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Donna Shaw, Chair

donnashawDonna Shaw is a professor and chair of the Journalism and Professional Writing department. She teaches Media Law, News Editing, Data Journalism, Beats & Deadlines, and occasional Topics in Journalism courses. Her specialty is science writing, concentrating in particular on how money and politics affect medicine. She has bachelor’s degrees in English and Journalism from Penn State University, and a master’s degree from Columbia University, where she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in Economics and Business Journalism. Before coming to TCNJ, she was a reported and editor for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and an editor for WebMD.

office: AIMM 334
phone: 609.771.2793

Kim Pearson, Associate Professor

Kim Pearson received a B.A. from Princeton and an M.A. in Journalism from New York University. Named the New Jersey CASE Professor of the Year in 2000, she teaches writing for journalism and interactive multimedia majors, as well as a course on W.E.B. DuBois. Her research on computing diversity and civic engagement has garnered support from Microsoft and the National Science Foundation. Her writing about race, religion, and sexuality have appeared in many freelance outlets and in her weblog, Professor Kim’s News Notes. Pearson regularly offers courses on Race, Gender and the News, Future of the News, and Writing for Interactive Multimedia.
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office: AIMM 331
phone: 609.771.2692

Emilie Lounsberry, Associate Professor

EmilieLounsberryEmilie Lounsberry teaches a variety of journalism courses, including Introduction to Journalism and Feature Writing. She was a longtime staff writer at The Philadelphia Inquirer, where she specialized in writing about the American legal system and covering trials, did investigative projects and wrote about issues in the criminal justice system. She covered the epic Bush v. Gore court battle for the presidency, the execution of Timothy McVeigh, and traveled to Haiti and Mexico for articles about the global labor market.
She received her B.A. from Temple University and M.A. from Columbia University, along with a certificate in economic and business journalism. She previously was a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University. Her current research interests include examining the effectiveness of mandatory-minimum sentencing laws and the impact of science on the justice system.

office: AIMM 333
phone: 609.771.2506

Kathleen Webber, Associate Professor

kathleenwebberKathleen Webber is an assistant professor of Journalism and Professional Writing. She teaches Magazine Writing, Advanced Magazine Writing, Writing for Interactive Multimedia, Press History, and Multimedia Storytelling. She received a B.B.A. in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame and an M.A. in Journalism from New York University. She has spent more than 20 years as a magazine writer and editor in New York and Philadelphia for such publications as W, Women’s Wear Daily, Self, and Philadelphia Style, which she helped launch in 1999. Her bylines have appeared in publications like Women’s Health, Martha Stewart Living, InStyle, New Jersey Life, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She serves as adviser for TCNJ’s branch of HerCampus, a national online magazine for college women and She’s The First, a non-profit club. Her research focuses on ethical and sustainable fashion in the domestic and global economy and the reshoring of manufacturing in the industry.

office: AIMM 332
phone: 609.771.2285

Robert Calandra, Adjunct Professor

Robert CalandraRobert Calandra is a book author, magazine writer and newspaper journalist. Over the past 20 years his bylines have appeared in publications including People, AARP the Magazine, Men’s Health, POV, Philadelphia, Parent, Red Book, Scholastic, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Bucks County Courier Times. He received a B.A. in English Literature from Slippery Rock State College and a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University.


John Filo, Adjunct Professor

John FiloJohn Paul Filo is Vice President of CBS Photography Operations, and the winner of a Pulitzer Prize for his iconic picture of a 14-year-old runaway girl screaming while kneeling over one of the victims of the Kent State shootings. He also has worked as a photojournalist for the Associated Press, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Baltimore Evening Sun and Newsweek.



Keith Glock, Adjunct Professor

Keith GlockKeith Glock received his undergraduate degree in Journalism from The College in 2003 and was a Staff Writer for The Times of Trenton from 2000-2006 covering high school, collegiate and professional sports. He received a masters degree in Counseling from The College in 2007 and works as a school counselor at Montgomery High School in Somerset County (2007-Present). In 2010 he founded The MIRE – The Montgomery Internet Radio Experience which broadcasts and archives all Montgomery football and basketball games. In addition, he is a collegiate and interscholastic lacrosse official, and serves on the New Jersey Interscholastic Lacrosse Officials’ Association’s state-wide Executive Committee. Glock has been an adjunct faculty member for Journalism and Professional Writing since 2008 where he regularly teaches Sports Writing.


Rosa Rodriguez, Program Assistant

office: AIMM 331
phone: 609.771.2895