Our People | School of Journalism | SIU

Southern Illinois University

Our People | School of Journalism | SIU



College of Mass Communication and Media Arts

SoJ faculty members attend awards program

Our People

The administration, faculty, staff members and advisers in the School of Journalism work together to ensure SoJ students receive a top quality education and the advice and support they need to land a top job in their chosen field after they graduate.

SoJ is proud of its people.  Each and every faculty and staff member is a highly dedicated professional who is deeply committed to educating and mentoring the next generation of journalists.


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Kavita Karan

Professor and deputy director Kavita Karan teaches courses in advertising, and strategic advertising management and research methods for the graduate students. Her recent book credits include Bollywood and Globalization: The Global power of popular Hindi cinema and Information policies in Asia: Development of indicators.

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Carolyn Kingcade

News-Editorial lecturer Carolyn Kingcade teaches media writing across platforms, media literacy, and print journalism. She assists the student daily newspaper, The Daily Egyptian. She also has contracted freelance work doing abstracts for a range of news stories and commentary in The Times of London and The Sunday Times, as well as The New York Times.