Communications Faculty and Staff


Associate Professor
Brian Cogan, Ph.D.
Dr. Brian Cogan teaches a variety of courses including History of Media, Understanding Television and Foundations
of Media Theory. He is a past President and Wilson Scholar of the New York State Communication Association.
He is the author of numerous journal articles, book chapters and books on topics ranging from politics, popular culture
and music. He is the co-author/editor of recently released books titled Baby Boomers and Popular Culture: An Inquiry
into America's Most Powerful Generation (Co-edited with Thomas Gencarelli) 2 Volumes Praeger Books (2013) and
Everything I Ever Needed to Know About ________* I Learned from Monty Python" *Including History, Art, Poetry,
Communism, Philosophy, Birth, Death, Religion, Literature, Transvestites, Botany, the French, Class Systems, Mythology,
Fish Slapping and many more! (Co-written with Jeff Massey) St. Martins Press (2013).

Associate Professor & Communications Department Chairperson
Janice Kelly, Ed.D.

Dr. Janice Kelly has an earned doctorate degree from Columbia University, Teachers College in Communication and Education.  Her research specialty is corporate communication, gender studies and relational/interpersonal communication. Her research on A Comparison of Prime-Time Situation Comedy Fathers and Real Fathers on Involvement, Communication, and Affection has appeared in USA Today, Big Apple Parenting Magazine and other national and publications as well as family-oriented conferences and journals. She serves as a consultant to both state and local family agencies and grassroots fatherhood initiative projects. She serves as a guest editor for the journal Fathering: Theory, Research, and Practice about men as Fathers. She recently produced a documentary on "Perceptions of Fathers in the Media: In search of the Ideal Father."

Communications Instructor & Director of Media Facilities 
Thomas Kenny, M.A.

Tom Kenny teaches courses in the media and professional concentrations for the Communications Department including TV Studio Production, Editing and Post Production and Online Branding, among others. Along with New Media Faculty memeber Jamie Cohen, Tom recently had the book Producing New and Digital Media: Your Guide to Savvy Use of the Web published through Focal Press. Since 2008, Tom has held the position as the director of media facilities and is involved in the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the television studio  Tom also manages and produces content for the Communication Department's website and social media pages. He is currently studying at Long Island University working on his PhD in Information studies.

E. Deidre Pribram, Ph.D.
Dr. Deidre Pribram teaches a range of media and communication courses, including Communications Seminar, Film Art and Foundations of Media Theory. She is an expert in film and television studies, having published extensively in those areas. Her work also focuses on gender and cultural emotion studies. Dr. Pribram's most recent books are:  Emotions, Genre, Justice in Film and Television: Detecting Feeling (Routledge 2011) and A Cultural Approach to Emotional Disorders: Psychological and Aesthetic Interpretations (Routlege, forthcoming 2015).


 New Media Program Coordinator 
James Cohen, M.A.


Jamie Cohen is the program director and full time instructor for the Molloy College New Media Program. He was formerly the director of web and digital media at the Hofstra University School of Communication as well as an assistant adjunct professor. He teaches digital journalism and media studies as well as other digital media and new media courses in the Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations Department. In addition to teaching, Jamie has helped developed the New Media Program and major at Molloy College. His research is based on web television, online tools, digital curation and digital literacy. Jamie is skilled in website development and management and has been published several times on media literacy and digital curation including the textbook, Producing New and Digital Media: Your Guide to Savvy Use of the web (co-authored with Tom Kenny).

 Jean Devlin, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Jean Devlin received her Ph.D. in English, with a specialty in Children's Literature, from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where she was the recipient of a Doctoral Fellowship. Her full-time career is as Director of Student Special Services (Special Education) at North Shore Hebrew Academy HS, where she teaches English and history, and runs Project Interact, a division of Rotary International. At Molloy, she loves teaching Oral Interpretation of Children's Literature, Creative Drama and Group Discussion. As a storyteller, she has appeared live or on tape on four continents, and was aired on Public Radio and the first Bush White House.Her awards include Educator of Excellence, New York State English Council; Educator of Excellence, Long Island Language Arts Council; Excellence in Teaching at Molloy, and citations in several Who's Who publications, including Who's Who in America, of American Women and American Education.


Adjunct Instructors

Karen Beck, M.A.
Karen has many years of experience working in the television industry, working as a Director of Programming for Fox Television Stations. As the Director of Programming, Karen has been invovled in acquiring television series such as "The Wendy Williams Show," "Big Bang Theory," "Modern Family," and "TMZ."
Due to her experience in coordinating with the stations and their budget, Karen teaches Media Management at Molloy College. She has also taught Experiences in Communcations and Scriptwriting for Media.

Janet Douglas-Pryce, M.A.
Jane Douglas Pryce teaches courses in the professional communications concentration including experiences in corporate communications.  Janet earned her Master of Arts degree from NYU University in speech and interpersonal communications.  Janet's background in education not only includes several years in higher education as she has experience teaching in an elementary school environment, previously teaching sixth grade students.


Howard Gold 
Howard is an Adjunct Instructor for the communications department teaching courses focused on technical writing, social media, digital presentations and project management. Howard has over 20 years in corporate communications and has contributed articles to several trade paperbacks.

Jacqueline Hansen, M.S.
Jacqueline is an Adjunct Professor in communications at Molloy College and is the head of corporate communications for Swiss International Air Lines in their public relations department. Jacqueline received her Master of Science degree from Northwestern University specializing in Journalism. She has a an array of expertise in areas such as public relations, marketing, advertising, corporate communications, and media relations, among other skills.  Throughout her career, Jacqueline has worked for many professional companies representing top brands including Tiffany, Gillette Company, Johnson and Johnson, Waldorf Astoria and many more.

Christian Holland, M.S.
Christian Holland is a Brooklyn-based critic, journalist, and educator. He was a founding contributor and executive editor for the Boston-based non-profit arts journal Big Red & Shiny and now sits on the publication's board of directors. In addition to Big Red & Shiny, he has contributed to Art PapersArt New England and Boston's National Public Radio station, WBUR. With degrees in film and journalism from Emerson College and Boston University, respectively, he serves as a communications consultant for artists and galleries and has lectured on mass media at Boston and New York City area colleges.

Lynn Kennedy, M.A. 
Once a competitive public speaker and debater, Lynn Kennedy went on to teach Shakespeare, literature, public speaking, acting and composition in the Port Washington Public School system for 38 years before retiring from public education.   Lynn has had the pleasure of working with culturally and academically diverse students throughout her career and has found this to be true: "The deepest desire of every student is to like the world on an honest basis through knowing it." (Eli Siegel). Lynn currently teaches several sections of Public Speaking for the Communicaitons Department.

Joanne Marlin, M.A.
Experienced college and adult instructor and communications professional w
ith knowledge in the healthcare, technology and consumer product industries; expertise in writing and editing, team leadership, relationship cultivation, training, advocacy relations, traditional and social media relations  

Nicole Stevens, M.A.
Communications Lab Instructor
Nicole Stevens is Communications Department's Lab Instructor where she works with all students on their film and television productions. She has also taught a variety of communication courses including Scriptwriting for Media and Online Journalism. Nicole has worked as a production assistant at My Damn Channel LIVE, YouTube's first live comedy show on the internet. The show won a variety of Webby Awards including best director and best host. Nicole also worked at VH1 on The Behind the Music special and was a reporter for LI News Tonight. She has worked in radio since 2007 and has excessive training in the field of audio. Previously, Nicole worked with voiceover talent to record and edit highlights for the NHL. 

Administrative Assistant
Anne Hunter


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