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Journalism Faculty

Our seven Journalism faculty members bring decades of real-world experience at daily newspapers, magazines, blogs, radio stations, an advertising agency and TV stations, among other work. Several remain active writing and researching, producing journalism, scholarly articles, books and conference presentations.

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name position contact information
Lisa Kernek Assistant Professor
Journalism
Simpkins 226I
309-298-1326
l-kernek@wiu.edu
Richard Moreno Instructor; Adviser, Western Courier
Magazine and Feature Writing, Introduction to Mass Communications
Magazine Design and Content
Heating Plant Annex
309-298-1876
r-moreno@wiu.edu
Mohammad Siddiqi Professor; Director, Journalism
Public Relations, International Press, and Research Methods
Simpkins 226E
309-298-1324
m-siddiqi@wiu.edu
Teresa Simmons Associate Professor
Advertising
Simpkins 317
309-298-1426
r-moreno@wiu.edu
Pearlie Strother-Adams Associate Professor Simpkins 226J
309-298-1425
p-strother-adams@wiu.edu
Yong Tang Assistant Professor
Journalism
Simpkins 226G
309-298-1948
y-tang@wiu.edu