Professors

All Staff Administration Faculty

Andrews, Caesar

Professor, Leonard Distinguished Professor in Ethics and Writing

Office Location: RSJ 303C Office Phone Number: (775) 784-4702 Caesar Andrews has served as executive editor of the Detroit Free Press and has led other newsrooms throughout the country, including the Gannett Co.’s Washington bureau, and newspapers in Florida, Pennsylvania and New York. He was an officer in both the American Society of News Editors and the Associated […]

Antoun-Becker, Laurice

Director of Development

Office Location: RSJ 301G Office Phone Number: (775) 784-4184 Laurice Antoun-Becker joined the Reynolds School in 2015 and works closely with Dean Al Stavitsky as well as her colleagues in University Development and Alumni Relations. Her role is to help connect the RSJ with its alumni and friends and to raise funds to support the School’s […]

Barber, Kari

Assistant Professor, Electronic Media. Director of Graduate Studies.

Office Location: RSJ 103D Office Phone Number: (775) 784-1791 Kari Barber is a journalist and an award-winning documentary filmmaker with a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking and Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C. and a BA in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma. Barber’s most recent documentary Struggle & Hope premiered internationally […]

Birkinbine, Ben

Assistant Professor, Media Studies

Office Location: RSJ 209 Office Phone Number: (775) 784-4155 Website: benbirkinbine.com Benjamin Birkinbine is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies in the Reynolds School of Journalism and the Center for Advanced Media Studies.  He is also a faculty affiliate of the Cybersecurity Center. Birkinbine comes to the Reynolds School from the University of Oregon where he earned […]

Blackman, Raeven

Administrative Assistant

Office Location: RSJ 301 Office Phone Number: (775) 784-6531 Raeven Blackman joined the Reynolds School in 2016.  She is the first point of contact when you enter the Reynolds School of Journalism Dean’s Office. She assists with managing and performing various administrative duties that keep the Reynolds School running smoothly.  These tasks include: providing great customer service to […]

Colbert-Trainor, Barbara

Assistant to the Dean

Office Location: RSJ 301 Office Phone Number: (775) 784-6531 Barbara Colbert-Trainer is the Reynolds School’s assistant to the Dean. In this role, Barbara plans, coordinates, and oversees all administrative, financial and event functions for the Reynolds School.

Colombant, Nico

Lecturer of Digital Media

Office Location: RSJ 103A Office Phone Number: (775) 784-4101 Nico Colombant is a veteran foreign correspondent, multimedia short and long form storyteller and hyperlocal community website developer who joined the Reynolds School faculty in 2016. Colombant coordinates the Reynolds Media Lab, which serves as a content production center of the Reynolds School, with both internal and […]

Crosswell, Laura

Assistant Professor, Health Communications

Office Location: RSJ 103C Office Phone Number: 775-784-4191 Laura Crosswell holds a joint appointment between the Reynolds School and the Nevada School of Medicine. Prior to joining the Reynolds School she served on the communication faculty at Arizona State University Colleges. She also taught a variety of courses at Louisiana State University and the College of […]

Deutschman, Alan

Professor, Reynolds Chair of Business Journalism

Office Location: RSJ 215B Office Phone Number: (775) 784-4397 Alan Deutschman began serving as the Donald W. Reynolds Professor of Business Journalism in January 2011. At The Reynolds School, Deutschman has taught courses on business journalism, magazine writing, and multimedia reporting. He launched a new class on data journalism in Spring 2013. He also created a […]

Dixon, Jean

Academic Advisor

Office Location: 303B Office Phone Number: 775-682-7644 Jean Dixon joined the Reynolds School in 2015. In her role as Academic Advisor she works closely with transfer, sophomore, junior and senior status students, helping them with course selection to ensure students take courses that meet graduation requirements. She is also available to students to answer registration […]

Duan, Ran

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Communication

Ran Duan is a visiting assistant professor at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research interests span the areas of environmental, science and visual communication. Her current work particularly focuses on the use of animation in environmental news, visual communication of natural disasters, risk perception and the implications of […]

Echeto, Sally

Assistant to the Associate Dean & Faculty Administrative Assistant

Office Location: RSJ 303 Office Phone Number: (775) 784-4519 Sally Echeto joined the Reynolds School in 2004. She assists the faculty with course scheduling, travel, scholarships, listservs and other needs, and provides support to the Associate Dean.

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