Andrew Ciofalo: Mr.
Ciofalo has been teaching journalism at Loyola College since the
inception of the Communication Department 18 years ago. Since earning
his Master's in Journalism from Columbia University, he has had
a varied career in media, including publications and higher education.
He has edited a number of weeklies in the New York metropolitan
area, a business monthly and a number of small national magazines.
At Loyola he has become known for his op-ed writing an
has published several academic articles on the topic. His most recent
publication is his essay, "The Muse in the News," which
explores the relationship between journalism and poetry.
Judith Doble: Dr. Dobler (Ciofalo) has also been on the Communication
Department faculty since its inception. Immediately after earning
her doctorate at the University of Iowa, she came to Loyola to play
a significant role in the college's groundbreaking Writing-Across-the-Curriculum
program, which was funded by a major national grant. In addition to
specializing in the teaching of essay writing, she heads the department's
Empirical Rhetoric program, which gives qualified entering freshmen
opportunities to do more advanced writing. Dr. Dobler also chairs
the college's Gender Studies Program. Her academic research aganda
focuses on the development and use of metaphor in early scientific
writing, an interest that is expressed in one of her courses, "Translating
the Secrets of Science."
Braden, S.J.: Fr. Braden came to Loyola in 1999 from Loyola
University of New Orleans, where he taught in The Broadcast Sequence
and International Media Issues. Since coming here, he has developed
the video component of the Digital Media emphasis and has also been
setting up the college's radio and TV studios to support the curriculum
and to enable students to develop their own programs for internal
campus distribution. Fr. Braden earned his doctorate in International
Communications at the Univeristy of Illinois (Champaign). His creative
endeavors focus on the making of documentary films.
Samet: Ms. Samet has been teaching print graphics at Loyola
since 1987. She earned the MA in Publication Design from the University
of Baltimore, and has since taken advanced doctoral level courses.
Her advanced course work focuses on hypermedia and web design. While
at Loyola College in the Communication Department she helped spearhead
the movement into the electronic media and has overseen the growth
and development of media based facilities. In addition to teaching
she has developed workshops in the area of graphics and web design
to help train and empower mature women. Ms. Samet presently serves
as Coordinator of Graphics and New Media Support Programs. She also
maintains a freelance design practice.
Yakutchik: Ms.Yakutchik is the newest member of the Communication's
Department's adjunct faculty, where she will be teaching Advanced
Reporting in the Fall semester. She holds the Bachelor's in Journalism
and the Master's in Creative Writing from Temple University. After
working as a fulltime journalist early in her career, she has become
a successful freelance journalist. Her bylines and photographs have
appeared in such papers as USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Boston
Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, and the Sports
Illustrated. Of significant note, is her freelance association
with The Discovery Channel's web pages, where she regularly reports
on various expeditions.
Connors: Ms. Connors earned her B.A. in English/Writing at
Loyola College in 1998. After a successful internship at the Baltimore
Sun, where she developed the "Reading by 9" feature, she
went to work fulltime at the Philadelphia Inquirer as an editorial
assistant in the Journalism Awards Department and for the annual "Report
Card on the Schools" special section. Later she worked for Verticalnet,
Inc., where she developed web site content for the hospitality, food
service and the electronics industry. She is currently freelance,
her most recent work being for Discovery.com's Travel Channel web