Communication arts and sciences professors have decades of knowledge and experience as well as a multitude of skills and research interests to share with students.

Ric Calabrese

The Department of Communication Arts and Sciences was created by Professor Emeritus Ric Calabrese. Dr. Calabrese retired in 2017.

Our current full-time professors include:

Jennifer Dunn


Area of Teaching Interest
  • Communication Studies


John Jenks


Area of Teaching Interest
  • Digital Journalism
Christine Platt

Assistant Professor

Areas of Teaching Interest
  • Corporate Communication
  • Health Communication
CarrieLynn D. Reinhard

Associate Professor

Areas of Teaching Interest
  • Social Media
  • Film Studies
Adjunct Instructors

For years, our film studies courses were taught by Patricia Erens. The film studies minor owes a tremendous debt to her enthusiasm for teaching Dominican University students.

Our current adjunct professors come from a range educational and professional backgrounds:

  • Janette Bayles
  • Beth Bullock
  • Jeff Finn
  • Frank Marcello
  • Christopher J. Olson

For more information about our full-time and adjunct professors, visit the faculty directory.