The Catholic University of America



Niki Akhavan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, and Chair

Alexander Russo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor (on leave--Fall 2017)

Martin Johnson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Maura Ugarte, M.F.A.
Clinical Assistant Professor

Josh Shepperd, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor


Affiliate Faculty:

Glen Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor of English 
Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures



Patricia Mars 
Assistant to the Chair

Abby Moser, M.A.
Media Lab Director & Lecturer



Matthew Brown, M.S.

Jessica A. Gresko, M.S.L.

Media Studies faculty is comprised of professors from a variety of disciplines, with specialties ranging from the history and theory of rhetoric to contemporary American culture. Additional faculty from across the university and beyond teach courses closely tied to the curriculum defined and maintained by the core faculty.