Faculty - Communication

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Lisa MarsherallLisa Marsherall, M.A.

Clinical Associate Professor and Chair, Communication Department
Lisa Marsherall (Lisa.M.Marsherall@medaille.edu) earned a master's degree from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications, and began teaching at Medaille in 1990. Her courses in the Communication Department include broadcasting, media law and ethics, public speaking, and media performing. She advises the on-campus radio station, WMCB, as well as the TV Club, MCTV.  Lisa earned the Dr. Brian Shero Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership award in 2007 and keeps in contact with many alums, who regularly give back to the students through appearances, workshops and internships.


Louis PozantidesLouis Pozantides, M.S.

Clinical Associate Professor, Communication Department
Louis Pozantides has taught in the Communication Department since 2002, and earned a master's in education from Canisius College. He has previously taught and lectured at Niagara University, Niagara County Community College, the ITT Technical Institute, and SUNY Fredonia. Pozantides was part of the local radio market for many years as a director of news, programming and on-air broadcasts, and as a weather anchor. His course specialties include Writing for the Media, advertising, public relations, media promotions, public speaking and journalism.

As Medaille's Communication Field Placement Coordinator, Pozantides works to connect students with internship opportunities in local, regional and national media organizations. He also is the co-advisor for the on-campus radio station, WMCB, and was selected Professor of the Year by students for five years in a row. He also received the Dr. Brian T. Shero Award for Teaching Excellent and Campus Leadership in 2009, and gave the Honors Convocation address in fall 2009.

Roger Puchalski

Visiting Instructor, Communication Department

Roger Puchalski is the editor and publisher of the Am-Pol Eagle, a weekly Polish-American newspaper in Buffalo, NY. He is a former acting chairman of the communications program at Medaille College. Puchalski has a masters of science degree in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research and a bachelors degree in media communications from Medaille College.

John SchedelJohn Schedel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Communication Department
Dr. John Schedel (jschedel@medaille.edu) currently teaches public speaking and general education courses. He has also taught Communication Theory, Small Group Communication, Advanced Public Speaking, and U.S. History classes.

Dr. Schedel is a former chairman of the Humanities Department and the Media/Communications Department. He has written the course outlines for all of the speech courses that are currently being offered at Medaille College. He has also served as Medaille College’s Director of Forensics and as the faculty advisor to the college’s Native American Club. In 1999, he was named "Faculty Member of the Year" by Medaille College’s annual yearbook.

Dr. Schedel is a rhetorical theorist and critic whose primary areas of study include classical, medieval, Renaissance, and modern rhetorical theory, the history and criticism of public address, and the study of rhetorical movements. His most recent work includes a symposium paper on the rhetoric and academic vision of Cardinal Henry Newman and an in-process collaborative study of the rhetorics of the anti-German movement in the United States during The First World War. Dr. Schedel has also written articles on issues which pertain to educational theories and practices.

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