Welcome New Faculty

This semester, the journalism program welcomes two new faculty members!

RP_headshotRajul Punjabi will teach Reporting and Writing, with an eye on arts and activism. She is a New York based journalist and educator who taught a course on “New Journalism” a couple of summer ago. Ms. Punjabi’s beat is hip hop, but she also writes about race, gender, social justice, and fashion, beauty, and pop culture. Her byline has appeared in The New York Daily News, The Village Voice, Playboy, VIBE, Jamrock, Urbanology, Rap-Up, and on TheBoombox and Billboard.com. Her greatest inspirations are Toni Morrison, Killer Mike, Harshada Rajani, and Santiago from The Alchemist.

A graduate of Kean University in New Jersey with a BA in English, she received her master’s degree in English from Long Island University where she also taught.

IMG_0046Nick Charles will teach Introduction to Journalism. He bring, up-to-the minute, real world experience via his position as Communications Director for Rock The Vote. A long-time journalist who also served as Vice President for digital content at BET and Editor in Chief for AOL Black Voices.

Mr. Charles earned his B.A. in Journalism from New York University and M.S. in International Affairs from the New School University. He serves on the Quinnipiac University School of Communications Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of Iris House, a Harlem-based non-profit organization that provides services to those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS.