Professor, Communication Arts
Office: AD 287
Bachelor’s degree from the University of New York at New Paltz
Master's of Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in film from Columbia University. Currently a doctoral student in Bilingual Cultural Studies at University of Texas – San Antonio
Media Ethics and Writing for the Media; Video Production, Producing, and Directing; Video Production II; and Script Writing
Prior to joining the faculty at UIW, Dora Fitzgerald was a producer and executive producer for 10 years at a small television station. Her professional interests center on visual media. Her personal interests center on the arts, and she is an avid student of film, especially how culture represents itself on screen, past and present, and particularly the representation of minority groups.
Assistant Professor, Communication Arts
Office: AD 327
Introduction to Mass Communication, Issues and Trends in Bicultural Communication, Seminar in Issues and Trends in Bilingual Communication, Diversity in the Media, Organizational Communication and Leadership
Enrique Esquivel-Lopez was awarded as Fulbright scholar and worked at Minnesota State University prior to joining the Faculty at UIW.
He studied in US sponsored by the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology and worked as faculty of International Communications at TEC of Monterrey. Professionally he was the director of International Affairs at Universidad Iberoamericana and is member of the International Association Communication and the Consejo Nacional para la Enseñanza y la Investigación de las Ciencias de la Comunicación (CONEICC- México).
His latest publication is about the relationships between Media and Power in a bilingual and bicultural setting. He teaches in English and Spanish.
Director of Graduate Studies
Office: AD 267
Valerie Kesner Greenberg Vita (Adobe PDF)
B.A. Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
M.A. University of the Incarnate Word, Communication
Ph. D. in Instructional Technology from the University of Texas at Austin, centering on technology and study
Aesthetics of Visual Perception, Media Ethics, Writing for Electronic and Digital Media, Seminar in Film, Seminar in Production, Media Internship, Capstone and Thesis.
Valerie Greenberg has taught at the University of the Incarnate Word for the past 20 years. Prior to joining the faculty at UIW, she worked in the Media industry, where she did production for ABC, CBS, Disney, and Touchstone Pictures. Dr. Greenberg has presented papers at national and international conferences including the: International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE)Japan; International Association for Digital Information Society (IADIS) Portugal; World Conference on E―Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (AACE) Montreal and Phoenix; International Association for Learning and Technology (IWALT) New Zealand.
Hsin-I (Steve) Liu
Associate Professor, Communication Arts
Office AD 322
Office phone: 210-283-5043
Ph.D. in Communication Studies, University of Iowa (Iowa City)
M.A. in Communication, University of Hawaii at Manoa
(with the East-West Center Grant)
M.A. program in Sociology, National Taiwan University
B.A. in Journalism, National Cheng-Chi University, Taiwan
Communication Research Methods; Communications, Technology, and Culture; The
Impact of Media on Society; Theories of Communication; Cultural Theories; Intercultural Communication
Prior to joining the faculty at UIW, Hsin-I taught at University of Iowa (Iowa City) and Open University of Hong Kong. His research interests include: critical social theory, cultural studies of media and philosophy of communication. Hsin-I has made paper presentations in the following national and international associations and conferences: International Association for Aesthetics (IAA), International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), International Communication Association (ICA), National Communication Association (NCA), and World Congress of Philosophy (WCP).
Convergent Media Professor, Communication Arts
Office: AD 285
Joseph Lopez melds the lines between academia and professional spaces in the convergent media field for over 10 years. His work ranges from intermodal expressive arts to technology startup ventures.
Bachelor Degree in Radio-TV-Film from The University of Texas at Austin.
Masters Degree in Radio-TV-Film from The University of Texas at Austin.
PhD Degree in Radio-TV-Film from The University of Texas at Austin.
Audio Production I, Video Production I, Introduction to Computers, Advanced Video Editing and Independent Studies/Special Project.
A native of San Antonio and central Texas Joseph Lopez grew up in northwest San Antonio and attended O.W. Holmes High School. Outside of academia and his professional work, Joseph Lopez enjoys spending time with his family and with his wife Corina, who is currently completing her PhD in cultural studies in education. He also enjoys listening to his hi-fi and motor sport culture.
Director, Communication Arts
Office: AD 281
Professor McDonnell has taught at the University since 1999. He became a full-time professor in 2002. He serves as Coordinator of the Communication Arts program and is the faculty advisor for kuiw.org , the Internet Radio station and uiwtv.org, the Internet television station.
Bachelor Degree in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin.
Masters Degree with a concentration in Instructional Technology from UIW.
Audio Production I, Video Production I & II, Senior Portfolio, Advanced Video Editing, Television Practicum and Radio Practicum.
Mr. McDonnell has been a writer, producer, and director in the corporate and educational field for over 25 years. Along with winning multiple awards in video and multimedia, Mr. McDonnell served as a past president of several national communication organizations. His hobbies include comic book collecting 1960-1970’s, playing golf, restoring and driving 1967 Chevy El Camino and playing guitar.
Professor, Communication Arts
Office AD 277
Office phone: 210-829-6069
Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Lambuth University, Jackson, Tennessee Master's degree in Communications from Auburn University (Alabama)
Print journalism courses including Journalism I; Journalism 2; News-Feature Writing and Editing; Publications Practicum (LOGOS adviser) and Diversity in the Media.
A native of Jackson, Tennessee, began his professional career in 1974 with The Jackson Sun, a daily newspaper, and remained there until 1994, serving in a variety of roles during that tenure including reporter, copy editor, assistant news editor, assistant city editor, reader services editor and a columnist. Mr. Mercer has been married since Dec. 28, 1978, to the former Kathy Morris of Jackson, Tenn.. They have two daughters, Dione Michelle, and Wanita Nicole.
Dr. John Perry
Professor, Speech Communication
Office AD 208
Office phone: 210-829-3874
B.S. and M.A. from Syracuse University. Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University. Graduate work at the University of Rochester, Middlebury College, and Oxford in England.
Public Speaking, Voice and Diction, Business and Professional Speech, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Persuasion, Nonverbal Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Magazine Article Writing on the undergraduate level. Magazine Article Writing, Research and Writing Techniques, and Presentation Skills on the graduate level.
Professor at UIW for more than twenty years. Previously Division Chairman of Fine Arts at Blue Mountain College. Writing workshops at Gemini Ink in San Antonio and The Philadelphia Writers Conference. Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America.
Author of four books: James A. Herne: The American Ibsen, Jack London: An American Myth, Edited with Introduction, Thirteen Tales of Terror by Jack London, and Texas: An Illustrated History. Numerous magazine articles such as: VFW Magazine, History Magazine, World War II History, Wild West, Naval History, Early American Life, English Journal, Toastmaster, Educational Theatre Journal and Quarterly Journal of Speech.