Gary Hanson is a 25-year veteran of television news. From 1984 to 1997 he was News Director of WKBN, the CBS television affiliate in Youngstown, Ohio.
He is the past Freedom and Responsibility Chair of the RTV-J Division of AEJMC, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Gary Harwood has worked as a photographer for more than 27 years and is the co-author of Growing Season: The Life of a Migrant Community. The book won the 2007 Carter G. Woodson Honor Award from the National Council for the Social Studies and the 2007 Ohioana Book Award from the Ohioana Library Association. The book was also awarded a 2005 Artist and Communities Grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and was selected by Stark County’s Mayor’s Literacy Program for their annual One Book One Community reading program.
After graduating in 1972 with a Bachelor's Degree in English and philosophy from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Blase began working as an advertising copywriter and technical writer at Leblond, Inc.(now Leblond/Makino, Inc.). Leblond/Makino is a multinational capital goods manufacturer in Cincinnati that markets their products worldwide.
Ron Russo, adjunct professor of film, is in his fifteenth year of teaching at KSU and has taught over 100 courses. Though trained in international cinema (Rossellini/Renoir/Hitchcock, etc.) he has branched out into film comedy and Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. His is currently working on the third edition of his textbook, Adult Swim and Comedy.
Rick Senften has been a JMC adjunct for nearly five years, and also taught newswriting at Canton's Malone College.
For 31 years, he worked at his hometown newspaper, The Repository, where he was a reporter, assigning editor, columnist, city editor, special projects editor and newsroom recruiter. The last 20 years of that time, he worked in scholastic journalism in Stark County, training teachers, newspaper advisers and their students.
Federico Subervi, Ph.D., is a researcher and scholar on Latino media and audiences.
Before joining the JMC faculty in fall 2013, Subervi served as professor and director of the Center for the Study of Latino Media & Markets at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, where his research and teaching focus was on exploring the relationship of ethnic minorities to the mass media, especially the Latino community.