Karl Idsvoog is a highly versatile and cost-effective multimedia trainer/consultant. Having worked as an investigative reporter/producer/manager in local, network, syndicated television and online journalism, Idsvoog moved into training/consulting and education following the bankruptcy of APBnews.com in New York where he got a “superb education in the online world.”
Luke Armour is a non-tenure track assistant professor at Kent State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching primarily in the public relations sequence. He teaches classes such as PR Tactics, Online PR Tactics, Social Media Strategies, Strategic Writing and Messaging in PR, Social Media in Public Relations, and Media Writing.
Executive Vice President, Rubber City Radio Group (WAKR/WONE/WQMX Radio) and the Mid Michigan Radio Group, Lansing, MI. Mark combines 35 years of broadcast sales/management experience with over a decade in the classroom as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Akron, Mount Union College, Youngstown State University and at Kent State University where he earned the M.A. degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Michele Ewing, APR, has more than 15 years experience in agency and corporate public relations. Before joining the Kent State faculty, Michele was a vice president at Marcus Thomas LLC, an advertising and public relations agency in Cleveland and Youngstown. During her 12-year tenure at Marcus Thomas, Michele played an active role in the management and growth of the public relations division with emphasis on the division's healthcare, internal and marketing public relations communications practices. Prior to Marcus Thomas, Michele worked for two Ohio hospitals.
Mark Goodman joined the faculty of Kent State's School of Journalism and Mass Communication in January 2008 as the school's first Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism after serving 22 years as executive director of the Student Press Law Center in Washington, D.C. Goodman is an expert in media law, the role of high school student journalism in preparing journalists and citizens, the practice of press freedom in American schools and freedom of information issues involving schools and colleges.
Mitch teaches at the Stark Campus and advises the student media newsroom in Kent. He joined the KSU faculty in 2008 following an 18-year career at the Akron Beacon Journal, The Palm Beach Post and the Times-Union in Rochester, N.Y.
Kent State University Fashion School graduate Anastasia Iafrate was named this year’s winner of the prestigious Supima Design Competition during a Sept. 4 event at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Iafrate, who graduated in May with a Bachelor of Arts in fashion design, beat out finalists from five other institutions to win the award, which carries a $10,000 prize.
Julie Napieralski is an instructor for the Kent State master's degree in public relations online program. She has 15 years of field experience in public relations and was most recently public relations and social media account director at Martino Flynn, LLC, a full-service advertising, public relations, and digital media agency based in Rochester, N.Y.