Herbert School of Communication

About the School

The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication educates students to master, excel in, and provide leadership for the future of media. A curriculum that provides strong technical skills while remaining steadfastly committed to a liberal arts foundation means that our graduates are ready for the jobs out there today, but are also able to adapt to new conditions in the years and decades ahead.

The school was named in 2013 in honor of Lawrence Herbert ’51, inventor of the Pantone Matching System and former chairman and CEO of Pantone, Inc. Mr. Herbert’s transformative commitment allows the Herbert School to innovate and keep pace with a rapidly changing media landscape.

Dean's Welcome

It is hard to imagine a more exciting, challenging, and invigorating time in the field of communication, nor a more perfect place to engage with that passion than here at The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication.

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Dean's Office

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Dean Luk
Mark Lukasiewicz
Dean
(BA with honours, University of Toronto)
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Mario Murillo
Mario A. Murillo
Vice Dean
(MA, New York University)
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Adria Marlowe
Adria Marlowe
Associate Dean
(MA, Hofstra University)
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Michelle Roberts
Michele Roberts
Assistant Dean
(BA, Hofstra University)
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David Henne
David Henne
Director for Student Media Engagement and Content Strategy
(MA, University of Warwick)
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Robyn Crosby
Director of Operations, Personnel and Budget
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Dean's Advisory Board

The Dean's Advisory Board consists of Herbert School alumni and friends. They are responsible for advising administrators and providing input concerning educational programs, events, student opportunities, facilities and operations. The Dean's Advisory Board is essentially responsible for ensuring that the school continues to flourish in the rapidly changing world of communications and media convergence. The Advisory Board is also a networking tool for students seeking internships and job opportunities upon graduation. Each board member brings something unique to the school and we are proud to introduce each one of them to you.

Stevland Wilson '00
Founder and CEO,
Landmind Productions, LLC
Chair

Diane Masciale
Vice President & General Manager, WLIW
Executive Producer, Local Productions, WNET
Co-Chair

Eric Lempel '95
Senior Vice President and Head of Global Marketing
Sony Interactive Entertainment
West Coast Chair

Michael Rogers '73
Co-Founder
Madandwall
Immediate Past Chair

John Arianas ‘92
Senior Vice President, Agency Partnerships
NBCUniversal

Mark Bracco ‘92
EVP Programming and Development
Dick Clark Productions

Ryan Broderick ‘11
Writer, Producer, and Community Manager

Beth Carey '94
Senior Editorial Producer
HLN Investigations

Heather Cohen '98
Executive Vice President
The Weiss Agency

Bryan Diperstein ‘09
Agent, ICM Partners

Jill Gershman ‘91
Senior Vice President, Marketing Creative
ABC Entertainment 

Sherry Goldman '80
President
Goldman Communications Group

Michael Harrison '71
Founder and Publisher
TALKERS Magazine

Donna Iucolano '86, '88, '94
Digital Business Advisor & Adjunct Associate Professor
Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University

Cameron Kadison '03
Founding Partner
Mortar Media

Hillary Needle '89
President
Hillary Needle Events

Bonnie Optekman
Digital Media Consultant, Voice Over Artist
President, Theater Streams

Steve Rubel '91
Chief Media Ecologist
Edelman

John Salzinger '93
Founder
MPOWERD Inc.

Vicki Schneps-Yunis
Publisher/President
Schneps Communications

Jo Sharon ‘98
Co-CEO, Magical Elves

Michael Sorrentino '05
Founder and Principal
Sorrentino Media
President, Lawrence Herbert School of Communication Alumni Association

Jonathan Turell
CEO, Criterion Collection

Lance Ulanoff '86
Tech and Social Media Expert, Content Strategist, Public Speaker
Digital Professional-in-Residence, Herbert School

Joseph Vincent '02
Senior Vice President of Operations
Dow Jones & Company 

Jay Wallace '00
President and Executive Editor
FOX News

Yanique Woodall '99
Senior Director, Corporate Communications and External Affairs
The Home Depot

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

In order to create an academic environment that embraces diversity of thought and acceptance of all people, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication is committed to diversity and inclusivity for all students, faculty, and staff. To this end, it is our mission to nurture a sense of belonging and drive change in the direction of building a culture where inclusiveness is a reflex, not an initiative.

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Alumni Association

The purpose of the Alumni Association is to foster, maintain and support a mutually beneficial relationship between alumni and the Herbert School.  The Alumni Association Leadership Committee is comprised of Hofstra graduates who provide guidance for the Association's programs and activities, and help steward the mission of the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication through service as ambassadors, advisors, and advocates.

Meet the leadership of the Herbert School Alumni Association.