Faculty - Communication Arts and Sciences

Communication Arts and Sciences
Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Retailing
Department of Journalism

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Communication Arts and Sciences

Eric Freedman

Eric Freedman
M.S., Resource Development, Michigan State University

Eric Freedman is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for reporting. He is a former Fulbright senior scholar in Uzbekistan and has conducted training workshops for professional journalists in Central Asia sponsored by the State Department, Internews, Freedom House, and other organizations. Freedman's research interests include press rights and journalistic practices in Central Asia and media coverage of international environmental issues. His ISP responsibilities include helping to develop a Global and Area Studies major; working with the area studies and thematic centers, the Office of Study Abroad, and the MSU Dubai, and participating in grant applications and research and education initiatives.
Phone: (517)355-4729, e-mail:freedma5@msu.edu

Dawn Pysarchik

Dawn Pysarchik
Ph.D., 1982, Michigan State University
M.S., 1973, Cornell University

Dr. Dawn I. Pysarchik regularly works with academic and support units at MSU. As the oversight administrator of the internationally-recognized Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU) in Hikone, Japan, she collaborates with the 15 public Michigan universities, the Presidents Council- State Universities of Michigan and partner universities in Japan. Dr. Pysarchik has a keen interest in the development and impact assessment of campus internationalization, and serves on a campus-wide committee to internationalize students' curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular experiences at MSU. Dr. Pysarchik serves in leadership positions on the Michigan-Shiga (Japan) Sister-State and Sister-City Boards and assists a variety of organizations to expand their international community outreach.
Phone: (517)355-2351, e-mail:pysarchi@msu.edu

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Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Retailing

Richard Cole

Richard Cole
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Richard Cole is Professor and Immediate Past Chairperson of the Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Retailing at MSU. He teaches graduate-level Public Relations courses. As Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Detroit Medical Center, Cole directed major corporate staff functions including human resources, public and media relations, marketing and advertising, development and philanthropy, international services and state and federal government relations.
Phone: (517)353-5020, e-mail:rcole1@msu.edu

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Department of Journalism

Manuel Chavez

Manuel Chavez
Ph.D., Sociology and Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

Dr. Manuel Chavez is the MSU Associate Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He also teaches courses on the press, society and government in Latin America, and on the sociology of journalism. He also teaches qualitative research methods in the J-School graduate program. For the last four years, his research focuses on community-participatory models in editorial decision-making in newspapers and its impacts on news and the community.
Phone: (517)432-1411, e-mail:chavezm1@msu.edu

Howard Bossen

Howard Bossen
Ph.D, Ohio State University

Dr. Bossen is professor of photography and visual communication in the School of Journalism and adjunct curator of photography at the Michigan State University Museum He is interested in the history and criticism of photography, cultural history and media, and American Studies. He has a Ph.D. and an M.A. from The Ohio State University and a B.F.A. from Philadelphia College of Art (now known as The University of the Arts). In addition to teaching courses in photojournalism, visual journalism and documentary research methods, Bossen has taught history of photography for the Department of Art and Art History and interdisciplinary special topics classes related to exhibitions he has curated. He has been involved for over 25 years in photography and media-related study abroad courses as well.
Office: 404 Wilson Road, Room 357, Communication Arts and Sciences Building, Phone: (517)353-4613, e-mail:bossen@msu.edu

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