New Media Faculty and Staff

Meet the New Media faculty!


Chair - Digital Humanities and New Media Department
Assistant Professor - English Department

Matt Applegate, Ph.D.
Director of the Writing Concentration

Matt Applegate is an Assistant Professor of English & Communications at Molloy University as well as the Chair of the Digital Humanities and New Media Department and the Director of the Writing Concentration. He teaches courses in English, Communications and New Media. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Comparative Literature at Binghamton University-SUNY and created the The Digital Manifesto Archive.

Assistant Professor - Digital Humanities and New Media
Sarah Evans, Ph.D.

Sarah Evans is an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and New Media at Molloy University. She teaches courses on game studies, game design for social good, and new media and holds a Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media from North Carolina State University. Her interdisciplinary research documents and interrogates inequalities in gaming and game design communities as it simultaneously seeks to disrupt, intervene in and alleviate these inequalities. Through her work as a member of the research management team for the Refiguring Innovation in Games grant (ReFIG), Dr. Evans produced a co-authored, open-source, community-based game initiatives resource that brings together curricula, policies, and best practices of doing this type of work.

Jamie Cohen                  

Assistant Professor - Digital Humanities and New Media
Max Renner, Ph.D

Max Renner is an Assistant Professor of the Molloy University Digital Humanities and New Media Department. He earned his PhD in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media from North Carolina State University. As a rhetorical critic, he has primarily looked at the intersections of technology and the rhetorical work of space as well as practices of placemaking in formations of publics. Beginning with an examination of spatial modes of organization and architectural engagements within the built environment, this research has addressed both theorizations as well as applications of space within material landscapes, digital rhetoric, and architectural communication practices. He recently received the Eastern Communication Association's Urban Communication Research Award for his manuscript, in progress, on potential of architecture's role in the ongoing development of material public life. This project considers the implications of place, technology, and publics in relation to one another, in order to examine the lifespan of public places--how public places come to be constructed, in particular ways, and for particular bodies. His work has appeared in Communication Education, Argumentation and Advocacy, the Journal of Media and Religion, an MIT Press book chapter, the upcoming volume of the Urban Communication Reader (forthcoming), and Writing Across the Curriculum Clearinghouse (forthcoming)  


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