leader and educator with a focus on teamwork and leadership. Before joining the faculty at Medill, his career focused on learning and mastering brand management marketing, leading marketing teams at marketing technology firms and consulting in his own practice.

Tom Collinger

Tom Collinger

Associate Professor and Executive Director of Medill IMC Spiegel Digital & Database Research Center
Phone: 847-467-3433 | Email: t-collinger@northwestern.edu

Tom Collinger specializes in understanding the financial impact of the new ways customers engage with enterprises. He is executive director of the Spiegel Research Center, which focuses on proving what types of engagement drive value. This is done through deep data analysis of engagement and transaction behaviors that supportive company partners share with SRC.

Susan Curtis

Susan Mango Curtis

Associate Professor
Phone: 847-467-2999 | Email: mangocurtis@northwestern.edu

Susan Mango Curtis is an educator, designer and consultant. She specializes in visual storytelling and digital publishing. Formerly, she was the assistant managing editor for the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal, where she was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize gold medal.

Kelly Cutler

Kelly Cutler

Lecturer and Director for Part-Time and Online IMC Programs
Phone: 847-467-2371 | Email: kelly.cutler@northwestern.edu

Kelly Cutler has more than 20 years of experience with digital marketing and digital media. Her work focuses on the areas of search marketing, social media marketing, programmatic, retargeting and digital analytics and measurement. She works in both theory and practice.

Michael Deas

Michael A. Deas

Lecturer and Director of Medill Media Teens
Phone: 847-491-5904 | Email: m-deas@northwestern.edu

Michael Deas focuses on editing as well multimedia reporting. He is a former editor on the national-foreign and news-editing staffs at Chicago Tribune. He was among contributors, including former President Jimmy Carter, who wrote tributes for "Grace Under Fire: Barbara Jordan's Rhetoric of Watergate, Patriotism, and Equality."

Craig Duff

Craig Duff

Professor
Phone: 847-467-4090 | Email: craig.duff@northwestern.edu

Craig Duff is a video journalist and producer who has diverse experience in television and digital video; including a leading role in environmental reporting at CNN to pioneering work in digital video at The New York Times and TIME. His recent work includes a video series on Chicago gun violence and the creation of a journalism training center in Pakistan.

Abigail Foerstner

Abigail M. Foerstner

Assistant Professor
Phone: 847-467-7664 | Email: a-foerstner@northwestern.edu

Abigail Foerstner is an award-winning reporter covering and teaching health, environment and science journalism. She teaches students how to bridge between an increasingly technological culture and general audiences who rely on science journalism to make critical decisions and understand the wonders around them. She teaches multimedia journalism.

Tim Franklin

Tim Franklin

Senior Associate Dean and Professor
Phone: 847-467-1651 | Email: timothy.franklin@northwestern.edu

Tim Franklin is leading the Medill Local News Initiative, a research and development project aimed at better understanding the behaviors of digital audiences and finding new approaches to sustainable local news business models.

Judy Franks

Judy Ungar Franks

Lecturer
Phone: 847-467-2065 | Email: judy-franks@northwestern.edu

Judy Franks's research and expertise centers on macro changes in the media landscape and the implications for marketing. Her interests are focused upon transmedia storytelling, network science and the media, and how programmatic media buying will influence the vitality of the media economy. Franks is also interested in media agency structures.

Rich Gordon

Rich Gordon

Professor; Director of Digital Innovation
Phone: 847-467-5968 | Email: richgor@northwestern.edu

Rich Gordon launched Medill’s graduate program in new media journalism. He has spent most of his career exploring the areas where journalism and technology intersect. He was an early adopter of desktop analytical tools (such as spreadsheets and databases) to analyze data for journalistic purposes.

Mei-Ling Hopgood

Mei-Ling Hopgood

Associate Professor
Phone: 847-491-2185 | Email: mhopgood@northwestern.edu

Mei-Ling Hopgood, author of Lucky Girl and How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm (Algonquin), has won awards for investigative journalism, travel reporting and writing. She is an expert in reporting and multilingual and international storytelling and narrative. She also works on improving diversity and equity in higher education, newsrooms, and coverage.

Craig LaMay

Craig LaMay

Associate Professor
Email: clamay@northwestern.edu

Craig LaMay is a long-time scholar and practitioner in the field of international assistance, currently at Northwestern’s Qatar campus. His expertise is in international speech law and norms. He is also a sports historian, focusing on Middle East sports, U.S. sport, sports media history, and sport and human rights.

Jim Lecinski

Jim Lecinski

Associate Professor
Phone: 847-467-3547 | Email: JimLecinski@northwestern.edu

Jim Lecinski's industry experience has centered counseling leading marketers on how to adapt their business to win in today's new, digital world by developing cutting-edge marketing strategies. He is fluent in digital, traditional and direct marketing and the application of AI and machine learning to market.

Candy Lee

Candy Lee

Professor
Phone: 847-491-2065 | Email: candy.lee@northwestern.edu

Candy Lee's work on leadership and the effects of voice in technology are showcased in her research. She also does work on customer retention through loyalty, membership, pricing, display, management, attrition consideration, acquisition and growth strategy. Her focus on sport marketing involves diverse arenas from fandom to sponsorship.

Donna Leff

Donna Leff

Professor
Phone: 312-503-0768 | Email: d-leff@northwestern.edu

Donna Leff studies media coverage of science. She is interested in the false balance created by journalistic norms of objectivity in reporting; such settled science as climate change, evolution and childhood vaccines. She looks at the cultural divide between scientists who accept the limits of research findings and journalists who value certainty.

Joe Mathewson

Joe Mathewson

Associate Professor
Phone: 312-503-0770 | Email: m-joseph@northwestern.edu

Joe Mathewson is a former Supreme Court correspondent for WSJ and a practicing lawyer in Chicago. He stimulates coverage of business, finance and the economy. He is author of “A Quick Guide to Writing Business Stories;” “Law and Ethics for Today's Journalist: A Concise Guide;” and “The Supreme Court and the Press: The Indispensable Conflict.”

Frank Mulhern

Frank J. Mulhern

Associate Dean of Operations and Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor of Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: 847-491-5877 | Email: fjm274@northwestern.edu

Frank Mulhern does research on media economics and technology and its impact on brand communications. His work connects technology to customer data and marketing analytics; particularly with respect to retailing and e-commerce marketing.

Abe Peck

Abe Peck

Professor Emeritus-in-Service, Director of Business to Business Communications, Senior Director of Media Management Center
Phone: 805-681-1102 | Email: a-peck@northwestern.edu

Abe Peck has worked in magazines for 40 years as a writer/editor (Rolling Stone, Outside, etc.), an author, a consultant and as Medill's director of B2B communication. The author of “Uncovering the Sixties: the Life and Times of the Underground Press,” he curated Medill's recent series on Media and the 1968 Democratic Convention.

Don Schultz

Don E. Schultz

Professor Emeritus-in-Service
Email: dschultz@northwestern.edu

Don Schultz's current research centers on marketing communication (i.e. changes, adaptations) innovations and other factors that can, and will, radically change the entire marketplace in the way buyers and sellers organize, compete, cooperate and communicate with each other going forward.

Peter Slevin

Peter Slevin

Associate Professor
Phone: 847-467-7062 | Email: slevin@northwestern.edu

Peter Slevin is an experienced journalist who spent a decade on the national staff of the Washington Post. He traveled the country and the world for the Post and The Miami Herald and, at Medill, wrote a respected biography of Michelle Obama. He remains a Post contributor and often appears on television and radio.

Larry Stuelpnagel

Larry Stuelpnagel

Assistant Professor
Phone: 847-491-3468 | Email: lls768@northwestern.edu

Larry Stuelpnagel is a former political journalist. He is experienced with the economic and social pressures that impact the news that the public receives. He focuses on the lack of diversity in news staffing and how that impacts reporting on racial and economic issues.

Steven Thrasher

Steven Thrasher

Assistant Professor and Daniel H. Renberg Chair
Phone: 847-467-4476 | Email: steven.thrasher@northwestern.edu

Steven W. Thrasher's research uses journalistic and social science methods to study the intersection of LGBTQ history, racism, policing, incarceration, health disparities and HIV/AIDS. His most recent research focuses on the criminalization of HIV/AIDS and the Black Lives Matter movement in Missouri.

Owen Youngman

Owen Youngman

Knight Professor of Digital Media Strategy
Phone: 847-467-6759 | Email: o-youngman@northwestern.edu

Owen Youngman's research focuses on the intersection of technology with media and culture, and the impact on journalistic practice and media business models of discontinuous change in all of those sectors. He speaks on innovation, given his long experience launching print and digital products at the Chicago Tribune.

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