Faculty
Derrick TePaske, Chair
Professor
Office Phone: 508-626-4999
Office: WL C204
Email: dtepaske@framingham.edu
Website: www.derricktepaske.com
Education:
B.A., Grinnell College; M.Ed., Boston College; Ph.D., The Union Institute
Courses Taught:
COMM450 Seminar in Communication Arts
COMM269 Creative Process
COMM250 Media/Society/Self
COMM308 Media Criticism
Interests:
Professor TePaske is an Artist Member of the Medici Group(SMFA Boston), New England Sculptors Association, and American Association of Woodturners. His recent exhibitions included ART ORGANIC (Fiber, Wood, Ceramics), UMass Boston; NESA exhibitions at the State Transportation Building (Boston), Bridgewater State University, and Bristol Community College; Artisans of the Valley (Aldrich Heritage Gallery, Whitinsville, MA; and the Fifth Anniversary Show, Belmont Gallery of Art.
His work is represented in The Bohlen Collection (Andover), the collection of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston), and 500 Wood Bowls, an international collection published by Lark Books (2004).
Derrick TePaske
Robert Johnson, Jr.
Professor
Office Phone: 508-626-4684
Office: WL C207
Email: rjohnson1@framingham.edu
Website: www.noshortclimb.com
, www.youtube.com/user/roj97
Education:
B.A., Rutgers University; M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Courses Taught:
COMM226 Writing for Visual Media
COMM280 Introduction to Film Production
COMM312 Screenplay
COMM366 Documentary Filmmaking
COMM410 Senior Portfolio in Production
Interests:
Professor Johnson is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and Fulbright Grant recipient who has produced and directed numerous educational, promotional and instructional videos. He served as an “expert” for the State Department’s cultural diplomacy program, "American Documentary Showcase", and is a board member of the University Film and Video Association (UFVA), and the Council on International Non-theatrical Events (CINE). He is the recipeient of the 2012 Distinguished Faculty Award.
Robert Johnson
Leslie Starobin
Professor
Office Phone: 508-626-4846
Office: WL C210
Email:
lstarobin@framingham.edu
Website: www.starobinartworks.com,
www.the-last-address.com

Education:
B.A., Hampshire College; M.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute
Courses Taught:
COMM130 Introduction to Visual Communications
COMM208 Basic Photography
COMM210 History of Photography
COMM315 Color Slide Imagery
Interests:
From September 2012 - March 2013, Professor Starobin had a solo exhibition at the Holocaust Museum Houston. “Inheritance: Stories of Memory and Discovery” is a selection of still-life montages of Professor Starobin composed from the personal belongings salvaged by families under unimaginable distress and often in flight during the Holocaust. In conjunction with the exhibit, Professor Starobin published an iBook. “Inheritance: Stories of Memory and Discovery” weaves together pictures and stories in tribute to how memory and memorabilia can still link us to even a devastated past. Professor Starobin's work is in the permanent collection of a number of American museums, including the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University and the Museum of Modern Art in NY and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
Leslie Starobin
Jennifer Dowling
Professor
Office Phone: 508-626-4845
Office: WL 205
Email: jdowling@framingham.edu

Education:
B.A., University of New Hampshire; M.F.A., University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Courses Taught:
COMM130 Intro. to Visual Communication
COMM200 Intro. to Computer Graphic Design
COMM225 Interactive Design - Taught as Multimedia Design for a number of years
COMM270 Advertising Techniques
COMM327 Computer Animation Techniques
COMM405 Senior Portfolio in Visual Communication
Interests:
Professor Dowling's areas of professional and scholarly interest outside of teaching are making digital-traditional hybrid art, designing web sites, creating promotional material and brand identities, and writing about visual media. In 2012, she wrote "Multimedia Demystified" which was published by McGraw-Hill. For her upcoming sabbatical in 2014, she will be developing a web site and blog as an extension of her book, as well as designing a web portfolio for her fine art and creative work. 
Jennifer Dowling
Robert Alter
Associate Professor
Office Phone: 508-626-4679
Office: WL 206
Email: ralter@framingham.edu
Website: www.alterarts.blogspot.com

Education:
B.V.A., Georgia State University; M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S., Lesley College
Courses Taught:
COMM208 Basic Photography
COMM210 History of Photography
COMM272 Photography and Architecture
COMM330 Advanced Photography
Interests: 
Professor Alter's current research interests include: self- published photographic books, photography of the urban built environment, visual interpretation of globalization.

 
Robert Alter
Audrey Kali
Associate Professor
Office Phone: 508-626-4677
Office: WL 207
Email: akali@framingham.edu
Website: www.FarmAndRedMoon.com

Education:
B.A., Chatham College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Courses Taught:
COMM115 Introduction to Speech Communication
COMM213 Advanced Public Speaking
COMM230 Organizational Communication
COMM322
Persuasion and Social Influence
COMM328 Argumentation and Advocacy
COMM370 The Rhetorical Tradition
Interests: 
Dr. Kali's recent research explores the rhetoric of contemporary debates about humane standards in animal agriculture and she is currently directing a documentary film about the contentious ethical guidelines in the production of animals for food. Her work includes an interrogation of the political controversies inherent in kosher and halal ritual slaughter practices both in the United States and the European Union.
Audrey Kali
Laura Osterweis
Associate Professor
Office Phone: 508-626-4695
Office: WL 207B
Email: losterweis@framingham.edu
Website: www.leodesignsstudio.com, www.thelipstickartist.com

Education:
B.A., University of Connecticut - Storrs ; M.F.A., University of Masschusetts Dartmouth 
Courses Taught:
COMM130 Intro. to Visual Communication
COMM200 Intro. to Computer Graphic Design
COMM225 Interactive Design
COMM405 Senior Portfolio in Visual Communication 
Interests: 
Professor Osterweis is most interested in exploring concepts of beauty and graphic expression through  interactive web design, traditional and non-traditional media.
Laura Osterweis
Sarah Cole
Associate Professor
Office Phone: 508-626-4683
Office: WL C210
Email: scole@framingham.edu
Education:
B.A., M.A., Kansas State University, Ph.D., The Union Institute  
Courses Taught:
COMM201 Oral Interpretation of Literature
COMM212 Drama Workshop
COMM260 Voice and Articulation
COMM314 Acting
MLSL121 American Sign Language
Interests:
In addition to directing and acting, Professor Cole is a playwright. Currently, she is focusing on play writing and ethnography. Her last full length play, "Aftermath," has been presented in New York City, Stockholm Sweden, and here at Framingham State University. 
Sarah Cole
Christopher Bowen
Assistant Professor
Office Phone: 508-626-4965
Office: WL 206
Email: cbowen1@framingham.edu
Website: www.fellswaycreatives.com
Education:
B.A., Brandeis University; M.F.A., Boston University
Courses Taught:
COMM226 Writing for Visual Media
COMM262 Television Studio Production
COMM280 Introduction to Film Production
COMM309 Video Editing and Effects
COMM380 Advanced Film Production
Interests:
Professor Bowen recently wrote Grammar of the Shot (3rd edition, Focal Press, 2013) Grammar of the Edit (3rd edition, Focal Press, 2013). His favorite color (now) is orange and he believes in Sasquatch and ghosts.
Christopher Bowen
Niall Stephens
Assistant Professor
Office Phone: 508-626-4227
Office: WL 205
Email: nstephens@framingham.edu
Articles: 
Communication Currents
International Journal of Communication

Education:
BA, University College Dublin; PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Courses Taught:
COMM250 Media/Society/Self
COMM220 Principles of Mass Communication
Interests:
Dr. Stephens’ PhD dissertation is about the mediation of globalization in rural southern Chile. His academic research and writing interests include: the public sphere, global media & globalization, environmental communication, and media ecology. His work has been published in Critical Studies in Media CommunicationCommunication CurrentsThe International Journal of Communication, and Human Ecology.
Niall Stephens
Elizabeth Corea
Instructor
Office Phone: 508-626-4948
Office: WL 207B
Email: ecorea@framingham.edu
Education:
B.A., M.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Certificates in Conflict Resolution and Eden Energy Medicine, M.S. Northeastern University (Counseling Psychology)
Courses Taught:
COMM107 Effective Speaking
COMM115 Introduction to Speech Communication 
COMM207 Interpersonal Communication
COMM234 Intercultural Communication 
COMM495 Internship in Communication Arts 
Interests:
Currently Professor Corea is working on integrating her knowledge of subtle energies with more traditional communication research in Interpersonal Communication to resolve conflict and obtain family and friend support in  committing to health decisions.
Elizabeth Corea


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