Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Center for Communications

Contact Information

Director: John Carey

Center for Communications, Hughes Hall 513, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458

Curriculum links:
MBA in Communications and Media Management
MS in Media Management
Undergraduate Program

What we do

The Center for Communications, founded in 1986, conducts research about media industries, consumer use of media, economic and social media trends, and organizational communication in companies. We sponsor conferences, meetings and seminars for media scholars, industry professionals and students. The center also facilitates interaction among academics, industry leaders and policy makers.

Coming to Fordham in 2016: World Media Economics and Management Conference. Find details here.

Learn more about our student organization, the Media and Entertainment Alliance.

Senior Research Fellows

John Careyis a professor of communication and media management at the Fordham Schools of Business and director of the Center for Communications. His research focuses on consumer adoption of new media, media industry economics and historical studies of media use. He holds a Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

Meghann L. Drury-Grogan is an assistant professor of communication and media management whose research on organizational communication, project management and decision-making has been published in leading journals. She has received numerous national and international awards from the academy and industry. She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University's School of Communication.

John A. Fortunato is a professor and the area chair of communication and media management. He is the author of four books about sports media and of numerous academic journal articles in public relations, branding and media management. He received his Ph. D. from the Rutgers University School of Communication, Information, and Library Science.

Bozena I. Mierzejewska is an assistant professor of communication and media management who researches in the areas of media management, economics and organizations. She is the editor of JMM – The International Journal on Media Management, a leading academic publication, and received the Barry Sherman Teaching Award. She holds a Ph.D. in management from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Travis L. Russ, an associate professor of communication and media management, focuses his inquiry on organizational change, participatory communication and human learning. He has won national and international awards, and his research has been published in leading academic journals. He holds a Ph.D. in communication from Rutgers University.

Research done by Center for Communications fellows has been featured in media outlets such as: CBS, CNBC, NPR, PBS, NHK TV, Wall Street Journal Television, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Advertising Age, Adweek, American Demographics, The Boston Globe, Broadcasting Magazine, Businessweek, ClickZ News, Dallas Morning News, Editor and Publisher, iMedia, The Los Angeles Times,, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Post, Cable World, Clarin, Fortune Magazine, Multichannel News and USA Today.

Some of the companies and organizations our research fellows have worked for or provided consulting services to:

A&E Television Networks
Barnes & Noble
Boston Scientific
Comcast NBC/Universal
Consumer Reports Magazine
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Deloitte Consulting
Deutsche Bank
Frankfurt Book Fair
General Electric
Information Mosaic
McGraw Hill Companies
The New York Times
Online Publishers Association
Rainbow Media
Real Networks
The Sci-Fi Channel
Taylor and Francis
Thomson Reuters
Telus Communications
XM Satellite Radio