Communications Faculty

    Andrew Burns

    Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

    Phone: (845) 848-4026
    Office: Casey Hall 19

    B.A. – The State University of New York

    M.A.T. – The State University of New York

    Andrew Burns is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. His research interests include emerging media effects on interpersonal communication and traditional rhetoric.  Among the courses he teaches are Dynamics of Oral Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Digital Media.

        Ann Beutel

        Administrative Assistant

        Phone: (845) 848-4006
        Office: Administrative Assistant

            AnnMarie DiSiena

            Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Coordinator Communication Studies Program

            Phone: (845) 848-4038
            Office: Casey Hall Anex

            B.A. – Iona College
            M.A. – Fordham University
            Ed.D. – Organizational Leadership: Argosy University

            Professor DiSiena has been a faculty member at Dominican College for over 23 years. In addition to her work in with the Communications Program and as Coordinator of Computerized Curriculum Information she is a member of the Athletic Advisory Board and the coordinator for “Life Experience Credits” process.

                Mark C. Meachem

                Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Director Division of Arts and Sciences

                Phone: (845) 848-4043
                Office: Casey Hall 19

                B.A. – Journalism, St. Michael’s College
                M.S. – Management Communication, Manhattanville College
                Ed.D – Media Studies, Fielding Graduate University

                Dr. Meachem has taught Communications at Dominican College since 2003. He is currently the Director of the Arts & Sciences Division at the college. With a background in journalism, Professor Meachem has worked as a newspaper reporter and as a magazine editor for a national publication. His academic interests include Media Studies, Media Law, Interpersonal Communication, and Communication in online environments. Professor Meachem also has had professional experience as a corporate trainer, teaching business professionals to improve their communication skills.

                He is the author of several articles in both magazines and newspapers as well as the book Robert Philipp, The Last American Impressionist published in 2005. He also wrote, directed, and developed “Business Etiquette,” a CD-ROM on business communication, released in 2003.

                Professor Meachem continues to be involved with several organizations and honors societies, including:

                • National Communication Association
                • Eastern Communication Association
                • Member Alpha Chi Honor Society
                • American Society of Training and Development
                • Ridgefield (CT) Library Board of Directors, 2002-2009
                • Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Honor Society
                • Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society
                • Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals 2002, 2003

                See Professor Meachem’s Presentations >