Smith retired in 2011 from the United State Federal Government, after 27 years of service, 25 of them with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). She also had significant executive experience in defense (U.S. Navy) and public diplomacy (Department of State).
Evan Bailey is operations manager for IdeaBase, a College of Communication and Information collaborative project focused on creating an experiential learning experience mirroring a real-life agency setting and structure. At IdeaBase, Evan oversees student employment and training, agency traffic, creative coaching, and outbound agency marketing efforts.
After 30 years teaching journalism and English and advising the Spokesman newspaper at Wheeling (Ill.) High School, Susan Hathaway Tantillo, Master Journalism Educator, retired in June 2001. She began teaching Reporting for Mass Media for Kent State University in 2008. It is offered in the fall semester only.
Susan serves as the newsroom adviser to the award-winning student newsroom, where she works with the Daily Kent Stater, KentWired.com, TV2 and an array of niche websites and mobile apps. She teaches all aspects of newsroom production and management, with particular emphasis on the integration of digital and mobile news platforms, multimedia and social media.
She also serves as a lecturer teaching photojournalism, multimedia storytelling and Web programming for multimedia journalists.
Aimee Swartzlander is an Academic Advisor for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Kent State University and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from The University of Akron. Aimee began working at Kent State University in July 2010.
Tim Roberts is a non-tenure track lecturer at Kent State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching primarily in the public relations sequence.
Courses he has taught include Media, Power & Culture, Media Writing, Principles of Public Relations, Public Relations Tactics, Media Relations & Publicity, and Fundamentals of Media Messages. Roberts is developing and teaching the Investor Relations & Financial Public Relations course in JMC's online master's degree with a public relations concentration program.
After receiving his BS degree in zoology from Duke University, David attended the graduate School of Film at Ohio University where he wrote and produced Lucy in Disguise, an hour documentary about the discovery and analysis of the fossil skeleton Lucy. The film aired on national PBS.
David then spent fifteen years producing, directing and editing video programs for Chevron Corporation, Mosby-Yearbook, Lippincott-Raven and other clients. In 1997, David turned to teaching television production at Alameda High School in Alameda, CA.
Prof. Timothy D. Smith joined the School of Journalism and Mass Communication faculty at Kent State University in 1986 after working for 19 years for the Akron Beacon Journal, leaving as managing editor. He has also worked for the Columbus Dispatch, the Painesville Telegraph and United Press International.