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Joe Alicastro
Director - Broadcast Journalism and Media Production Master's Program
Joseph Alicastro is a veteran Producer of NBC News. As NBC’s Rome Bureau Chief, he traveled extensively around the globe covering breaking news, including the fall of the B...
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Todd Barnes
Artistic Director – FTMA Film and Television Graduate Program
Todd Barnes has been making movies with his brother Brad since their father bought a Betamax in the early 1980’s. They won the Best of Next Award at the Sundance Film Festiv...
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Lori Bindig Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Communications Studies
Dr. Bindig’s teaching and research interests are grounded in critical television studies and media literacy. In particular, she writes about the construction and commodifica...
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James Castonguay Ph.D.
Associate Dean School of Communication, Media and the Arts
Dr. James Castonguay is Professor of Communication and Founding Director of the School of Communication and Media Arts. He joined Sacred Heart University in 1999 after serving...
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Debbie Danowski Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Debbie Danowski, Ph.D., is the author of five popular books about weight loss and food addiction and an associate professor of Communication and Media Studies at Sacred Heart ...
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Jack de Graffenried
Associate Professor
Jack de Graffenried, MFA, is an Assistant Professor of Art at Sacred Heart University and a member of the Society of Illustrators in New York City. Jack’s professional i...
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Richard Falco
Coordinator of Multimedia Journalism
Richard Falco is the President of Vision Project, an organization dedicated to the development of documentary photography, investigative journalism, film and education. For th...
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Gregory Golda
Clinical Instructor
Professor Gregory J. Golda graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1998 with a Master’s degree in Art Education. While initially studying theater design he w...
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Sidney Gottlieb Ph.D.
Professor
Sidney Gottlieb, Ph.D. has been teaching at Sacred Heart University since 1976. A multiple recipient of Sacred Heart’s scholarship award, he has published numerous ess...
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Nathan Lewis
Professor
Nathan Lewis is a Professor of Art at Sacred Heart University. He received his MFA in painting from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He rece...
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Andrew Miller Ph.D.
Associate Professor
As the Society of Cinema Studies Information Technology Officer, Dr. Miller led the team that developed and launched the new SCMS website, and in a previous life he worked for...
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Mario Miranda
Professor
Mario is a graduate and undergraduate Professor. At the graduate level, he instructs our Advanced Digital Editing Courses in AVID as well as leads workshops when students firs...
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Paul Pabst
Professor
Paul is an undergraduate and graduate professor teaching sports media and journalism classes. He has been at Sacred Heart University since 2011. He, along with professors Thor...
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Candace Parrish Ph.D.
Director & Assistant Professor
Candace P. Parrish, Ph.D. is the Director & Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication & Public Relations Online Master’s Program. Candace received an interdisci...
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Sara “Sally” Ross Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Media and Theatre Arts

Director, FTMA Film and Television Graduate Program

Dr. Ross is the author of scholarly articles on subjects from Hollywood flapper in the 1920s to contemporary 3-D cinema. She has published in the journals Film History, Came...
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Brian Thorne
Instructor
Brian is a graduate professor teaching advanced digital video production, television studio production, and live event production. He specializes in digital storytelling acros...
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Mary Treschitta
Chair/Assistant Professor
‌Mary Treschitta is a full-time professor at Sacred Heart University in the Art and Design Department with 30 years experience in Graphic Design. She holds a dual Masters in...
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Jonathan Walker
Associate Professor
Professor Walker joined the faculty at Sacred Heart University after spending twelve years as a professional graphic designer in the metropolitan New York City region. During ...
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Shanshan Wang
Assistant Professor
Shanshan Wang (Shan Shan) is an award-wining experimental filmmaker and video artist. Her film and installation work has been shown in the U.S and internationally. Working wit...
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Bill Yousman Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dr. Yousman’s research and teaching interests are focused on the relationship between media images and stories and the construction of ideology. In particular, he writes abo...
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Sharbari Ahmed
Artist in Residence, FTMA Film and Television Graduate Program
Sharbari Ahmed is a television writer, playwright and novelist.  She was on the writing team for Season One of the ABC television show “Quantico” and she adapted the nov...
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J. Andrew Forsyth
Instructor, FTMA Film and Television Graduate Program
J. Andrew Forsyth is an independent filmmaker with numerous screenings at film festivals across the U.S. His work focuses on experimental filmmaking, particularly the emotiona...
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Bill Harris
Producer in Residence, FTMA Film and Television Graduate Program
A television programming executive with 30-plus years of broadcast, cable and independent film experience, Harris has worked with ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS and spent 16 years as h...
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Zeke Hawkins
Artist in Residence, FTMA Film and Television Graduate Program
Zeke Hawkins grew up in Darien, CT. Zeke graduated from the American Film Institute and Brown University and worked as the director’s assistant to Bennett Miller on the Osca...
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Myna Joseph
Instructor, FTMA Film and Television Graduate Program
Myna Joseph was nominated for a 2016 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for THE MEND. Her short film MAN screened at the Cannes Film Festival in Directors’ F...
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Roger S.H. Schulman
Instructor, FTMA Film and Television Graduate Program
Roger S.H. Schulman has been a working screenwriter for the past thirty years. He co-wrote the animated feature “Shrek,” for which he was nominated for an Oscar®* for Bes...
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