Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018

School of Journalism Faculty


Schneider, Howard S. Founding Dean of the School of Journalism. M.S., Journalism, 1967, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. News literacy, media law and ethics, communication of science, new models of news delivery.

Visiting Professors

Alda, Alan. B.S., 1956, Fordham University. Actor, writer, director, founding advisory board member of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Communication of science, improvisational techniques for scientists.

Klurfeld, James. B.S., 1967, Syracuse University. News literacy, beat reporting, political reporting, the presidency and the press.

Associate Professors

Haddad, Charles H. MPA, 1989, Kennedy School, Harvard University; M.S. Journalism, 1977, Northwestern University. News writing, advanced reporting techniques, business journalism, study abroad program (China).

Reiner, Steven. BA, 1970, University of Wisconsin, Madison. News literacy, international outreach, advanced reporting techniques, broadcast news, audio journalism, new models of digital journalism.

Sanders, Jonathan. Ph.D., History, 1985, Columbia University; M.A., 1975, Columbia University. Broadcast journalism, history of the press.

Selvin, Barbara. M.S., Journalism, 1983, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. The impact of the digital revolution on journalism, grammar, numerical literacy, advanced reporting, reporting in New York City, internship coordinator. Winner of President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching as Part-Time Faculty, 2005.

Assistant Professors

Calvi, Pablo. Ph.D., Journalism, 2011, Columbia University School of Journalism. Multimedia journalism, Latin American literary journalism. Associate Director for Latin America for the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting.

Kaplan-Liss, Evonne. MPH, 2005, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. M.D., 1997, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Health and science communications.


Bass, Elizabeth. MPH, 2010, Stony Brook University. Director Emeritus of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Health and science reporting,  communication of science.

Firstman, Richard. B.A., Journalism, 1976, Ohio State University. News and feature writing and reporting, long-form writing, social impacts of medical developments.

Giokas, George. B.A., Journalism, 1973, Long Island University. News literacy, business journalism, health news editing.

Hornik, Richard. M.A., Russian Studies, 1972, George Washington University. News literacy, business reporting and editing, international political reporting, the press in wartime.

Moore, Elizabeth. M.S., Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Investigative reporting, health, science, environmental and technology reporting.

Ricioppo, Richard E. M.S., Communication, 2006, Illinois State University. Interim director of the School of Journalism’s graduate program. Broadcast writing and reporting, video camera operation and nonlinear video editing.

Schreiber, Paul. B.A., 1965, University of Miami. Undergraduate Director of the School of Journalism. Principles of editing, news literacy, business editing, feature writing.