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It’s easy to get to know the faculty and staff of the AMP Department 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 Angie Hammond, the program assistant who manages daily operations from our main office at 3003 Sage Hall. Students are welcome to meet with Department Chair, Timothy R. Gleason, 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 AMP 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

Benjamin Birkinbine, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: Sage 3483
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Professional Image of Vincent Filak
Vincent Filak, Ph.D.

Office: Sage 3487


Tim Gleason
T. R. Gleason, Ph.D., Chair

Office: Sage 3485


Professional image of Shu-Yueh LeeShu-Yueh Lee, Ph.D.

Office: Sage 3605

nicolini-pic-163-pxKristine Nicolini, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Office: Sage 3481


Contact Us

SAGE 3003 and 3464
(920) 424-1042

Instructional Academic Staff

Barb Benish, MBA

Advance-Titan Adviser
Office: Sage 3609 / Reeve 19
Phone: (920) 424-3048 (Advance-Titan Office)


Jean A. Giovanetti, MA

Internship Coordinator, NEWSPA Executive Secretary, Senior Lecturer
Office: Sage 3479


University Staff

Angelee Hammond

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


Melissa Giddings

Office: Sage 3464
Phone: (920) 424-1042