Head of School

  • Prof Stephen Croucher

    Prof Stephen Croucher

    Head of School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Email:

    Ph: ext 63578

Associate Head of School (Wellington)

  • Dr Ravi Balasubramanian

    Dr Ravi Balasubramanian

    Associate Head of School - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Email:

    Ph: ext 63551

Administrative Staff

  • Camille Alter-Shaw

    Camille Alter-Shaw

    Administration Assistant - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Alyth Begg

    Alyth Begg

    Personal Assistant - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Claudia Freitas Da Silva

    Claudia Freitas Da Silva

    Programme Support Administrator - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Michelle Laurenson

    Michelle Laurenson

    School Administrator - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Academic Staff - Communication

  • Dr Jeannie Fletcher

    Dr Jeannie Fletcher

    Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Jeannie teaches communication papers and supervises student research in the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing (College of Business) on Massey University's Wellington campus. Her research focuses on communication in organisations and the ways in which effective organisations create and sustain contexts that foster the innovative capabilities of their people. Before coming to academia Jeannie worked in a management role in the public health sector.  

  • Associate Professor Elizabeth Gray

    Associate Professor Elizabeth Gray

    Associate Professor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    I teach professional writing, editing and publishing at undergraduate level, and also undertake graduate supervision.  My research interests include women's journalism history, workplace communication competencies (particularly oral communication), and stakeholder communication for non-profit organisations.

  • Dr Mimi Hodis

    Dr Mimi Hodis

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    I was awarded a PhD in communication from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA. My research interests are particularly class instruction and its effect on communication apprehension, self-perceived communication competence, and willingness to communicate;  public relations; persuasive communication; student communication patterns and their relationship with self-regulation mechanisms and motivation to achieve in school.

  • Dr Jenny Zhengye Hou

    Dr Jenny Zhengye Hou

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Dr Ming Li

    Dr Ming Li

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    I am originally from Kunming, China. I taught English language and literature at Yunnan Normal University, from 1980 to 1995. I was awarded a doctoral degree in intercultural communication by Latrobe University, Australia in 1999. I have taught a number of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels since my arrival in New Zealand in 2000: International Language and Business Communication, Business Communication, Cross-Cultural Communication, Introduction to Human Communication, Global Communication and Managing Communications Technology. My research interests centre around international education, intercultural communication, migrant studies, and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

  • Dr Elena Maydell

    Dr Elena Maydell

    Senior Tutor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Dr Erika Pearson

    Dr Erika Pearson

    Senior Lecturer in Communication and/or Public Relations - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Associate Professor Sean Phelan

    Associate Professor Sean Phelan

    Associate Professor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Sean has been working at Massey University Wellington since August 2003 and has a PhD in Communications from Dublin City University. He teaches and researches in the field of critical communication and media studies. He is the co-editor of Discourse Theory and Critical Media Politics (2011, Palgrave Macmillan) and Scooped: The Politics and Power of Journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand (2012, AUT media). His book, Neoliberalism, Media and the Political, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in November 2014.

     

  • Prof Frank Sligo

    Prof Frank Sligo

    Director of Stakeholder Engagement - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    I've spent most of my working life at Massey University but have also taught at two universities in the USA and two in China. My main research areas are in adult literacy, information richness and poverty, and the knowledge-behaviour gap. Higher levels of literacy are correlated with higher income, trust in others, sense of political efficacy, and readiness to engage in volunteering. Massey University’s Adult Literacy and Communication Research (ALCR) Group has been funded by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health, and the Tertiary Education Commission.

  • Dr Luk Swiatek

    Dr Luk Swiatek

    Lecturer in Communication and Public Relations - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Lukasz Swiatek primarily researches strategic communication, especially in relation to awards and prizes. Other research areas include entertainment, creativity, and teaching and learning (in higher education). He is a member of the Australia and New Zealand Communication Association, and the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. He has taught a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and his teaching and learning blog regularly receives visitors from around the world. Luk has also worked in ethnic media and integrated communication, in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, in Australia.

Academic Staff - Journalism

  • Associate Professor Grant Hannis

    Associate Professor Grant Hannis

    Associate Professor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Dr Grant Hannis co-ordinates the Master of Journalism programme at Massey University in Wellington, where he teaches, among other things, news writing, statistics for journalists and journalism history. He is the editor of New Zealand's standard journalism textbook, Intro, and has published research on reporting on diversity, journalism history and journalism education. As a Fulbright Senior Scholar, he spent six months in the United States in 2010 researching and teaching journalism at San Francisco State University. He was a financial journalist for 14 years at Consumer magazine, and latterly managed the writing staff at the magazine.

  • Dr James Hollings

    Dr James Hollings

    Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader - Journalism - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    James Hollings’ main responsibilities lie with the Masters in Journalism, and the Editing and Publishing and Investigative Reporting papers of the Bachelor of Communication. He has worked in senior roles in newspapers and radio. His doctoral dissertation was on the decision-making processes of reluctant witnesses, and he has published on the characteristics and attitudes of New Zealand journalists, media reporting of suicide, disaster reporting, and the practice of investigative journalism. He is also interested in journalism psychology, photojournalism, and contemporary journalism practice. He is co-founder of the New Zealand Centre for Investigative Journalism: http://cij.org.nz/

  • Shirley Morrison

    Shirley Morrison

    Shorthand Tutor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Dr Catherine Strong

    Dr Catherine Strong

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Dr. Strong’s wealth of journalism and public relations practical experience influences her academic teaching and research.   Prior to joining academia, she was senior journalist in such newsrooms as Radio New Zealand, TVNZ, Akron Beacon Journal, and Solomon Island Broadcasting.  Later she was managing director of the successful Wellington corporate media relations company Cabix.  Her research focuses on current journalism practices,  She introduced drone journalism and podcast production to core courses.   Her teaching awards include both on-campus and distance modes.  She recently taught 3 years in the Middle East city of Dubai.  

  • Fran Tyler

    Fran Tyler

    Supernumerary Graduate Assistant - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Academic Staff - Marketing

  • Dr Ravi Balasubramanian

    Dr Ravi Balasubramanian

    Associate Head of School - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Murray MacRae

    Murray MacRae

    Executive in Residence - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    I have 25 years experience in hi tech industry, having worked for large multinationals and large local companies,operating both in the local and international markets, in the disciplines of marketing, investment raising, finance and business unit management.

    With extensive experience in new product development, product management and market research, I have over the last ten years have been advising START UPS and teching innovation, with a personal  focus on hi tech hi growth globally ambitious firms.  

  • Dr Raja Peter

    Dr Raja Peter

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Technical Staff

  • Mark Antony Steelsmith

    Mark Antony Steelsmith

    Departmental User Support Analyst (Multimedia) - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    I am  a multi-media artist and technician. At Massey I support staff and students with video production and post-production. In my artistic practice I explore hand-crafted flat animation techniques to produce lost-narrative shorts.

    I am currently studying a Master of Fine Arts at Massey University.

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