Water Boil Order

A boil order has been issued for New Rochelle & vicinity from 10 a.m.-midnight today (5/27/15) -- do not drink tap water on campus today.


Adjunct Faculty

Mark Bruce

MA, Iona College, ‘09
BA, Hofstra University
Phone: (914) 633-2229
Email: mbruce@iona.edu

Mark Bruce pioneered a series of highly successful industry analyst and media relations initiatives for business performance market leader IMRS (Hyperion Software pre-IPO). Hyperion was recently acquired by Oracle for $3.3 billion.  After founding HiTechPR in 1990, Mark has helped start-ups, mid-sized companies and large public and private corporations, including for profit and not-for profit enterprises to reach their audience. Initially specializing in technology public relations, HiTechPR diversified to offer marketing communications expertise to a broad spectrum of clients in financial services, consumer products, real estate and health care.  In 2011, Mark was elected to the board of directors of the Westchester/Fairfield County Chapter of PRSA. His pro bono work includes founding Computers for Kids, a computer recycling program for Operation Head Start.

Thomas Callahan

MA, Fordham University
BA, Manhattan College
Phone: (914) 633-2229
Email: tcallahan@iona.edu

Tom Callahan is an award-winning reporter with over 20 years experience writing for The New York Times and numerous national magazines. He has been an adjunct professor of Mass Communications at Iona College since 1996 and has almost three decades experience as a teacher on both the high school and college level.

Mike Damergis

MS, Iona College ’06
BA, Iona College ’89
Phone: (914) 633-2021
Email: mdamergis@iona.edu

Mike Damergis brings 25 years of radio experience to the department as a sports producer, reporter and author. Mike currently is a freelance NFL Game-Day Producer for Compass Media Networks and serves as the Digital Media Director for Department of Mass Communication at Iona. He recently produced and anchored “Baseball This Morning” on Sirius-XM from 2006 through 2010 and was instrumental in launching the first-ever Fantasy Sports channel in 2010. Mike served as the Game-Day Producer for the NY Giants in ’04 and ’09. Mike is the advisor for WICR and is the author of "The USFL –The Rebel League The NFL Didn’t Respect But Feared."

Laura Esposito

MBA, New York University
BA, Iona College ’89
Phone: (914) 633-2229
Email: lesposito@iona.edu

Laura Esposito’s career has spanned both the Advertising and Marketing fields. She began her Advertising career at Young & Rubicam working in Media Planning. At Y&R, she began her love of and commitment to the consumer. "What makes advertising exciting is the consumer. In this business, it is important to have a true passion for understanding people." Her clients at Y&R included Advil, TWA, and Jell-O.

Chris Farley

BA, Harvard University
Phone: (914) 633-2229
Email: cfarley@iona.edu

Christopher John Farley is the Wall Street Journal’s Senior Editorial Director, Digital Features. He’s the author of two novels, “My Favorite War” and “Kingston by Starlight” and a number of nonfiction books including the national bestseller “Aaliyah: More than a Woman,’ and the biography “Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley.” He co-wrote and co-edited the book “The Blues” (Harper Collins) the companion volume to Martin Scorsese’s PBS documentary series. His short fiction has been featured in a number of anthologies including “The Vintage Book of War Fiction,” a survey of the best war stories of the last 100 years, and “Kingston Noir,” a short story collection that came out in 2012. Farley is a former music critic and senior editor for Time magazine, and a graduate of Harvard University, where he was an editor of the Harvard Crimson and an editor of the Harvard Lampoon. Farley's most recent book is the fantasy adventure "Game World," his first novel for younger readers.

Nancy-Jo Johnson

PhD, State University of New York
MFA, City University of New York
BA, Case Western Reserve University
Phone: (914) 633-2229
Email: njohnson@iona.edu

Dr. Nancy-Jo Johnson is a former full-time faculty member at Iona College. Johnson teaches courses computer animation and broadcasting. Prior to joining the faculty at Iona, she taught for five years in the mass media division at Henderson State University in Arkansas, where she initiated and successfully developed a television and video art curricula and built a large studio facility. She also taught educational television for three years as an adjunct professor at the State University of New York in Albany.

Daniel D. C. Don Nanjira, Ph.D.

PhD, Nairobi University (Kenya)
MA, University of Warsaw (Poland)
Phone: (914) 633-2229
Email: dnanjira@iona.edu

Dr. Don Nanjira has over 44 year of full time work experience in national and international (UN) careers. Additionally, Dr. Don Nanjira has over 15 years of teaching experience at various institutions. He also attended Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies for his post doctoral studies.

Shenan Reed Golimbu

BA, Iona College ’97
Phone: (914) 633-2229
Email: sgolimbu@iona.edu

Shenan Reed is a highly respected leader in the digital space. Her acumen spans the entire spectrum of digital marketing: Digital Strategy, Online Media Placement, Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Strategies, Creative Consulting, and E-Commerce/eCRM Consulting. In 2014, Shenan joined MEC to help shape the future of its digital practice and create the best integrated digital offer in the business, getting MEC in a perfect place to deliver on the ambition to be its client most valued business partner. Fully embracing the “Don’t Just Live. Thrive.” mantra, Reed is excited to continue to help shape the growth of our talent, our clients and the industry. Shenan has chosen “To simplify” as her Thrive project, with a mission of simplifying both her personal world and the industry.

Julio Rodriguez Rentas

MA, Pace University
BA, Pace University
Phone: (914) 633-2229
Email: jarodriguez@iona.edu

Julio Rodriguez Rentas has extensive experience in training 550+ faculty in online teaching and instructional technologies. He teaches courses at Pace University, Western Connecticut State University and here at Iona College. Julio worked on staff and/or as a consultant to a variety of institutions such as non-profit community organizations, an NGO bank corporation, an ad agency, a regional multi-cultural dance company, as well as a law school and a private national university.

Michael Witsch

MA, New School University
BA, Rutgers University
Phone: (914) 633-2229
Email: mwitsch@iona.edu

Michael Witsch is a veteran teacher of video production. He developed the video program and directed the Television Center at Mamaroneck High School for 30 years; he also taught at New York University, Mercy College, and Teachers College. He is co-President of the New York State Media Arts Teachers Association and has served on several boards of educational non-profits as well as local municipal and community organizations. “Media & Methods” magazine, and his accomplishments at Mamaroneck H.S. are subjects in two books: The Student Journalist by Carl R. Levine (Richards Rosen Press, NY, 1982) and The Children of Telstar by Kate Moody, Ed.D. (Center for Understanding Media and Vantage Press, NY, 1999).