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The Reed College of Media and College of Creative Arts will merge to form the new WVU College of Creative Arts and Media as of July 1, 2024. Get details.


Emily Hughes Corio

Emily Hughes Corio

Teaching Professor, Journalism Program Chair

M.S.J. (West Virginia University)


Emily Hughes Corio joined the WVU Reed College of Media in August 2011 and teaches courses in audio and video storytelling and special topical reporting courses. In 2018 and 2019, she co-led a collaborative reporting project that brought together faculty and students from WVU and George Washington University. In 2019, the team focused on in-depth and explanatory reporting on the opioid epidemic's impact to children in West Virginia.

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Gina Martino Dahlia

Gina Martino Dahlia

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

M.S.J. (West Virginia University)


Gina Martino Dahlia is the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs for the WVU Reed College of Media. In this role, she assists in the planning, development and direction of academic programs. Dahlia is also the Managing Director of the Media Innovation Center and a Teaching Professor at the College of Media.

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Diana Martinelli

Diana Knott Martinelli

Dean, Widmeyer Professor in Public Relations

Ph.D. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Dr. Diana Knott Martinelli was named dean of the College of Media in 2019, after serving as the College's associate dean for eight years and as acting dean of the College of Media from 2015-2016.

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Chad Mezera

Chad Mezera

Assistant Dean of Online Programs

M.S. (West Virginia University)


Chad Mezera is the Assistant Dean of Online Programs for the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University (WVU). In this role, he oversees all online courses offered by the college and leads the online programs support team.

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Geah Pressgrove

Geah Pressgrove

Associate Professor, Advertising and Public Relations Program Chair

Ph.D. (University of South Carolina)

(304) 293-8868

Geah Pressgrove is an associate professor at the Reed College of Media where she teaches introductory, skills and advanced courses in the advertising/public relations program. Pressgrove is also the faculty advisor for the award-winning WVU PRSSA chapter.

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Steve Urbanski

Steve Urbanski

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Ph.D. (Duquesne University)


Dr. Steve Urbanski is an associate professor and director of graduate studies at WVU Reed College of Media. He has 28 years of experience in design, editing and reporting with newspapers such as the Post-Gazette in Pittsburgh; the Herald-Standard in Uniontown, Pa.; the former Sun-Tattler in Hollywood, Fla.; the Mountain-Statesman in Grafton, W.Va.; The Spirit in Punxsutawney, Pa., and the former Dallas Times Herald.

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