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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.

New faces in new leadership roles

The WVU Reed College of Media welcomes new faculty member Joseph Jones and announces the promotions of Gina Martino-Dahlia and Emily Corio into college leadership positions. Additionally, senior advisor Emily Roush will lead the College’s data acquisition and analysis around recruitment, retention and graduation.

Joe Jones

Joseph Jones joins the College of Media as a visiting assistant professor after earning his Ph.D. this past spring from the Missouri School of Journalism. He’ll teach Media Ethics and Law this fall, while designing new courses in media history and culture. Jones’s research focuses on the Black press, journalism's potential relationship with an ethics of care, the obligations and implications of food and lifestyle journalism, and the role of pleasure in the constitution of people and societies. His work has been published in the Journal of Media Ethics.

 Gina Martino Dahlia

Gina Martino Dahlia is the new assistant dean of academic affairs. In this role, she will support the planning, development and direction of undergraduate academic programs and manage the College’s Student Services team. Dahlia has been a faculty member in the College of Media for more than 20 years, most notably as executive producer of the award-winning “WVU News,” a student-produced weekly newscast. She is also the managing director of the Media Innovation Center and previously served as the journalism program chair. Dahlia was named one of America's top 20 digital media innovators by MediaShift for her work on 100 Days in Appalachia. Dahlia spent more than 25 years in the journalism industry as a news anchor and reporter, newspaper columnist, feature and business writer, restaurant critic, documentarian and the press secretary for the campaign of current U.S. Senator Joe Manchin when he ran and won the office of West Virginia Secretary of State. Dahlia is also a former West Virginia Women's Commissioner.

Emily Hughes Corio

Emily Corio will replace Dahlia as media/journalism program chair. Corio joined the College of Media in 2011 and is currently a teaching associate professor, teaching courses in audio and video storytelling and special topic reporting courses. In 2018-19, she co-led a collaborative in-depth reporting project with students and faculty from WVU and George Washington University that focused on the opioid epidemic’s impact on West Virginia children. She has also led an experimental journalism course in sensor, data and science journalism and developed the College’s Sports and Adventure Media major, which launched in 2018. Corio is an award-winning reporter who previously worked for West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Her reporting and stories have aired on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition,” WNYC’s and PRI’s “The Takeaway,” and the CBC.

Emily Roush

Emily Roush has been promoted to undergraduate advising coordinator where she leads the College’s data acquisition and advising efforts. The College’s professional advisors are trained on program requirements, curriculum changes, student support and graduation standards and guide College of Media students through the academic experience. Roush has been advising students since 2010 and received the University-wide Nicholas Evans Professional Staff Advising Excellence Award last spring. She received her bachelor’s degree in child development and family studies, with an emphasis in family life education, and her master’s degree is in educational psychology, both from West Virginia University.

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