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Gina Martino Dahlia

Gina Martino Dahlia

Teaching Professor, Journalism Program Chair

M.S.J. (West Virginia University)

304-293-5739

Gina Martino Dahlia is a Teaching Professor, the Managing Director of the Media Innovation Center, General Manager of 100 Days in Appalachia and the Journalism Program chair at the WVU Reed 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)

304-293-5903

Chad Mezera is the Assistant Dean of Online Programs, including the master’s degree program in integrated marketing communications (IMC); graduate certificate programs in IMC and digital marketing communications; and undergraduate minors in advertising, public relations, sports communication, health promotion, strategic social media, event planning and entertainment media.

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Tricia Petty

Tricia Petty

Assistant Dean for Student and Enrollment Services

M.A. (University of Georgia)

304-293-5874

Tricia Petty is the Assistant Dean for Student and Enrollment Services for the WVU Reed College of Media. In this role, she oversees freshman and transfer recruitment, undergraduate student advising, retention efforts, and student careers and opportunities initiatives.

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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 assistant 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)

304-293-6797

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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