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Lawrence Herbert School of Communication Dean's Office

Mark Lukasiewicz

Mark Lukasiewicz

(BA with honours, University of Toronto)

Mark Lukasiewicz is a veteran producer, journalist, and media executive who has spent his professional career telling important stories to worldwide audiences and helping media organizations deal with transformational change.

Most recently, he was senior vice president of specials at NBC News, planning and supervising coverage of major breaking news events such as the death of Osama bin Laden, the visit of Pope Francis to the United States, and presidential elections and debates from 2004 to 2016. Also at NBC, he served as NBC News’ first vice president of digital media, and later as executive-in-charge of the NBC News Group Transformation Project, a multiyear redesign and reimagining of technology, workspace, and workflow across NBCUniversal’s news platforms.

Before NBC, Lukasiewicz spent 11 years at ABC News where he was executive producer of Good Morning America, senior producer of World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, and senior producer of Primetime Live with Diane Sawyer and Sam Donaldson. In his decades-long career, he has produced numerous live and long-form programs, winning 10 Emmys, two Peabody Awards, and the Grand Prize of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, among other journalism and international film festival awards. He has also taught video storytelling at the Columbia Journalism School, and has been a featured speaker at professional conferences in the United States and abroad. 

A native of Canada, Lukasiewicz began his career as a reporter and columnist with The Globe and Mail and later as a senior producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). He earned a BA in economics (with honours) from the University of Toronto.

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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 twenty years of development experience with a variety of nonprofit organizations. 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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