As a free-lance journalist, Callahan worked for both the business and regional section of THE TIMES, writing over 120 articles for the Westchester section. Before THE TIMES, he worked as a free-lance reporter for the Westchester Gannett newspapers, specifically for the Sunday supplement. He also has extensive experience as a writer for national publications. Since 1989, he has been a contributor to PARADE MAGAZINE, the largest circulation publication in the United States with a readership of 71 million. He worked for 16 years as a contributing editor of a lifestyle magazine. He has written over 250 articles for national publications, including AMERICAN HERITAGE, BETTER HOMES, McCALL'S and THE WRITER.
In addition, Callahan is the co-author of two history books published by READER'S DIGEST GENERAL BOOKS. He did numerous writing assignments for THE DIGEST over a ten year period. His agent is currently trying to sell a non-fiction book proposal which would become a major work of investigative reporting, as well as a novel.
In 1987, Callahan received the Catholic Press Association Award for Best Feature Reporting. In 1997, he was nominated for a Robert F. Kennedy Award for a feature article he published in PARADE.
As a reporter, Callahan has covered a wide variety of subject areas, from politics to business to music to sports. He has also done every kind of reporting, from news to features to Internet work. He has also done corporate and nonprofit writing for organizations including IBM, ITT, the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation.
At Iona, Callahan has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in journalism. The courses he has taught include news reporting and writing, feature writing, on-line journalism and advanced news reporting. He earned his masters degree in communications from Fordham University and his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
Laura Esposito returned to Iona College in the spring of 2009 as an Adjunct Professor in the Mass Communications Department teaching Account Planning and Advertising Research. This fall she has begun teaching Introduction to Advertising, in addition to Marketing Fundamentals in the Hagen School of Business. Laura graduated from Iona College, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Advertising. She also has an MBA in Marketing from NYU's Stern School of Business.
Laura'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.
After graduate school, Laura joined the Marketing Department at Playtex Products. At Playtex, she learned the basics of brand management and then began to specialize in new products. She was instrumental in the launch of key Infant feeding products, including the Spill-Proof Cup and the ComfortFlow Bottle. Most recently, she has acted as a Consultant to launch several new products for Playtex.
Laura lives in Bedford, NY, with her husband and two children.
Danielle Mastromarino joined the Dept. of Mass Communication spring 2009 as an adjunct instructor. Mastromarino started teaching MCO 200 Introduction to Advertising, and now teaches MCO 335 The Creative Process in Advertising and MCO 403 Advertising Campaigns. Mastromarino graduated from the Department of Mass Communication in December of 2004. After graduation she continued her education in graduate school at Pratt Institute in NYC. Danielle graduated in May of 2008 with a Master's degree in Communication Design. Mastromarino is currently the Director of Marketing at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY as a graphic designer. In addition, Mastromarino does freelance graphic design.
An adjunct assistant professor, Mike has taught News Reporting and Writing in Iona’s graduate journalism program and Journalism in the undergraduate program.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in English from Fordham University, Master of Arts in Communication from Iona.
Native of: Brooklyn, N.Y. Now lives in Westchester County.
Ms. Salvatore has fulfilled a variety of roles since joining I.I.I. in 1988. Among her earlier achievements, she became an expert on the issue of insurance fraud and was instrumental in the development of a national agenda to combat it, and co-authored Fighting the Hidden Crime: A National Agenda to Combat Insurance Fraud. She also has served as I.I.I.’s director of crisis communications, and produced a series of state-specific auto-safety conferences that culminated in a national conference. She also directed communications programs on insurance topics such as claim filing, disaster preparedness and home safety.
Before joining I.I.I., Jeanne was an account executive with Creative Programming, Inc., a New York-based film and video company, where she organized production activities for two cable TV series and produced infomercials and corporate videos. She was also sales and marketing representative in photographic services for Color by Pergament, Inc.
Ms. Salvatore is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and served a president of the New York chapter in 2000. She holds a BA in English from Villanova University and an MA in Communications from Columbia University. She continues to be fascinated by the academic aspects of mass media, has created a series of seminars on media relations for PRSA-NY, and is an adjunct professor in the graduate school of Mass Communications at Iona College.
Joe Staluppi started his own company, Boom Advertising Inc. in 2007 and has been an adjunct instructor teaching Advertising Writing at Iona College since 2005.
Joe has been in the advertising business for over 25 years. He has worked at some of the top ad agencies in the New York area like Young & Rubicam, DMB&B, McCann Erickson, Bozell, J Walter Thompson and Brushfire. At these agencies he has created many brand building campaigns for clients such as Crest, Norelco, Pampers, Black & Decker, Mass Mutual, New Jersey Tourism and Lottery.
Joe is the recipient of over 50 creative awards including The One Show, The Clio, The ANDY, The ADDY, and The International Advertising Festival of NY Gold Medal. His advertising has appeared in the Communications Arts Advertising Annual and Adweeks Best Spots.
A 1977 graduate of Pratt Institute, Joe resides in Dobbs Ferry with his wife Ginny and their two sons, Joey and Frankie.