Journalism and Mass Communication

Stefanie Moore

Stefanie Moore is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication where she teaches primarily in the PR sequence. Currently she teaches Online PR Tactics, PR Case Studies and Social Media Strategies.

She previously served as coordinator of Flash Communications, the student PR agency housed in University Communications and Marketing, where she directed eight to 10 students on marketing and PR initiatives.

Stephanie D. Smith

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). 

Mark Goodman

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.

Danielle Sarver Coombs

Danielle Sarver Coombs, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is an author, media commentator, and consultant on areas related to sports, politics, and the politics of sport. She earned her Ph.D. in mass communication and public affairs from Louisiana State University in 2007.

Susan Kirkman Zake

Susan Kirkman Zake is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University, where she teaches multimedia storytelling, Web programming for multimedia journalism, reporting public affairs, big data and media ethics.