Contact University News and Media Relations

Office of University News and Media Relations, Rutgers–New Brunswick
Alexander Johnston Hall
101 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, N.J. 08901-1281
848-932-7084
Fax: 732-932-8412 or 732-932-7869

E. J. Miranda
Acting Senior Director of University News and Media Relations
Primary areas: academic/student affairs, administrative affairs, business services, purchasing, recycling, public safety, public health, Rutgers Environmental Health and Safety (REHS), compliance, Board of Governors and Trustees, government relations, facilities and capital planning, governing boards, budget, risk communication, facilities and capital planning, government relations, Rutgers Foundation
848-932-0553 (office); 732-789-5419 (cell)
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Jeffrey Tolvin
Director of University News and Media Relations
Primary areas: liaison to Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences chancellor’s office; Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Rutgers School of Nursing. Crisis/emergency/adverse weather/risk communications planning/supervision/execution.
973-972-4501 (office); 908-229-3475 (cell)
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Todd B. Bates
Science Communicator
Primary areas: Physical sciences and engineering (School of Engineering, earth and planetary sciences, marine and coastal sciences, computer science, mathematics, physics and astronomy, chemistry and chemical biology, molecular biology and biochemistry), Graduate School-New Brunswick.
Research Centers and Institutes: Biotechnology Center for Agriculture and Environment, Center for Advanced Information Processing, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI), Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB). Also: Asian American Cultural Center, liaison to Office of Research and Economic Development, National Science Foundation PR liaison.
848-932-0550 (office); 908-208-3422 (cell)
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Ken Branson
Public Relations Specialist
Primary areas: Social sciences (sociology; psychology; exercise science, cultural/social anthropology); nutrition/obesity, physical sciences (geography, earth and planetary sciences), women in science, history, philosophy and American studies.
Schools: School of Communication & Information (including journalism and media studies; communication)
Research Centers and Institutes: Biotechnology Center for Agriculture and the Environment, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences (ODASIS); Rutgers University Libraries; Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science.
848-932-0580 (office); 908-797-2590 (cell)
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Robin Lally
Science Communicator
Primary areas: Life sciences and evolutionary anthropology (genetics, cell biology and neuroscience).
Schools: Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and College of Nursing, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Research Centers and Institutes: Human Genetics Institute, Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR), Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM), Protein Data Banks/RCSB, New Jersey Center for Biomaterials, Waksman Institute for Microbiology, Biosafety, Susan Lehman Cullman Laboratory for Cancer Research, W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, Rutgers Stem Cell Research Center, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research.
848-932-0557 (office); 973-270-3706 (cell); 973-607-1609 (home)
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Patti Verbanas
Public Relations Specialist
Primary areas: RBHS social media, allied health, behavioral health, children with special needs, public health, nutrition
Schools/Units: University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), UBHC Call Center Helplines (Cop2Cop, NJVet2Vet, Vets4Warriors, NJ Hopeline, Mom2Mom, Care2Caregivers, Military Mom2Mom), School of Health Related Professions, School of Public Health, New Jersey Poison Control, Zimmerli Art Museum
848-932-0551 (office)
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Dory Devlin
Public Relations Specialist
Primary areas: Health sciences (Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences). Liaison to Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, New Jersey Medical School, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick, Rutgers Law School-Newark and the Center for Social Justice Education and LBGT Communities.
973-972-7276 (office); 908-872-6979 (cell)
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Carla Cantor 
Managing Editor, Rutgers Today
Assistant Director, Editorial Services
Primary Areas: Contact for questions on public relations specialist areas and written materials on Rutgers Today and Media Relations page. Liaison to Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, School of Social Work, School of Arts and Sciences departments: political science, economics and Continuous Education (Summer Session, Winter Session, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute/OLLI-RU).
848-932-0555 (office)
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Karen Ayres Smith
Assistant Director, New and Emerging Media
Primary areas: video, multimedia, social media
848-932-0552 (office)
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Andrea Alexander
Assistant Managing Editor - Features, Rutgers Today
Liaison to Center for State Health Policy, Voorhees Transportation Center, Center for Urban Policy Research, Criminal Justice Research and Center for Government Services.
848-932-0556 (office)
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Office of Communications and Public Affairs, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
335 George Street
Liberty Plaza, Suite 2300
New Brunswick, N.J. 08901

Patricia M. Hansen
Director of Communications and Public Affairs
732-235-6307 (office); 732-331-2026 (cell) 732-235-9570 (fax)
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Jennifer Forbes
Manager, Public Relations
732-235-6356 (office); 732-788-8301 (cell)
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Beth-Ann Kerber
Manager, Marketing
732-235-9680 (office); 732-513-1464 (cell)
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Office of Marketing and Communications, New Jersey Medical School 
South Orange Avenue, Room C-595 Newark, NJ 07103
973-972-1216 (office)
Website: http://njms.rutgers.edu

LaCarla Donaldson
Marketing Assistant
973-972-4564 (office) 732-674-2274 (cell)
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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, N.J. 08903

Candace Botnick
Director of Communications and Public Affairs
732-235-9871 (office); 732-690-1384 (cell)
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Michele Fisher
Media Relations Specialist
Primary Areas: Cancer research, treatment, prevention, education; cancer clinical trials
732-235-9872 (office); 732-284-0248 (cell)
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Debbie Vogel
Interactive Marketing Specialist
732-235-9891 (office)
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Rutgers School of Nursing
Lynn McFarlane
Director, Marketing and Communications
973-353-3833 (office) 201-306-0893 (cell)
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Office of Communications, Rutgers–Camden
303 Cooper Street, Third Floor
Camden, NJ 08102-1406
856-225-6026 (office)

Michael Sepanic
Associate Chancellor for External Relations
Primary areas: crisis communication, institutional initiatives, general inquiries
856-225-6026 (office); 609-417-3856 (cell)
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Jeanne Leong
Assistant Director for Media Relations
Primary areas:  business, sciences
856-225-6759 (office)
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Thomas McLaughlin
Editorial/Media Specialist
Primary areas:  arts, humanities, social sciences
856-225-6545 (office)
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Office of Communications, Rutgers–Newark
249 University Avenue
Blumenthal Hall, Room 210
Newark, NJ 07102
973-353-5262 (office) 973-353-1050 (fax)

Ferlanda Fox Nixon
Acting Director of Communications
Primary areas: media relations, web content, publications and special projects
973-353-5262 (office)
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Carla Capizzi
Assistant Director of Communications
Primary areas: admissions, student affairs, arts/humanities, Dana Library, sciences, social sciences, criminal justice, urban studies and public administration
973-353-5262 (office); 201-398-1055 (home)
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Karrin Pitt
Editorial/Media Specialist 
Primary areas: media relations, web content, social media, publications, administrative support, special projects
973.353.5262 (office)
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Office of Research and Economic Development
Edward Tate
Director of Communications
848-445-3153 (office); 267-934-3475 (cell)
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Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick
Daniel Stoll
Director of Communications & Marketing
973-353-5879 (office)
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Susan Todd
Senior Public Relations Specialist
973-353-5224 (office)
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Rutgers Law School
Cathy K. Donovan
Assistant Dean of Communications, Camden
856-225-6627 (office); 856-979-6391 (cell)
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Elizabeth Moore
Director of Communications, Newark
973-353-5553 (office)
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Office of Communications
Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
57 US Highway 1
Administrative Services Building 2
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8554

Mike Green
Director
848-932-4201 (office) 732-932-4545 (fax)
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Paula Walcott-Quintin
Senior Writer-Editor
848-932-4204 (office)
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Graduate School of Education - New Brunswick
Jamie Cann 
Public Relations Specialist
848-932-0865 (office)
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Mason Gross School of the Arts
Laurie Granieri
Director of Communications
848-932-5239 (office)
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School of Communication & Information
Brenda Sheridan
Director of Strategic Communications
Dean's Office and IT Staff
848-932-7078 (office)
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Carol Heher Peters
Public Relations Specialist
848-932-7091 (office)
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School of Social Work
Aimee LaBrie
Director of Communications
848-932-5340 (office)
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Beth Salamon
Director of Communications and Marketing
732-932-6998 ext. 610 (office)
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