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Melissa Sgroi, Ed.D. Department Chair

Melissa Sgroi, Ed.D.
Department Chair
E-mail: msgroi@misericordia.edu

Dr. Melissa Sgroi serves as Chair of the Department of Mass Communications and Design. Her research area is media and disability. Her work has been published in academic journals – and her documentaries have led to meaningful improvements in accessibility for people with disabilities. Dr. Sgroi’s professional background is in both television and print journalism. She has worked as an anchor, reporter, producer, and assignment editor, and her feature writing has appeared in national and international publications. Many of her journalism students have had their articles published in national magazines, and many have won prestigious regional and national awards for their work in The Highlander, the university’s newspaper, which she advises. Dr. Sgroi previously taught at King's College in Wilkes-Barre. She holds bachelor's degrees from King's College, and her Master's and Doctorate from Wilkes University.


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Rachel Urbanowicz, MA Assitant Professor

Rachel Urbanowicz, MA
Assistant Professor
E-mail: rurbanowicz@misericordia.edu

Rachel Urbanowicz has an extensive background in designing and writing in the marketing communications field. She has developed corporate identities and websites for many organizations, and has worked for small and large clients in Minneapolis, Chicago, Pennsylvania, and Silicon Valley. At Misericordia, her service learning classes and student design club have created pieces for many local non-profits, resulting in strong, and even award-winning, real-world portfolio pieces for her students. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree in Strategic Communication Management from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota.


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Anthony DelRegno, MA, MBA

Anthony DelRegno, MA, MBA
Assistant Professor
E-mail: adelregno@misericordia.edu

Anthony DelRegno has an extensive background in writing, producing, directing, and editing for television. He has fifteen years of experience producing short and long format television programming; to corporate videos, and documentary films. Anthony has Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Master's of Business Administration from Wilkes University, and a Master's of Arts in Communication Arts, from Marywood University.


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James May, Adjunct Professor

James May
Adjunct Professor
E-mail: jmay@misericordia.edu

James May serves as a staff photographer for the Bloomsburg Press Enterprise and has worked as a contract photographer for the Associated Press. His work has been published in Sports Illustrated, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and the San Fransisco Chronicle, and it has been nationally and regionally recognized by The Associated Press Managing Editor, MSNBC.com and the Keystone Press Awards. He has an Associate's Degree in photography from Luzerne County Community College and a BA in humanities from Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey.



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