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 College 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 College. 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                  

New Media Program Director and Assistant Professor
James Cohen, Ph.D.


Jamie Cohen is an assistant professor of 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 adjunct assistant professor. Formerly a television producer, Jamie brings his industry knowledge and experience to his teaching of emergent media, immersive storytelling, VR/AR, and digital journalism. In addition to teaching, Jamie founded 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, memes, digital curation and social media. He co-authored Producing New and Digital Media: Your Guide to Savvy Use of the Web with Tom Kenny.


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Of incoming freshmen receive

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Digital Humanities and New Media Department
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