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The M.A. in Social and Emerging Media program is led by a group of faculty with expertise in communication, social media, emerging media, art, film, journalism and public relations.

Christopher Boulton, Ph.D., MASEM program director
Specialties: non-fiction media, television production, and co-creative ethics
Teaches: SEM 603, SEM 611

Maria Blokhina, MFA, assistant professor of art and design
Specialties: branding, user experience, design for print and digital, motion design
Teaches: SEM 614

Taylor Curry, MFA, assistant professor of film, animation and new media
Specialties: feminist film criticism, critical theory, production, and distribution strategies
Teaches: SEM 603

Santiago Echeverry, MPS, professor of film, animation and new media
Specialties: interactive media and marketing, web production, interface design and video art
Teaches: MAPC 611

Lina Gómez-Vásquez, Ph.D., assistant professor of public relations
Specialties: social media and strategic communication
Teaches: SEM 604, SEM 610

Lauren Malone, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication
Specialties: digital rhetoric, pop culture studies and intersections of identity in online communities
Teaches: SEM 601, SEM 610 

Ry McCullough, MFA, associate professor of art and design
Specialties: art, design, printmaking and digital print media
Teaches: SEM 602

Gregg Perkins, MFA, associate professor of film, animation and new media
Specialties: film, video, photography, digital media and multimedia production
Teaches: MAPC 611, SEM 613 

Stephanie Tripp, Ph.D., associate professor of communication
Specialties: digital media theory and practice
Teaches: SEM 601

Francesca Romeo, Ph.D., assistant teaching professor of communication
Specialties: photography, visual studies, technology and human rights
Teaches: SEM 612

David Wheeler, Ph.D., associate professor of journalism
Specialties: multimedia journalism and First Amendment law
Teaches: SEM 612