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Lawrence Herbert School of Communication Dean's Office

Evan W. Cornog

Evan W. Cornog

(Ph.D., Columbia University)

Dr. Cornog served as an associate dean at the Columbia University School of Journalism for more than a decade and handled a variety of responsibilities during his tenure there. He led fundraising efforts, coordinated the development of a new curriculum, directed the school's new Master of Arts program in Journalism and served as publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review. Dr Cornog is also the author of several books on politics and the press - expertise he honed as press secretary to New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch and as a freelance writer and editor whose stories have appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times, Slate and the Boston Globe. He also served as director of external relations at Bennington College in Vermont and as special assistant to the President of the New School in Manhattan. Dr. Cornog earned his bachelor's degree in history and literature from Harvard University, and his master's and doctorate degrees in history from Columbia. The Art of Making Magazines: On Being an Editor and Other Views from the Industry, edited by Dr. Cornog and Victor S. Navasky, was published in 2012.

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Dr. Brooks Vice Dean

Dr. Dwight E. Brooks
Vice Dean

(Ph.D., University of Iowa) | Email

Dr. Brooks has been professor and director of the School of Journalism at Middle Tennessee State University since 2009, where he led the transition from a print to multimedia program.  He has also held positions at Jackson State University and the University of Georgia, and has extensive experience as both a teacher and administrator, particularly in the areas of accreditation, assessment, and faculty development.  Deeply committed to increasing diversity and promoting high standards of journalism education, Dr. Brooks has been involved with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) for more than 20 years, serving on its board as well as its Standing Committee on Professional Freedom and Responsibility and two Presidential Advisory Councils, among other responsibilities.  A member of the American Society of News Editors and the National Association of Black Journalists, he also teaches and researches media diversity and media literacy issues and has been published in Journalism & Communication Monographs and the Journal of Radio Studies, among others.

Dean Marlowe

Adria Marlowe
Associate Dean

(MA, Hofstra University) | Email

Dean Marlowe oversees external relations for the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication and is responsible for school-wide coordination of outreach programs, internships, community projects, public relations, scholarships, alumni affairs and fundraising efforts. She has more than fifteen years of development experience with a variety of nonprofitorganizations. She joined  Hofstra University in 2007, initially as Director for Development Research in the Office for Development and Alumni Affairs, and later assumed the role of Director for Major Gifts.  In that position, she served as a liaison to the School of Communication and the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center, initiating and providing support for fundraising and alumni affairs activities. Her prior positions include Assistant Director for Development at The MacDowell Colony, an artists' residency program located in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and Development Associate for Community Relations and Special Events at the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, New York. Dean Marlowe earned her bachelor’s degree in Arts Management from Russell Sage College, and her master’s degree in Public Relations from Hofstra University.  In 2015, Dean Marlowe launched the Herbert School’s Hofstra in LA program.

Michele Roberts

Michele Roberts
Assistant Dean

(BA, Hofstra University) | Email

Dean Roberts served as Assistant Director of the Hofstra Career Center and liaison to the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication for more than two years, where she provided counseling and advisement in all aspects of career education and professional development for undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. At the Career Center, she developed and produced career-related programming and events, including Career Fairs, the Career Snapshot Symposium and workshops, and many other opportunities to bring industry professionals to campus. Prior to Hofstra, Dean Roberts spent sixteen years at Viacom Media Networks, working in television and radio programming and production for the MTV, VH1, and CMT brands. She held a variety of roles, including Vice President of MTV Music Group Radio and Director of Program Enterprises for MTV and VH1. After Viacom, she worked in programming, and affiliate sales marketing for multiple media platforms at Westwood One. Dean Roberts is a proud alumna of Hofstra University, with a BA in Television Production, and she is currently pursuing her MA in Public Relations at the Herbert School.

Robyn Crosby
Administrative Assistant to the Dean and Administrative Coordinator for Planning and Budget


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